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.


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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