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Nigeria finishes 74th in Tokyo Olympics, 8th best from Africa

Nigeria finishes 74th in Tokyo Olympics, 8th best from Africa

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

Recall  Team Nigeria only won two medals comprising one silver and one bronze, after being represented by 55 athletes. Ese Brume won the bronze medal from the women’s long jump event, while Blessing Oborududu won the silver medal from the wrestling event’s women’s freestyle 68kg.

Nigeria finishes 74th in Tokyo Olympics, 8th best from Africa

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.

Check out the performance record of African teams at Tokyo 2020

Country   Position (Africa)    Position (World)          Gold      Silver    Bronze      Total

Kenya                 1                            19                               4              4             2             10

Uganda               2                             36                               2              1            1               4

Egypt                   4                           54                                1                1            4              6

Ethiopia               5                           56                                 1                 1           2             4

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