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.