Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria finishes 74th, trails Kenya, Uganda, others

Team Nigeria in Tokyo

Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria finishes 74th, trails Kenya, Uganda, others

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

Team Nigeria won only two medals comprising one silver and one bronze, after being represented by 55 athletes.

While Ese Brume won the bronze medal from the women’s long jump event, Blessing Oborududu won the silver medal from the wrestling event’s women’s freestyle 68kg.

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.

How African teams fared at Tokyo 2020

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

Kenya 1 19 4 4 2 10

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Uganda 2 36 2 1 1 4

S/Africa 3 52 1 2 0 3

Egypt 4 54 1 1 4 6

Ethiopia 5 56 1 1 2 4

Tunisia 6 58 1 1 0 2

Morocco 7 63 1 0 0 1

Nigeria 8 74 0 1 1 2