Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria Finishes 8th Best From Africa

Team Nigeria was placed 74th at the end of the 2020 Tokyo Games on Sunday and eighth best among the 54 African nations at the Games.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Team Nigeria won two medals comprising one silver and one bronze, after being represented by 55 athletes.

While 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 Games 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.

How African teams fared at Tokyo 2020

Country  Position (Africa)                         Position (World)GoldSilverBronzeTotal
Kenya            11944210
Uganda                2362114
South Africa        3521203
Egypt                    4541146
Morocco                  7631001
Burkina Faso10860011
Cote d’Ivoire            10860011

Deborah Adegoke

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