Nigeria at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Nigeria at the
2020 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeNGR
NOCNigeria Olympic Committee
Websitewww.nigeriaolympiccommittee.org
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors52 in 9 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Nigeria is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Since the nation made its debut in 1952, Nigerian athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal because of the African boycott.

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 5 7 12
Badminton 2 1 3
Basketball 12 12 24
Canoeing 0 1 1
Gymnastics 1 0 1
Rowing 0 1 1
Table tennis 2 2 4
Taekwondo 0 1 1
Wrestling 1 4 5
Total 23 29 52

Athletics

Nigerian athletes further achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[2][3]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Track & road events
Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Emmanuel Bamidele 400 m N/A
Raymond Ekevwo 100 m Bye
Usheoritse Itsekiri Bye
Divine Oduduru 100 m Bye
200 m N/A
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Tobi Amusan 100 m hurdles
Favour Ofili 200 m
Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha
Blessing Okagbare 100 m
200 m
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi Men's shot put
Ese Brume Women's long jump
Ruth Usoro Women's long jump
Women's triple jump
Annette Echikunwoke Women's hammer throw

Badminton

Nigeria entered three badminton players for each of the following events into the Olympic tournament based on the BWF Race to Tokyo Rankings as of 25 May 2021.[4][5]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Godwin Olofua
Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori
Men's doubles
Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan Women's singles

Basketball

Summary
Team Event Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Nigeria men's Men's tournament







Nigeria women's Women's tournament







Men's tournament

Nigeria men's basketball team qualified for the Olympics as the highest-ranked African squad at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.[6][7]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 12 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2 OQT winner Split 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 OQT winner Belgrade 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarterfinals based on ranking
4  Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 25 July 2021. Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head points difference; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
17:20
v
Australia  vs.  Nigeria

28 July 2021 (2021-07-28)
10:00
v
Nigeria  vs. OQT winner Split

31 July 2021 (2021-07-31)
13:40
v
OQT winner Belgrade vs.  Nigeria

Women's tournament

Nigeria women's basketball team qualified for the Olympics as one of two highest-ranked eligible squads from group A at the Belgrade meet of the 2020 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, marking the country's recurrence to the sporting event after 16 years.[8]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2  Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarterfinals based on ranking
4  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 27 July 2021. Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head points difference; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
(H) Host
27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
13:40
v
Nigeria  vs.  United States

30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)
17:20
v
France  vs.  Nigeria

2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
10:00
v
Nigeria  vs.  Japan

Canoeing

Sprint

Nigeria qualified a single boat (women's C-1 200 m) for the Games by winning the gold medal at the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco, marking the country's Olympic debut in this sporting discipline.[9]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
  Women's C-1 200 m

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Gymnastics

Artistic

Nigeria entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. Uche Eke booked a spot in the men's individual all-around and apparatus events, after winning the bronze medal at the 2021 African Gymnastics Championships in Cairo, Egypt.[10]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Uche Eke All-around

Rowing

Nigeria qualified one boat in the women's single sculls for the Games by finishing third in the B-final and securing the last of five berths available at the 2019 FISA African Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tunis, Tunisia.[11]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Esther Toko Women's single sculls

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Table tennis

Nigeria entered four athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. Olajide Omotayo, along with Olympic veterans Offiong Edem and Olufunke Oshonaike, scored a semifinal victories to occupy the available spots each in the men's and women's singles, respectively, at the 2020 African Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tunis, Tunisia.[12] For Oshonaike, she set a historic record by becoming the first ever African woman to participate in seven editions of the Summer Olympic Games.[13]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Olajide Omotayo Men's singles
Quadri Aruna
Offiong Edem Women's singles
Olufunke Oshonaike

Taekwondo

Nigeria entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Games for the first time since London 2012. Elizabeth Anyanacho secured a spot in the women's welterweight category (67 kg) with a top two finish at the 2020 African Qualification Tournament in Rabat, Morocco.[14][15]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Elizabeth Anyanacho Women's −67 kg

Wrestling

Nigeria qualified five wrestlers for each of the following classes into the Olympic competition. One of them finished among the top six to book an Olympic berth in the women's freestyle 57 kg at the 2019 World Championships, while four additional licenses were awarded to the Nigerian wrestlers, who progressed to the top two finals of their respective weight categories at the 2021 African & Oceania Qualification Tournament in Hammamet, Tunisia.[16][17]

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ekerekeme Agiomor −86 kg
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Khadijat Idris −50 kg
Odunayo Adekuoroye −57 kg
Aminat Adeniyi −62 kg
Blessing Oborududu −68 kg

References

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  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "UPDATES ON TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC QUALIFYING". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  5. ^ "RACE TO TOKYO - BWF OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION". Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Iran and Nigeria earn direct entry into Olympics, China and Tunisia out". Xinhua. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Nigeria, Iran qualify for Olympics as best continental sides at World Cup". FIBA. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  8. ^ "USA breeze past Mozambique, hand Nigeria spot at the Olympics". FIBA. 8 February 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  9. ^ "African Olympic sprint quotas announced". International Canoe Federation. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2019: Day 2 - as it happened". Olympic Channel. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Africa goes for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic qualification". International Rowing Federation. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Ibrahima Diaw caused major upset, Olufunke Oshonaike sets record". ITTF. 29 February 2020. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
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  15. ^ "Seven countries earned Olympic taekwondo berth as the African qualifying tournament for Tokyo 2020 on opening day in Rabat, Morrocco". World Taekwondo. 22 February 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  16. ^ Olanowski, Eric (3 April 2021). "Tunisia Takes Quartet of Olympic Berths, Nigeria Nabs Trio of Tokyo Spots". United World Wrestling. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
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