Daily updates on how Team Nigeria is faring at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The most exciting moment for Team Nigeria came with our 200m champions Divine Oduduru finishing very closely behind Usain Bolt in men’s heat to progress to the semifinal.
Ese brume is another medal hopeful for Nigeria after progressing to the final of Women’s Long Jump event.
She leaped a mark of 6.67m in the qualification rounds and finished top 12.
Oluwatobiloba Amusan qualified for the semi-finals of the women’s 100m Hurdles. She luckily qualified as one of the best losers with a 12.99s finish.
It wasn’t the same for Blessing Okagbare who could not get to the final of the Women’s 200m. In the semi-final race, the Delta State born athlete finished 5th with a time 22.69s.
It was also a knock out for Antwon Hicks who finished eighth in a time of 14.26s in the Men’s 110m hurdles. Running from lane 2 in heat 3 Hicks clipped a barrier which affected his momentum.
Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba was also knocked out as he lost in the +91 Super Heavyweight quarterfinal bout against Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan.