Nigeria’s most dominant weightlifter in over a decade, Mariam Usman, will be presented with her Bronze medal from the Beijing 2008 Olympics by the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) on Thursday, September 7th. Usman, who has represented the country at three Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016), finished 5th at the Beijing Olympics.
In what has been described as an innovative move by many , the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the inclusion of four mixed-gender events to the schedule of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 2020 Games will now feature a 4x400m mixed relay in Athletics, a 4x100m medley mixed relay in Swimming, a mixed relay
Rio 2016 finalist, Botswana’s Karabo Sibanda has already booked his spot at the forthcoming London 2017 IAAF World Championships, after winning the 400m at the Orapa Track and Field meeting held last Saturday. According to dailynews.gov.bw, Sibanda, who finished in 5th place at the Rio Olympic Games, clocked an impressive time of 45.26s in his
Fortunehas smiled on Nigerian sprinting sensation and Long Jump queen, Blessing Okagbare as her Beijing 2008 Bronze medal is set to be upgraded to Silver after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stripped Russia’s Tatiana Lebedeva of the Silver medal in the women’s Long Jump event. The Russian athlete won Silver medals in the Long Jump and
Multiple World Record (WR) holder Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic GOLD medals, following the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) disqualification of teammate Nesta Carter from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Both Carter and Bolt competed in the 4x100m, running the first and third legs respectively in the final, with
World Record (WR) holder in the men’s 800m, David Rudisha is aiming to become the first athlete ever to win three consecutive Olympic titles in the event, and is hoping to race his way into the history books at Tokyo 2020. The 26-year old successfully defended his title from London 2012 in Rio this year,
When the 2018 Winter Olympics taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea commences, Nigeria could have its first ever team at the Games as the trio of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga aim to etch their names in the country’s history books. Nigeria has never had any representation at the Winter Olympics. The country has only
Team Nigeria may not have had a good outing across all sports competed in at the Rio 2016 Olympics, considering that only a paltry Bronze medal was won. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that there weren’t notable performances worth cheering. From Rowing to Boxing, Basketball and even Table-Tennis, many Nigerians applauded their representatives who donned the
African athletes were at the forefront of the World Record (WR) breaking spree in Track and Field at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Others set Olympic Records (OR) to win their event at the Games. Here is Part 2 of our Top 10 African Performers at the Rio Olympics, with our latest countdown featuring Nos.5 to 1.
The Rio 2016 Games have come and gone, but the ground breaking achievements by Track and Field athletes will remain a reference point for years to come. African athletes were not left out of these exploits, as some of them created a slice of history at the Games. Here’s Part 1 of our Top 10