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The Tokyo Olympics has had its fair share of drama on and off the sport’s arena. Team Nigeria is no exception but in the middle of all those distractions, Nigeria made very important progress at the games.
Here are eight amazing facts about Nigeria’s performances at the Tokyo Olympics. 

 7. Nigeria reached the final of shot put for the first time in her history.
There is much to hope for the future. As the Minister for Youth and Sports said, “Most of our athletes are young and debutants – experiencing Olympics for the first time. They remain committed patriots who gave their all and I have nothing but pride for their tenacity and commitment to deliver smiles to the faces on Nigerians. We have started building a new generation of Young Nigerian athletes. There is much hope.” #Olympics2020
Nigeria’s Tokyo Olympics Fact Sheet
WON TWO OLYMPICS MEDALS
-Silver Medal in Wrestling by Blessing Oborududu.
-Bronze Medal in Long Jump by Ese Brume.
PRODUCED FIVE OLYMPICS FINALISTS
1.Enoch Adegoke – 100 meters men
A record achievement.

ATHLETICS 
Enoch Adegoke became Nigeria’s first 100m Olympic finalist since 1996 clocking 10.00s in heat 2 of the Men’s 100m semis, 25 years after Davidson Ezinwa at Atlanta ’96.
WRESTLING

Blessing Oborududu  broke the jinx in the wrestling family with an Olympic Silver medal to show for it.
LONG JUMP
Ese Brume – Silver . Long jump
I’m her own words!
“I’m super excited that I made it to the top three at the Olympics. Honestly, I can’t contend with my joy. This medal means a lot to me. It doesn’t matter the colour.”

CANOEING
Ayomide Bello
Quite decent representation from Nigeria’s Ayomide Bello, who is for a fact the first African female to compete in Canoe Sprint at the Olympics.
Her #Tokyo2020 campaign came to an end as she finished 3rd in the quarter-finals of the C-1 200m with 47.326s.
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