Team Nigeria competed in two sports (Basketball and Swimming) on Day 6 at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics as the wait for a medal continues going into Day 7.

D’Tigers, Nigeria’s male Basketball team needed victory in their second group match in order to put them in a good position to seal qualification to the Quater Finals after they had lost to the Australians in their first Group match.

Playing at the Saitama Super Arana, the D’Tigers were at some point up by 11 points in the third quarter after some great sequence of 3-point shooting from Jordan Nwora, but fell apart in the fourth quarter, eventually losing 99-92 to Germany.

The team will have to beat the Italians, who lost to Australia 86-83, in their last group match on Saturday and hope results go their way in other groups to make it out of the group.

Elsewhere, Nigeria’s sole swimmer at the games, Abiola Ogunbanwo claimed victory in heat 1 of the women’s 100m Freestyle, coasting to a new Personal Best of 59.74.

The time wasn’t enough for her to qualify for the semis, but it still goes down as National Record, and she becomes the first Nigerian woman ever to swim under one minute.

Deji is one of the leading Athletics journalists in Nigeria as he possesses a deep passion for PR and branding athletes. He has extensively covered a wide range of sporting competitions, both within and outside Nigeria, with a particular focus on showcasing African Sports Stories. In addition to his journalistic prowess, he is well-versed in Sports Management and Marketing.


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