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

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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