Stephen Mozia in action for Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Photo credit: Rio 2016.com

The wait for a medal is still on and after Day 13 of Rio 2016 Olympics, Team Nigeria’s chances are becoming even slimmer by the day.

Although all hopes are not lost, Nigeria will hope they can win a medal in the women’s 4x100m relay with the quartet of Blessing Okagbare, Agnes Osazuwa, Gloria Asumnu and Jennifer Madu qualifying for the final on Friday.

With news that the International Olympic Committe have upgraded Nigeria to Silver medal in the 4x100m relay from Beijing 2008, it could the perfect incentive the current team needs to get on the podium.

Meanwhile in the Shot Put event, Stephen Mozia who came into the competition as the 3rd highest ranked athlete in world, but he did not qualify for the final after finishing 15th in group A and 28th overall with a mark of 18.98m.

National High Jump record holder, Doreen Amata finished 13th in her group and 27th overall after clearing her best height of 1.89m.

There wasn’t much to cheer either in the Wrestling event for Nigeria. Blessing Oborodudu lost her women’s Freestyle 63 kg quarterfinal match to Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold, who won with a Class points of 3-1.

While Odunayo Adekuoroye Folasade in her women’s own Wrestling Freestyle 53 kg quarterfinal match, lost to Sweden’s Sofia Magdalena Mattsson.

 

Stephen Mozia in action for Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Photo credit: Rio 2016.com
Stephen Mozia in action for Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Photo credit: Rio 2016.com

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Very proficient in writing and talking about football, but has now found a new love in Athletics. Just a matter of time before I become a master on things pertaining to the tracks. Formerly the Content Manager-Sports at NigerianBulletin and Allsports, Christopher is now a Senior Sports writer at Making of Champions.

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