TOKYO 2O2O: Nwokocha, Oborodudu Keep Team Nigeria Olympic Medal Hope On

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Vanguard News

Despite the dissapointment that trailed many Nigerian athletes at the ongoing Tokyo 2020, there sewem ti be hope of at least a medal for the West African country, Njenje Media News reports.

Team Nigeria’s Grace Nwokocha on Monday in Tokyo advanced to the semi-finals in the women’s 200 metres event.

Nwokocha ran a personal best of 22.47 seconds to finish third in heat 1 of the event to gain one of the automatic tickets to the semi-finals.

Cote d’Ivoire’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou won the heat with 22.30, while the Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo was second with 22.40.

Blessing Oborodudu also advanced into the semi-finals in the wrestling 68kg event after a hard-fought 3-2 win against Meerim Zhumanazarova. She had earlier defeated Azerbaijan’s Elis Manolova 13-2 in the quarter-finals.

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