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Jonathan Akinyemi Nigeria's sole rep in Canoeing event at Rio 2016 crashes out

Akinyemi, 27, who was also the only African in the competition placed 20th upon exit on Wednesday, August 10.

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Nigeria's sole representative in Canoeing event at the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil, Jonathan Akinyemi has crashed out of the tournament.

Akinyemi, 27, who was also the only African in the competition, placed 20th upon exit on Wednesday, August 10.

According to Complete Sports, he recorded a time of 107.49 in his first run and 104.59 in his second.

ALSO READ: Jonathan Akinyemi is first Nigerian athlete to arrive Rio for 2016 Olympics

Akinyemi had competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics Kayak event, where he finished 21st in the heats, and failing to qualify for the semi-finals.

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