On Friday, Nigeria’s female team in the 4x100m relay -Oladamola Osayomi, Gloria Asumnu, Endurance Abinuwa and Blessing Okagbare – placed fourth behind the United States, Jamaica and Ukraine. The United States team won the race in 40.82 seconds.This is saddening as Nigeria again lost a chance to win a medal.
Nigeria will however, compete in the finals of the women’s 4x400m women’s relay today. Although Omolara Omotosho, Idara Otu, Bukola Abogunloko and Regina George qualified for the finals not on the strength of an outstanding performance, but as one of the best losers, we hope they can pull a better performance.
Also today, bronze medalist at the Beijing Olympic and captain of the Nigerian team, Chika Chukwumerije, would be fighting for a place in the quarter finals of the taekwondo event that would be rounded later tonight. He would need to overcome at least three opponents to be guaranteed a medal.
Two Nigerian male wrestlers are also still in the game.
So, here are Nigeria’s last men standing! We hope for the best!