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Rio 2016 Olympic Games Team Nigeria day 10 review (Monday, August 15)

Daily updates on how Team Nigeria is faring at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Blessing Okagbare play Blessing Okagbare progresses to the semi-final of the Women’s 200m (Getty Images )

Members of Team Nigeria athletes were involved in athletics and Basketball events on Day 10 of Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare progressed to the semi-finals of the Women’s 200m after finishing tops in the qualification.

Starting in Lane 4, Okagbare ran a time of 22.71s to automatically qualify for the semi-finals.

In other track events, the Nigerian duo of Tosin Oke and Olumide Olamigoke, didn't make it to the Triple Jump Finals after jumping 16.47m & 16.10m respectively.

In the men’s 400m hurdles Heat 1, Nigeria’s Miles Ukaoma sixth place finish in 49.84s could not qualify him.

Miles Ukaoma play Miles Ukaoma


Antwon Hicks who was making his first appearance at the Games progressed to the semi-finals of 110 Hurdles event.

Antwon Hicks (left) play Antwon Hicks (left) is in the semi-final of 110 hurdles event (Getty Images )


In the women’s 400m Hurdles Amaka Ogoegbunam finished 4th with a time of 59.96s, which was not enough to see her make the final

Chinwe Okoro could not make it to the final of women’s Discus as she finished 14th. She first having finished ninth in Group A with a mark of 58.85m.

Nigeria’s senior Basketball Team, D’Tigers, lost to Brazil in their last group game of Rio 2016. The lost meant that they crash out of the Olympics.

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