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Nigeria at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Nigeria competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. The most surprising achievement was Nigeria's gold in football. The team overcame what are usually considered much stronger teams, such as Brazil and finally Argentina to earn the gold.

Nigeria at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Flag of Nigeria.svg
IOC codeNGR
NOCNigeria Olympic Committee
Websitewww.nigeriaolympiccommittee.org
in Atlanta
Competitors65 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Mary Onyali
Medals
Ranked 32nd
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Results by eventEdit

AthleticsEdit

MenEdit

Track and road events
Athletes Events Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Olapade Adeniken 100 metres 10.41 39 Q 10.38 31 Did not advance
Deji Aliu 100 metres 10.34 27 Q 10.26 19 Did not advance
Davidson Ezinwa 100 metres 10.03 1 Q 10.08 6 Q 10.04 6 Q 10.14 6
Francis Obikwelu 200 metres 20.62 17 Q 20.49 10 Q 20.56 12 Did not advance
Seun Ogunkoya 200 metres 20.78 29 Q 21.00 33 Did not advance
Sunday Bada 400 metres 45.19 3 Q 44.88 6 Q 45.30 10 Did not advance
Clement Chukwu 400 metres 45.18 2 Q 45.24 17 Did not advance
Jude Monye 400 metres 46.10 30 q Did not finish Did not advance
Steve Adegbite 110 metres hurdles 14.06 49 Did not advance
William Erese 110 metres hurdles 13.98 43 Did not advance
Moses Oyiki 110 metres hurdles 14.04 48 Did not advance
Kehinde Aladefa 400 metres hurdles 49.60 23 N/A Did not advance
Deji Aliu
Davidson Ezinwa
Osmond Ezinwa
Francis Obikwelu
4 x 100 metres relay 39.47 15 q N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Sunday Bada
Clement Chukwu
Udeme Ekpenyong
Ayuba Machem
4 x 400 metres relay 3:02.73 7 q N/A Disqualified Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Festus Igbinoghene Triple jump 15.95 35 Did not advance
Chima Ugwu Shot put 18.39 25 Did not advance
Adewale Olukoju Discus throw 60.98 17 Did not advance
Pius Bazighe Javelin throw 70.78 32 Did not advance

WomenEdit

Track and road events
Athletes Events Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Chioma Ajunwa 100 metres 11.25 12 Q 11.24 12 Q 11.14 10 Did not advance
Mary Tombiri 100 metres 11.50 29 Q 11.56 27 Did not advance
Mary Onyali 100 metres 11.17 6 Q 11.08 3 Q 11.04 4 Q 11.13 7
200 metres 22.42 2 Q 22.37 2 Q 22.16 3 Q 22.38  
Calister Ubah 200 metres 23.34 27 q 23.62 29 Did not advance
Bisi Afolabi 400 metres 51.80 11 Q 51.07 7 Q 51.40 13 Did not advance
Falilat Ogunkoya 400 metres 52.65 30 Q 50.65 3 Q 49.57 2 Q 49.10  
Fatima Yusuf 400 metres 52.25 21 Q 51.27 12 Q 50.36 6 Q 49.77 6
Ime Akpan 100 metres hurdles 13.11 24 Q 13.02 22 Did not advance
Taiwo Aladefa 100 metres hurdles 13.06 21 Q 13.11 26 Did not advance
Angela Atede 100 metres hurdles 12.88 10 Q 12.85 18 Did not advance
Lade Akinremi 400 metres hurdles 56.83 23 N/A Did not advance
Chioma Ajunwa
Mary Onyali
Christy Opara
Mary Tombiri
4 x 100 metres relay 43.54 5 Q N/A 42.56 5
Bisi Afolabi
Falilat Ogunkoya
Charity Opara
Fatima Yusuf
4 x 400 metres relay 3:23.24 2 Q N/A 3:21.04  
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Chioma Ajunwa Long jump 6.81 2 Q 7.12  

BadmintonEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Rank
Kayode Akinsanya Singles   Stuer-Lauridsen (DEN) L 0-15 2-15 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Rank
Obigeli Olorunsola Singles bye   Bang (KOR) L 0-15 0-15 Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Rank
Obigeli Olorunsola
Kayode Akinsanya
Doubles N/A   Olsen, Jakobsen (DEN) L 1-15 2-15 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Kehinde Aweda Bantamweight   Khasanov (TJK)
L 20-10
Did not advance
Daniel Attah Featherweight   Ipera (PNG)
W 14-2
  Nagy (HUN)
L 14-12
Did not advance
Albert Eromosele Light-middleweight   Horodnichov (UKR)
L 18-4
Did not advance
Duncan Dokiwari Super-heavyweight   Samadi (IRI)
W RSC
  Khan (PAK)
W RSC
  Məmmədov (AZE)
W RSC
  Wolfgramm (TGA)
L 7-6
 
Did not advance

FootballEdit

Men's TournamentEdit

Group Stage – Group C
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
  Nigeria 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
  Japan 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
  Hungary 3 0 0 3 3 7 −4 0


Nigeria  1 – 0  Hungary
Kanu   44' Report
Attendance: 25,303
Referee: Un-Prasert (THA)

