As the Tokyo Olympics officially kicked off with an opening ceremony, Friday, the best athletes around the world gathered in Japan will be participating in 33 different sports with the hopes of winning a gold medal.
The Nigeria’s contingent at the ongoing Olympic Games includes: Oduduru Divine (Men’s 100m & 200m), Adegoke Enoch (Men’s 100m), Usheoritse Itsekiri (Men’s 100m), Enekwechi Chukwuebuka (Men’s Shotput), Okagbare Blessing (Women’s 100m & 200m, 4 x 100m Relay), Nwokocha Grace (Women’s 100m & 200m, 4 x 100m Relay), Amusan Tobi (Women’s 100m Hurdles), Ofili Favour (Women’s 200m, 4 x 100m Relay), Usoro Ruth (Women’s Long Jump & Triple Jump), and Brume Ese (Women’s Long Jump).
Others are Echikunwoke Annette (Women’s Hammer Throw), George Patience (Women’s 400m, 4 x 400m Relay Mixed), Chukwuma Rosemary (Women’s 100m, 4 x 100m Relay) and Onyekwere Chioma (Women’s Discus Throw).
Members of the Mixed 4 x 400 relay team are Uko Imaobong Nse, Nathaniel Samson, Okezie Chidi and George Patience.
In the Women’s 4 x 100 relay are Okagbare Blessing, Nwokocha Grace, Ofili Favour and Omovoh Knowledge.
Also in the 4x400m mixed relay squad are Ajayi Yinka, Ojeli Ifeanyi and Godbless Tima.
Badminton: Adesokan Dorcas (Women’s Singles), Olufua Godwin (Men’s Double event) and Opeyori Anuoluwapo (Men’s Double).
Basketball: Men’s Team (12) and Women’s Team (12).
Canoeing: Bello Ayomide – Women’s Sprint C1, 200m.
Gymnastics: Uche Eke – Men’s Artistic Gymnastics.
Rowing: Esther Tamaramiyebi Toko – Women’s Single Sculs WX1.
Taekwondo: Elizabeth Anyanacho – Women’s -67kg
Table Tennis: Omotayo Olajide – Men’s Singles, Aruna Quadri – Men’s Singles, Edem Offiong – Women’s Singles and Olufunke Oshonaike – Women’s Singles
Wrestling: Adekuoroye Odunayo – Women’s Freestyle 57kg, Oborodudu Blessing – Women’s Freestyle 68kg, Aminat Adeniyi – Women’s Freestyle 62kg, Adijat Idris – Women’s Freestyle 50kg and Ekerekeme Agiomor – Men’s Freestyle 86kg.