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Nigeria at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Nigeria competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics which were held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008.

Nigeria at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Nigeria.svg
IOC codeNGR
NOCNigeria Olympic Committee
Websitewww.nigeriaolympiccommittee.org
in Beijing
Competitors74 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Bose Kaffo
Medals
Ranked 59th
Gold
0
Silver
3
Bronze
2
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

AthleticsEdit

Fourteen men and eighteen women qualified to represent Nigeria in athletics.[1]

Key
  • Note – Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Uchenna Emedolu 100 m 10.46 4 Did not advance
Olusoji Fasuba 10.29 2 Q 10.21 4 Did not advance
James Godday 400 m 45.49 2 Q N/A 45.24 6 Did not advance
Obinna Joseph Metu 100 m 10.34 2 Q 10.27 6 Did not advance
200 m 20.62 1 Q 20.65 6 Did not advance
Selim Nurudeen 110 m hurdles 13.58 3 Q 13.66 4 Did not advance
Saul Weigopwa 400 m 45.19 2 Q N/A 45.02 5 Did not advance
Uchenna Emedolu
Olusoji Fasuba
Obinna Joseph Metu
Onyeabor Ngwogu
Chinedu Oriala
4 × 100 m relay DNF N/A Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Folashade Abugan 400 m 51.45 3 Q N/A 51.30 6 Did not advance
Toyin Augustus 100 m hurdles 13.34 7 N/A Did not advance
Joy Amechi Eze 400 m 51.97 4 q N/A 51.87 5 Did not advance
Franca Idoko 100 m 11.61 4 q 11.66 7 Did not advance
Halimat Ismaila 11.72 4 Did not advance
Gloria Kemasuode 200 m 23.72 6 Did not advance
Muizat Ajoke Odumosu 400 m 51.39 3 Q N/A 52.45 7 Did not advance
Oludamola Osayomi 100 m 11.13 1 Q 11.28 2 Q 11.44 8 Did not advance
200 m 23.31 3 Q 23.27 6 Did not advance
Franca Idoko
Halimat Ismaila
Gloria Kemasuode
Oludamola Osayomi
Agnes Osazuwa*
4 × 100 m relay 43.43 4 q N/A 43.04  
Endurance Abinuwa
Folashade Abugan
Joy Amechi Eze
Oluoma Nwoke
Muizat Ajoke Odumosu
Gladys Stephen
4 × 400 m relay 3:24.10 4 q N/A 3:23.74 7

* Competed in the heats only

Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Doreen Amata High jump 1.89 =16 Did not advance
Vivian Chukwuemeka Shot put 17.15 24 Did not advance
Chinonye Ohadugha Triple jump 13.29 30 Did not advance
Blessing Okagbare Long jump 6.59 12 q 6.91  

BadmintonEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
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Score
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Score
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Score
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Score
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Score
Rank
Grace Daniel Women's singles   Ludíková (CZE)
L 13–21, 8–21
Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Nigeria qualified four boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. All four qualified at the second African continental qualifying tournament.[2]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Rasheed Lawal Lightweight Bye   Javakhyan (ARM)
L 0–12
Did not advance
Dauda Izobo Light heavyweight   B Samir (GHA)
L RSC
Did not advance
Olanrewaju Durodola Heavyweight N/A   Acosta (CUB)
L 0–11
Did not advance
Onorede Ohwarieme Super heavyweight N/A   Jakšto (LTU)
L 1–11
Did not advance

FootballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Nigeria squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[3]

