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Rio 2016 Olympic Games Team Nigeria Day 7 review (Friday, August 12)

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

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Segun Toriola and Bode Abiodun play

Segun Toriola and Bode Abiodun

(Getty Images )

Team Nigeria was in action at Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The Athletics events kicked off which saw Nwanneka Okwelogu unable to progress past the qualification stage after finishing an overall 29th.

He initially placed placed 14th in Group A of the women’s Shot Put event.

In Heptathlon, Uhunoma Naomi-Pauline Osazuwa is currently in 24th position, after accumulating 3609 points.

Uhunoma Naomi-Pauline Osazuwa play Uhunoma Naomi-Pauline Osazuwa smiles after competing in the Women's Heptathlon Shot Put during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Blessing Okagbare made it to the 100m women’s semifinals after finishing 2nd in her heat in a time of 11.16s.

Blessing Okagbare play Blessing Okagbare (Getty Images )

 

Nigerian rower, Chierika Ukogu made it to the final of the Women’s Single Sculls Rowing event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

She initially finished third with a 4:04.26 but finished fourth at the end with a total time of 8:18:55 which qualified her for the finals.

In table tennis, Nigerian players, Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun were on Friday, August 12, beaten by their Chinese counterparts in the first round of Men’s Table Tennis event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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