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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Participation Ends after final loss

 

Team Nigeria have ended their participation at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

This follows Adijat Idris’ loss to Ukraine’s Oksana Livach on Friday in the women’s freestyle 50kg event of the wrestling competition.

Idris was completely overwhelmed by her technically superior opponent in the round of 16 match.

Livach recorded five technical points of two each in the fight which did not go beyond the first period.

This loss by Idris brought to an end Team Nigeria’s competitive involvement in the Tokyo Olympics which ends on Sunday.

Team Nigeria will fly back with only two medals: one silver and one bronze.

Ese Brume won the country’s first medal, clinching bronze in the long jump, while Blessing Obodururu clinched a silver medal in the women’s freestyle 68kg event on Tuesday.

The delegation was made up of 25 male and 30, female athletes.

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