Head coach: Samson Siasia

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ambruse Vanzekin (1986-07-14)14 July 1986 (aged 22) 30 0   Akwa United
2 2DF Chibuzor Okonkwo (1988-12-16)16 December 1988 (aged 19) 8 0   Bayelsa United
4 2DF Onyekachi Apam (1986-12-30)30 December 1986 (aged 21) 30 1   Nice
5 2DF Dele Adeleye (1988-12-25)25 December 1988 (aged 19) 27 0   Sparta Rotterdam
6 3MF Monday James (1986-10-19)19 October 1986 (aged 21) 19 0   Bayelsa United
7 4FW Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi (1986-06-01)1 June 1986 (aged 22) 25 6   Hoffenheim
8 3MF Sani Kaita (1986-05-02)2 May 1986 (aged 22) 25 1   Sparta Rotterdam
9 4FW Victor Nsofor Obinna (1987-03-25)25 March 1987 (aged 21) 29 11   Chievo
10 3MF Promise Isaac (c) (1987-12-02)2 December 1987 (aged 20) 27 9   Trabzonspor
11 4FW Solomon Okoronkwo (1987-03-02)2 March 1987 (aged 21) 6 0   Hertha BSC
12 3MF Oluwafemi Ajilore (1985-01-18)18 January 1985 (aged 23) 3 0   Groningen
13 2DF Olubayo Adefemi (1985-08-13)13 August 1985 (aged 22) 27 5   Hapoel Bnei Lod
14 4FW Peter Odemwingie* (1981-07-15)15 July 1981 (aged 27) 25 6   Lokomotiv Moscow
15 2DF Efe Ambrose (1988-10-18)18 October 1988 (aged 19) 0 0   Kaduna United
16 4FW Victor Anichebe (1988-04-23)23 April 1988 (aged 20) 5 2   Everton
17 3MF Emmanuel Ekpo (1987-12-20)20 December 1987 (aged 20) 6 3   Columbus Crew
18 1GK Ikechukwu Ezenwa (1988-10-16)16 October 1988 (aged 19) 26 0   Ocean Boys
19 3MF Oladapo Olufemi (1988-05-11)11 May 1988 (aged 20) 12 0   Boavista

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Nigeria 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2   Netherlands 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3   United States 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4   Japan 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0
Netherlands  0–0  Nigeria
Report
Nigeria  2–1  Japan
Obinna   58'
Anichebe   74'
Report Toyoda   79'
Nigeria  2–1  United States
Isaac   39'
Obinna   79'
Report Kljestan   88' (pen.)
Quarterfinals
Nigeria  2–0  Ivory Coast
Odemwingie   44'
Obinna   82' (pen.)
Report
Semi-finals
Nigeria  4–1  Belgium
Adefemi   17'
Obasi   59'72'
Okonkwo   78'
Report Ciman   88'
Attendance: 56,312
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)
Gold medal game
Nigeria  0–1  Argentina
Report Di María   58'
Attendance: 89,102
Final rank

  Silver

Women's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Nigeria squad in the women's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4]

Head coach: Joseph Ladipo

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Precious Dede (1980-01-18)18 January 1980 (aged 28) 0 0   Delta Queens
2 2DF Efioanwan Ekpo (1984-01-25)25 January 1984 (aged 24) 4 0   Pelican Stars
3 2DF Ayisat Yusuf (1985-03-06)6 March 1985 (aged 23) 0 0   KMF Kuopio
4 3MF Perpetua Nkwocha (1976-01-03)3 January 1976 (aged 32) 4 0   Sunnanå SK
5 4FW Onome Ebi (1983-05-08)8 May 1983 (aged 25) 0 0   Bayelsa Queens
6 3MF Kikelomo Ajayi (1977-04-28)28 April 1977 (aged 31) 7 0   Tianjin TEDA
7 3MF Stella Mbachu (1978-04-16)16 April 1978 (aged 30) 4 0   Tianjin TEDA
8 4FW Ifeanyi Chiejine (1983-05-17)17 May 1983 (aged 25) 7 0   Bayelsa Queens
9 3MF Sarah Michael (1990-07-22)22 July 1990 (aged 18) 0 0   Delta Queens
10 2DF Rita Chikwelu (1988-03-06)6 March 1988 (aged 20) 0 0   United Pietarsaari
11 2DF Lilian Cole (1985-08-01)1 August 1985 (aged 23) 0 0   Delta Queens
12 4FW Cynthia Uwak (1986-07-15)15 July 1986 (aged 22) 0 0   Falköpings KIK
13 4FW Christie George (1984-05-10)10 May 1984 (aged 24) 0 0   Pelican Stars
14 3MF Faith Ikidi (1987-02-28)28 February 1987 (aged 21) 0 0   Linköpings FC
15 3MF Tawa Ishola (1988-12-23)23 December 1988 (aged 19) 0 0   Bayelsa Queens
16 2DF Ulunma Jerome (1988-04-11)11 April 1988 (aged 20) 0 0   Rivers Angels
17 3MF Edith Eduviere (1986-06-18)18 June 1986 (aged 22) 0 0   FCT Queens
18 1GK Tochukwu Oluehi (1987-05-02)2 May 1987 (aged 21) 0 0   Bayelsa Queens
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2   Germany 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
3   North Korea 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
4   Nigeria 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
North Korea  1–0  Nigeria
Kim Kyong-hwa   27' Report
Nigeria  0–1  Germany
Report Stegemann   65'
Nigeria  1–3  Brazil
Nkwocha   19' (pen.) Report Cristiane   34'35'45+3'

