Team Nigeria has finished 74th at the end of the 2020 Tokyo Games on Sunday and 8th position among the 54 Africans in the concluded Olympics.
Nigeria representatives at the Tokyo’s games won two medals – silver and a bronze with 55 athletes.
The duo Olympics medalists – Blessing Oborududu and Ese Brume arrived Nigeria with a resounding reception at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday.
Ese Brume won the bronze medal from the women’s long jump event. Blessing Oborududu won the silver medal from the wrestling event’s women’s freestyle 68kg.
The Olympics, which began on July 23 and ended on Sunday, had 93 of the 206 participating teams making it to the medals table, including 13 of the 54 from Africa.
Owing to the finalists performances in the concluded competition, many Nigerians have expressed their supports and satisfaction despite some setbacks that led some athletes off the games.
The Minister for Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare commended the athletes for making Nigeria proud. “Nigerians are proud of your tenacity, handwork and dedication that have put our country on the global map. We are very proud of your attainments.” He said.
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