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I’m ready to take on Africa in swimming- Tonjor

An Olympian, Rachael Tonjor, on Monday, said that she was ready to take on the rest of African swimmers at the Africa Swimming Senior Championship in South Africa. Tonjor, one of Nigeria’s representatives to the championships, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on her readiness for the competition […]

Rio Olympics: Nigeria women’s relay team finishes last

Team Nigeria relay team, led by Blessing Okagbare, on Saturday finished last in the women’s 4x100m relay at the ongoing Rio Olympics. The Nigerian quartet made up of Okagbare, Gloria Asumu, Jennifer Madu and Agnes Osazuwa, finished last in 43.21seconds. The event saw the U.S. team led by Allyson Felix, claim Gold in time of […]

Usain Bolt ends Olympic career by thanking fans

Usain St Leo Bolt ended his Olympic career with another gold in the 4×100 metre relay race, anchoring his Jamaican team-mates to victory in 37.27 seconds, five metres ahead of Japan, that claimed silver. The victory gave Bolt a total haul of nine gold in three Olympic Games, a record he now shares with Finnish […]

Rio Olympics: Bolt wins 100m gold

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt on Sunday became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by edging out American Justin Gatlin to the gold medal at Rio 2016. The 29-year-old Bolt ran 9.81 seconds in his final Olympics to replicate his successes at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Gatlin, who had been twice banned for […]

Rio Olympics: Bulgarian athlete fails drugs test

Bulgarian runner Silvia Danekova has tested positive for banned blood booster EPO at the Rio Olympics. The 33-year-old, a 3,000 metres steeplechase athlete, tested positive in a doping control conducted a few days after her arrival in Brazil on July 26. Danekova has been temporarily suspended pending the test of her B sample. “Unfortunately, we […]

Olympic medalist’s grandmother dies celebrating win

The 84-year-old grandmother of a Thai Olympic bronze medal winner collapsed and died on Monday while celebrating the weightlifter’s success in Rio, police said. The octogenarian was watching a live broadcast of her 20-year-old grandson, Sinphet Kruaithong, take third place in the 56-kilogramme division. But a viral video showed the jubilant scene of cheering fans […]

Nigeria miss out of Poland IAAF U-20 championships

Nigeria’s Emmanuel Arowolo and Raymond Ekevwo did not start the 100m event at the ongoing International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World U-20 Championships in Poland. The 100m men event held on July 19 at the Zawisza Stadium, Bydgoszcz. They were said to have missed their event because Team Nigeria arrived in Poland on Tuesday […]

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