Tokyo 2020: Team Nigeria arrives Abuja

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Nigerian athletes who participated in the Tokyo Olympics arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Saturday.

The Team Nigeria athletes arrived at the airport at about 1 pm local time, Channels TV reports.

Nigeria placed 69th on the 205-country medal table.

The country clinched two medals at the games comprising a bronze in long jump and a silver in wrestling.

Both medals were won by Ese Brume and Blessing Oborududu respectively.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has announced that it will take up and pay the medical bills of four injured track and field athletes.

Two of the athletes competed for Team Nigeria at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with injuries while the other two got injured during the Games.

The four athletes include Enoch Adegoke, who stopped 40 metres into the men’s 100m final due to harmstring trouble, and Ushoritse Itshekiri, who also pulled his hamstring in the semi-final of the same event.

Sprint hurdler Tobi Amusan, who placed fourth in the 100m hurdles, came with an injury as well as Chukwuebuka Enekwechi who made history as the first Nigerian to ever reach the shot put final at the Olympics.

Minister Sunday Dare pledged to take care of the four during the reception for Team Nigeria hosted by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Japan on Thursday night in Tokyo.

”You have represented Nigeria well and made sacrifices. Nigeria will also take care of you in your time of need so that you can regain full health,” Dare told the athletes.


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