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Rio 2016 Olympic Games Team Nigeria day 8 review (Saturday, August 13)

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

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Dream Team VI play Dream Team VI beat Denmark 2-0 t progress to the final (Getty Images )

Team Nigeria athletes were back in action on Day eight of the Rio 2916 Olympic Games.

Despite finishing second in Final D of Women’s Singles Sculls event, Chierika Ukogu did not finish with a medal as he time of 7:44.76 meant she finished 20th in the overall final result. She is however the first Nigerian to ever compete in this event.



Nigeria’s duo of Margaret Bamgbose and Patience Okon-George qualified for the semis of the women’s 400m, but Seye Ogunlewe and Ogho-Oghene Egwero lost out in Men’s 100m.


Blessing Okagbare could not qualify for the final of women’s 100m semis. She finished 3rd in heat 3 with a time of 11.17s which was not enough to qualify.

Blessing Okagbare play Blessing Okagbare (Getty Images )


After getting disqualified in 800m Heptathlon, Uhunoma Osazuwa finished 29th overall with a total of 4916 points.

D’Tigers recorded their first victory in Rio by beating Croatia. A win against Brazil in their next game will take them to the quarterfinals.

D'Tigers play D’Tigers (Twitter)


In just one round,  Efe Ajagba knocked out his Trinidad & Tobago opponent and qualify for the quarterfinals of the men’s Super Heavyweight 91kg category.


Nigeria’s U-23 got back to winning ways, beating Denmark 2-0 to progress to the semi-finals of the football event.

They play Germany on Wednesday, August 17.

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