Team Nigeria competed in three sports (Athletics and Basketball) on Day 8 at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Nigeria’s sprint-hurdler, Tobi Amusan was the first to race in Heat 3 of the women’s 100m Hurdles. The 2018 Commonwealth GOLD medallist, did not look so smooth coming off the blocks, but once she got into her rhythm, she did just enough to take the victory in a time of 12.72s.

She would compete in the semis and possible the final on Day 4 of athletics at the games.

In the men’s 100m heats, Enoch Adegoke raced to a new Personal Best (PB) of 9.98s on his way to winning Heat 2 of the men’s 100m at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Also, Usehoritse Itsekiri who like Adegoke is making his first appearance at the Olympics picked up an automatic qualifying spot in the semis, finishing 3rd with 10.15s. They both will run in the semis tomorrow.

Nigeria’s D’Tigers ended their journey, losing their last group game 80 – 71 to Italy. No wins against Australia and Germany means Nigeria will not progress to the quarterfinals of the Olympics.


There are very few things in life that make me happy, but talking and writing Sports has to be at the top. I honed my broadcasting skills at the University of Lagos Radio Station and have free-lanced for platforms like Top Radio and Superscreen TV amongst others. Deji loves running commentaries on Football matches and Athletics, and is now a Junior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. He hopes to become a Sports Agent in the future.


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