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.
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The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist powered to victory at the Stadion Śląski in 12.64s (0.1), well ahead of Olympic Bronze medallist Megan Tapper who ran 12.75s and USA’s Christina Clemons, 3rd in 12.92s.
Chairman of the association, Ebere Amaraizu, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Enugu on Tuesday, on the way forward for boxing in the country.
The finals held at the Tokyo International Forum saw Ejike, who was battling for her fourth Paralympic gold in the women’s 61kg, settling for bronze.
Nigeria earned one silver and one bronze medals from the Games, with a slew of promising performances as a number of athletes reached the final of their events. For the first time since 1996, a Nigerian athlete was in the final of the glamour event of the Games – the men’s 100m sprint. Young hurdler Oluwatobiloba Amusan narrowly missed netting a medal as she finished fourth in the women’s high hurdles final.
This was due to a dominant performance in challenging conditions on the last day of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games.
Enekwechi further exposed the harsh conditions Nigerian athletes have been facing at the tournament in a TikTok video
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 African representatives had qualified for the quarter-finals after an impressive 2-0 win against Australia in their final Group C game.
Nigeria failed to build on the advantage in the final quarter as they allowed the Italians to pick them apart and consequently win the game
In the first round of the event, which was making its Olympic debut, the team of Samson Nathaniel, Nse Uko, Patience George and Emmanuel Ojeli could only finish fifth.
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.
Oshonaike had made history as she participated in a record seventh Olympics, delayed since last year by COVID-19
Hidemasa Nakamura, chief of Tokyo 2020’s main operation centre, told a news conference that apart from the above-mentioned group, the rest allowed into the stadium are performers and athletes.
Olympics organisers announced the firing of Kentaro Kobayashi on Thursday, and pledged that the entire opening programme of the ceremony at National Stadium would be closely scrutinised again.
The Australian governing body said Kermond returned a positive A-sample for a metabolite of cocaine following a test conducted by Sport Integrity Australia on June 26.
Being the highest-rated African in the world, Aruna has been seeded number 15 among the 65 players listed for the singles event at the Olympics which kicks off Friday in Tokyo.
“During the grass-court season, I, unfortunately, experienced a setback with my knee and have accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games,” the 40-year-old wrote.
Osinbajo made the call on Monday at the send-off ceremony for Team Nigeria, formal handover of the Nigerian contingent to the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and unveiling of the team’s official kit.
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.