Ogunbanwo, 17, swam to a new National Record of 59.74s, making her the first Nigerian woman ever to swim under the one minute mark in this event. Ogunbanwo broke Monu’s longstanding record of 1:00.50 which had stood for 14 years, and now has two Nigerian records in her bag.
Reacting to a recent media report, the federation’s president, Engr Musa Kida said that all hands are on deck over the clearance of the kits from its sponsor, Peak.
The head coach, Mike Brown who recently revealed that some of the younger players may not be on the trip to Japan said the camping exercise is a win-win situation for all.
According to the Secretary of the Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation Olubunmi Oluode, the scholarship was secured through the International Olympics Committee, Nigeria Olympic Committee and the World Rowing Federation.
This call became necessary following self-declarations of top NBA players who have pledged their support and international career to Nigerian Basketball programme.
Diogu, who was a member of the team to the London 2012 Olympics, said despite their impeccable 6-0 unbeaten run during the qualifiers, the team is nowhere ready for a busy summer.
The resignation of former Prime Minister Mori, 83, will further erode confidence in the organisers’ ability to pull off the postponed Summer Games during a coronavirus pandemic.
Reacting to the draws conducted on Tuesday, the Federation said it is focused on preparing the two Nigerian teams well for the challenges ahead in their quest to make Nigerians proud.
Amid speculation the event might be cancelled again, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach had said on Wednesday the IOC was fully committed to it going ahead.
Reacting to a recent feedback over the absence of some players who featured at the 2019 World Cup in China, the NBBF President, Engr. Musa Kida, explained that the exceptional quality of players ready to play for D’Tigers has made selection very difficult for the coaching crew.
Olofua, also Africa’s number 1 ranked player in the men’s doubles, made his desire to be in the Olympics known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
Long-time International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound made the assertion on Wednesday in London.
Japan has not seen an explosive coronavirus outbreak as suffered in some other places but a recent increase in cases in Tokyo, which accounts for more than a third of its more than 20,000 total, has fanned worries about a second wave of infections.
The Games, scheduled to start in July, were postponed for a year in March because of fears over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior international Olympics official John Coates said on Saturday the delayed Tokyo Olympics could end up being the greatest Games ever, coming next year as the world emerges from COVID-19 crisis.
As one of the senior members of the current D’Tigers set up, Spain-based Stanley Okoye has set his target at a possible podium finish at next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics may not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained.
Khanou told newsmen on Thursday in Abuja that only Zambia arrived for the competition
The camp of the senior national women basketball team, D’Tigress, has continued to bubble as preparation hots up for the final phase of the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers in Belgrade, Serbia.
The appointment was announced via a statement on Tuesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu