The ex-Super Eagles star started out as an academy player in Jos, Plateau State and rose to the highest level.
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The President of Nigeria Judo Federation, Dr. Musa Oshodi, disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos State.
Buhari in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Femi Adeshina said he trusted that Nigerian athletes participating in different events will excel at the competition, surpassing the previous record in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, in 2018, when the nation competed for the first time.
President Buhari in a press statement signed Wednesday by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina salutes Adio, who was the captain of the national Olympic team to Moscow, USSR, for his loyalty and dedication, lifting the country’s flag on the track, and pursuing a career, where he consistently upheld Nigeria’s image, especially at the FIFA 1998 World Cup and 1999 IAAF World Championships in Seville.
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She was announced as the winner on 7 January during BBC Focus on Africa TV and radio at 17:35GMT. Christine becomes the first and youngest female along with being the second Nambian after Frankie Fredericks to win a BBC sporting award.
Sobhi said Egypt was set to throw its hat into the ring by submitting a formal application to the International Olympic Committee
Sports Minister Sunday Dare said in Lagos, over the weekend, that the number of young people picking up interest in the sports informed this move.
A flight with the flame on board landed in Beijing ahead of a welcome ceremony at the Beijing Olympic Tower near the National Stadium, Xinhua news agency reported.
Bolt ended his career on the track in 2017, calling it quits at the age of 31 after a spate of hamstring injuries, one of which curtailed his efforts in what was supposed to be the Jamaican’s final race at the 2017 world championships in London.
The Nigerian who was ranked 123 before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games gained seven steps up the ladder to be rated 116 in the world, the third best African player in the world behind Egypt’s duo of Dina Meshref and Yousra Helmy who were ranked 37 and 101 respectively in the latest world rating.
The world No.5 crushed 12th seed Karen Khachanov under the weight of 27 winners – almost four times as many as his opponent – to win 6-3 6-1 in just 79 minutes at Ariake Tennis Park
The Olympics Games have a huge variety of sports on offer, with thousands of world class athletes from around the world set to entertain for over two weeks of incredible action.
Amusan, who ran from lane 4 of the first round race, finished in 12.72 seconds in the heat on Saturday morning.
With Tokyo 2020 now fully underway, we take a look at both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball events, both of which feature Nigeria as African representatives. The Basketball tournaments will run from till Sunday, 8 August, with all games held at the Saitama Super Arena in greater Tokyo.
Nigeria’s Aruna became the first African to reach the quarterfinal after his quarterfinal finish at Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
Oshonaike, who is the first table tennis player in the world and the first female athlete in Africa to attend seven Olympic Games, becomes the first female to be inducted into the Club 7.
Weather authorities warned of heavy rains, gale force winds and high waves, which could already affect the region from Monday onwards.
The 23-year-old, who was making his Olympic Games debut, scored a total of 74.765 points to place 36th at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre.
Oshonaike had made history as she participated in a record seventh Olympics, delayed since last year by COVID-19