Team Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuroye crashed out of the wrestling event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after losing to Anastasia Nichita of Mongolia, reports Completesports.
Adekuroye was leading her opponent 8-2 but was defeated by fall in the Round of 16 clash.
If Nichita reaches the final, Adekuoroye may have an opportunity to vie for a bronze medal through the repechage.
In his first bout of the Men’s freestyle 86kg quarter finals, Nigeria’s only male wrestler to Tokyo, Ekerekeme Agiomor lost by superiority 1-12 to Deepak Punia of India.
In the canoeing event, Nigeria’s first ever female canoeist to the Olympics, Ayomide Bello placed 3rd, consequently missing out of a place in the semi finals of the women’s singles 200m despite finishing with a faster time of 47.326s in the quarter final.