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Rio Olympics: Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare Qualifies For 4 x 100m Relay Final

Rio Olympics: Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare Qualifies For 4 x 100m Relay Final

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Team Nigeria has one more chance to win a Gold medal at the Rio Olympics before it ends this weekend after Blessing Okagbare alongside Gloria Asumnu, Jennifer Madu and Agnes Osazuwa qualified for the finals of women’s 4x100m relay.

The Nigerian quartet who finished in 42.55 seconds came second in heat two behind Germany who clocked 42.18seconds. Nigerians will hope the team can do well on the finals slated for 2.15am Saturday in Nigeria to win the country’s first medal at the sporting event.
However, Nigeria has suffered more Rio 2016 Olympic Games woes after two wrestlers and  four  track and  field event  athletes crashed out of their races.Ese Brume lost in the final of the women’s long jump on Wednesday after  jumping 6.81 to place fifth  in the event.  USA’s  Bartoletta  Tianna  cleared 7.17 to dethrone  her compatriot Brittney Reese, who jumped 7.15 to win silver. Reese won the event at the London 2012 Olympics.

Doreen Amata failed to qualify for the next round of the women’s high jump while Stephen Mozia failed to make qualification in the men’s shop put. Divine Oduduru crashed out of the men’s 200m semis, after coming second behind Usain Bolt in their  first round  heat on Tuesay.

Adekuoroye Odunayo  and Blessing Oborodudu  failed to reach the medal stages in their women’s wrestling  events as  after  they crashed out in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Oborodudu  was beaten by Mongolia’s  Soronzombold Battesetseg  in their 69kg  bout  while Adekuoroye was humiliated  by  Sweden’s  Sofia Mattson in the 63kg fight.

 

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