The lights at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be officially lit tomorrow 23rd July 2021, four Nigerian university athletes will be competing at the world’s biggest sporting event.
Enoch Adegoke Athletics
Nigeria’s fastest man, Adegoke goes to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife. Adegoke, who won the 100m gold medal for Edo State at the 2020 National Sports Festival, and ran a one time world fastest time earlier in the season, will be hoping to replicate his amazing form and getting Nigeria on the podium in 100m & 200m races.
Elizabeth Anyanacho (Taekwondo)
The 300-level student of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) fights in the 67kg category. She will be the first Nigerian taekwondo athlete to feature at the Olympics since her compatriot, Chika Chukwumerije, won Bronze in the men’s heavy weight event at Beijing 2008 and only the second female to qualify for the Olympics after Princess Dudu at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
Grace Nwokocha (Athletics- sprint)
From the University of Port Harcourt, the 20-year-old will be one of Nigeria’s sprinters at the games, having recently established herself within the top runners of the country.
Godwin Olofua (Badminton)
University of Lagos’s Godwin qualified to represent Nigeria at the badminton events following an impressive run in the world qualification ranking. He will play in the double’s tournament.
Lets keep an eye out for these athletes