Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria occupy 64th position on medals table as china tops with 32 golds

Team Nigeria occupy the 64th position on the medals table as Tokyo 2020 Olympics events enter Day 11.

This was after Ese Brume and Blessing Obodururu gave Nigeria bronze and silver medals.

Ese Brume won the country’s first medal, clinching bronze in the long jump.

The 25-year-old recorded a jump of 6.97m in the final.

Brume finished behind America’s Brittney Reese and Malaika Mihambo of Germany.

Blessing Oborududu had to settle for the silver medal in the women’s freestyle 68kg event on Tuesday in the Tokyo Olympics wrestling competition in Tokyo.

This was after she failed to overcome Tamyra Mensah-Stock of the U.S, who had beaten her three times earlier, after losing 1-4 in their final match at the Makuhari Mess Hall.

The medal was Nigeria’s first one ever in the wrestling sport since the country’s first-ever appearance at the Olympics in 1952.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government had announced a reward of 15,000 dollars, 10,000 dollars, 7,500 dollars respectively for gold, silver, and bronze medalists at the Tokyo Olympics.

China lead the medals table with 32 gold, followed by United States, 24; Japan, 19; and Australia 14.

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