Nigeria  2 – 0  Japan
Babangida   82'
Okocha   90' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 22,734
Referee: Collina (ITA)

Brazil  1 – 0  Nigeria
Ronaldo   30' Report
Attendance: 55,650
Referee: Esfandiar Baharmast (USA)
Quarterfinal
Mexico  0 – 2  Nigeria
Report Okocha   20'
C. Babayaro   84'
Attendance: 44,788
Referee: Al Mehannah (KSA)
Semifinal
Nigeria  4 – 3 (ASDET)  Brazil
Roberto Carlos   20' (o.g.)
Ikpeba   78'
Kanu   90',   94'
Report Flavio Conceição 1', 38'
Bebeto   28'
Attendance: 78,587
Referee: Garcia Aranda (ESP)
Gold medal match
  Nigeria  3 – 2  Argentina
Babayaro   28'
Amokachi   74'
Amuneke   90'
Report C. López   3'
Crespo   50' (pen.)
Attendance: 86,117
Referee: Collina (ITA)
Team roster

JudoEdit

Men
Athlete Event Result
Suleman Musa Half-Middleweight 21

Table TennisEdit

Men's Singles TournamentEdit

Group Stage - Group M
Team Pld W L GW GL PW PL
  Wenguan Johnny Huang (CAN) 3 3 0 6 0 126 76
  Chen Xinhua (GBR) 3 2 1 4 4 142 145
  David Zhuang (USA) 3 1 2 3 4 122 126
  Sule Olaleye (NGR) 3 0 3 1 6 102 145
Group Stage - Group P
Team Pld W L GW GL PW PL
  Patrick Chila (FRA) 3 3 0 6 2 158 120
  Konstantinos Kreanga (GRE) 3 2 1 5 2 133 114
  Segun Toriola (NGR) 3 1 2 2 5 98 133
  Chetan Baboor (IND) 3 0 3 2 6 132 154

Men's Doubles TournamentEdit

Group Stage - Group H
Team Pld W L GW GL PW PL
  Koji Matsushita / Hiroshi Shibutani 3 3 0 6 0 129 95
  Slobodan Grujić / Ilija Lupulesku 3 2 1 4 2 117 115
  Sule Olaleye / Segun Toriola 3 1 2 2 4 114 115
  Petr Korbel / Josef Plachy 3 0 3 0 6 94 129

Women's Singles TournamentEdit

Group Stage - Group I
Team Pld W L GW GL PW PL
  Kim Hyon-Hui (PRK) 3 3 0 6 0 128 100
  Jie Schöpp (GER) 3 2 1 4 2 120 88
  Elena Timina (RUS) 3 1 2 2 4 108 113
  Funke Oshonaike (NGR) 3 0 3 0 6 71 126
Group Stage - Group P
Team Pld W L GW GL PW PL
  Dai-Yong Tu (SUI) 3 3 0 6 1 148 95
  Lyanne Kosaka (BRA) 3 2 1 4 2 99 105
  Emilia Ciosu (ROU) 3 1 2 3 5 151 157
  Bose Kaffo (NGR) 3 0 3 1 6 103 144

Men's Doubles TournamentEdit

Group Stage - Group H
Team Pld W L GW GL PW PL
  Irina Palina / Elena Timina 3 3 0 6 0 126 75
  Wei Wang / Lily Yip 3 2 1 4 4 130 137
  Emily Noor / Huberta Vriesekoop 3 1 2 3 4 122 131
  Bose Kaffo / Olufunke Oshonaike 3 0 3 1 6 102 136

TennisEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Rank
Sule Ladipo Singles   Stoltenberg (AUS) L 64-77 3-6 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Athletes Events Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Mojisola Oluwa -70 kg 140.0 18 170.0 =17 310.0 18

WrestlingEdit

Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Repechage
Round 1
Repechage
Round 2
Repechage
Round 3
Repechage
Round 4
Repechage
Round 5
Bronze Medal
Bout
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Tiebiri Godswill -52 kg   Anev (BUL)
L 11-0
Did not advance N/A   Vartanovas (LTU)
L 4-0
Did not advance
Freestyle
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Repechage
Round 1
Repechage
Round 2
Repechage
Round 3
Repechage
Round 4
Repechage
Round 5
Bronze Medal
Bout
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
Opposition
Result
Isaac Jacob -48 kg   Vila (CUB)
L 4-0
Did not advance   Ramírez (GUA)
W 3-0
  Torgovkin (KGZ)
W Default
  Corduneanu (ROU)
L 7-6
Did not advance
Ibo Oziti -68 kg   Zazirov (UKR)
L 11-0
Did not advance   Fallah (IRI)
L 1-0
Did not advance
Victor Kodei -90 kg   Khadem (IRI)
L 6-1
Did not advance   Betancourt (PUR)
W 10-0
  Bianco (CAN)
W 7-0
  Bacsa (HUN)
W 7-4
  Kim (KOR)
W 7-0
  Lohyňa (SVK)
L 10-0
  Tedieiev (UKR)
L Fall

See alsoEdit

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