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Rio 2016 Olympic Games Team Nigeria day 11 review (Tuesday, August 16)

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

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Ese brume play Ese brume is a medal hopeful for Nigeria after qualifying for the final in Women's Long Jump (Getty Images )

Tuesday, August 16 was day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and a slew of Team Nigeria athletes were in action.

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.

Ejowvokoghene Oduduru and Usain Bolt play Divine Oduduru finished closely behind Usain Bolt in Men's 200m (Getty Images )


Oduduru ran a personal best of 20.34 finishing closely behind Bolt who ran a time of 20.28s.

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.

Elvira Herman, Oluwatobiloba Amusan, Alexis Duncan and Tia Jones play Oluwatobiloba Amusan (second from right) through to the semi-finals of Women's 100m hurdles (Joosep Martinson/Getty Images for IAAF)


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.

Antwon Hicks (left) play Antwon Hicks (left) couldn't get to the next round after finishing 8th in Men's 110m (Getty Images )


Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba was also knocked out as he lost in the +91 Super Heavyweight quarterfinal bout against Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan.

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