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Odunayo Adekuoroye lost via pinfall to Mongolia’s Anastasia Nichita despite leading 8-2 in the Women’s Freestyle 57kg category at the Tokyo Olympics

‘Hardwork, merit before prayers’

She was billed to win, but she lost her event. She worked extremely hard. She is funded and adopted by a powerful and well-respected spiritual leader. She has been a model of
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Nigeria's Chukwuebuka Enekwechi competes in the men's shot put qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 3, 2021. Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP

Enekwechi seeks for support, not distractions, as he looks to make Olympic history

Shot putter Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has appealed to Nigerians to get behind him as he bids for a place in Nigeria’s Olympics history books. [ad] Enekwechi will be competing in the finals of
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Wrestling - Freestyle - Women's 68kg - Medal Ceremony - Makuhari Messe Hall A, Chiba, Japan - August 3, 2021. Silver medallist Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria poses with her medal REUTERS/Leah Millis

Tokyo 2020: Team Nigeria’s Oborududu claims historic Olympic wrestling silver medal

Commonwealth champion Blessing Oborududu on Tuesday won a silver medal in the women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling event, losing to reigning world champion Tamyra Mensah-Stock of the United States 4-1 on points. [ad]
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Nigeria's Blessing Oborududu wrestles Azerbaijan's Elis Manolova in their women's freestyle 68kg wrestling early round match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo on August 2, 2021. Photo: AFP

Former Olympic champion charges Oborududu to forget ‘guaranteed silver’ and go for gold

Former Olympic and Commonwealth freestyle wrestling champion, and current president of the Nigerian Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali, has showered encomiums on Blessing Oborududu after the wrestler advanced to the final of the
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Jordan Nwora of Team Nigeria dunks against Italy during the second half of a Men's Basketball Preliminary Round Group B game on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 31, 2021. Photo: AFP

Tokyo 2020: D’Tigers Olympic dream over after loss to Italy

Nigeria’s D’Tigers are out of the basketball event of the Olympic Games after losing to Italy 80-71 on Saturday in Saitama. It was the third loss in a row for the African
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Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (R) crosses the finish line to win ahead of second-placed Switzerland's Ajla Del Ponte (C) and third-placed Nigeria's Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha (L) in the women's 100m heats during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP

Tokyo Olympic Games: Grace Nwokocha seeks historical 100m final spot

A tough tasks awaits Team Nigeria’s Grace Nwokocha as she takes to the tracks in the semi-finals of the women’s 100m at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. [ad] The presence of
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Nigeria's Amy Okonkwo (C) handles the ball as France's Alexia Chartereau (R) and Sandrine Gruda (2L) react in the women's preliminary round group B basketball match between France and Nigeria; Photo AFP

Tokyo Olympic Games: D’Tigress suffer 25-point blowout defeat to France

It was expected to be a close contest between two teams who had lost their respective opening games of the women’s basketball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but in the
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Blessing Okagbare crosses the finish line to win her heat and qualify for the women's 100m semi-finals during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP

Tokyo Olympic Games: Okagbare, Nwokocha advance to 100m semi-finals

…It’s the first time two Nigerians will be racing in the 100m semis since 2012 For the first time since 2012, two Nigerian athletes will be running in the semifinals of the
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Ariel Atkins of the United States guards Adaora Elonu of Nigeria during an exhibition game at Michelob ULTRA Arena ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tokyo 2020: D’Tigress face US team out to win 50 straight Olympic Games matches

The journey to Olympic glory officially gets underway for Nigeria’s D’Tigress at 5:40 AM on Tuesday when they take on a United States women’s basketball team out to secure its 50th consecutive
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