JudoEdit

Vivian Yusuf represented Nigeria in Judo.[5]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
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
Opposition
Result
Rank
Vivian Yusuf Women's −78 kg Bye   Wollert (GER)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yellow Yeiyah 50 m freestyle 24.00 55 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ngozi Monu 50 m freestyle 27.39 52 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Singles
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Monday Merotohun Men's singles   Zeng (TUR)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Segun Toriola   Zhuang (USA)
W 4–3
  Monteiro (POR)
W 4–3
  Saive (BEL)
W 4–2
  Oh S-E (KOR)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Bose Kaffo Women's singles   Sang Xu (AUS)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Cecilia Offiong   Miao (AUS)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Team
Athlete Event Group round Semifinals Bronze playoff 1 Bronze playoff 2 Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Monday Merotohun
Kazeem Nosiru
Segun Toriola
Men's team Group D
  Japan (JPN)
L 0 – 3
  Hong Kong (HKG)
L 0 – 3
  Russia (RUS)
W 3 – 2
3 Did not advance
Bose Kaffo
Cecilia Offiong
Olufunke Oshonaike
Women's team Group B
  Singapore (SIN)
L 0 – 3
  United States (USA)
L 0 – 3
  Netherlands (NED)
L 0 – 3
4 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Muhammad Isah Adam and Chika Chukwumerije represented Nigeria in Taekwondo.[6]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Isah Adam Muhammad Men's −68 kg   Islas (MEX)
W 2–2 SUP
  López (PER)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Chika Chukwumerije Men's +80 kg   Nguyen V H (VIE)
W 3–1
  Keita (MLI)
W 1–0
  Nikolaidis (GRE)
L 2–3
Bye   Irgashev (UZB)
W 4–3
Did not advance  

WeightliftingEdit

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Felix Ekpo Men's −77 kg 143 18 182 14 325 15
Benedict Uloko Men's −85 kg 148 16 191 13 339 13
Mariam Usman Women's +75 kg 115 =6 150 =2 265  

WrestlingEdit

Key
  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Wilson Siewari −120 kg Bye   Musuľbes (SVK)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 18
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Amarachi Obiajunwa −72 kg   Bernard (USA)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 15

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Metu, Fasuba, Amata make Nigeria's squad for Beijing Olympics", Xinhua, July 6, 2008
  2. ^ 2nd AIBA African Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament
  3. ^ "Men's Olympic Football Tournament Beijing – Nigeria Squad List". FIFA. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  4. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament Beijing – Nigeria Squad List". FIFA. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  5. ^ "Nigeria's only female judoka for Olympics leaves for overseas training", Xinhua, June 2, 2008
  6. ^ "Nigerian Taekwondo team departs for Germany", Xinhua, July 28, 2008