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Nigeria at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Nigeria competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, from August 5 to 21, 2016. Since the nation made its debut in 1952, Nigerian athletes had appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal because of the African boycott.

Nigeria at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Nigeria.svg
IOC code NGR
NOC Nigeria Olympic Committee
Website www.nigeriaolympiccommittee.org
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 77 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Olufunke Oshonaike[1]
Medals
Ranked 78th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 1 1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Nigeria Olympic Committee fielded a squad of 77 athletes, 51 men and 26 women, to compete in ten sports at the Games.[2] It was the nation's largest delegation sent to the Olympics since 2000, increasing by a third of its full roster size at London 2012. Among the sports represented by the nation's athletes, Nigeria marked its Olympic debut in rowing, as well as its return to swimming and men's football after an eight-year hiatus. Apart from the men's football squad, Nigeria also returned to the Olympic scene in men's basketball for the second consecutive time.[3]

Topping the list of most experienced athletes on the Nigerian roster were table tennis players Segun Toriola, who set a record as Africa's first ever athlete to feature in seven Olympics, and Olufunke Oshonaike, who became the first female from her country to compete at her sixth consecutive Games.[4][5] Other notable Nigerian competitors also included sprinter and 2008 bronze medalist Blessing Okagbare, British-born slalom kayaker Jonathan Akinyemi, basketball players Chamberlain Oguchi and Alade Aminu, and weightlifting veteran Mariam Usman (women's +75 kg). Football midfielder John Obi Mikel was named the captain of the Nigerian squad, while Oshonaike acted as both his assistant and the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[2][1]

Nigeria left Rio de Janeiro with only a bronze medal won by the men's football squad (captained by Mikel), scoring a 3–2 triumph over the Hondurans.[6][7]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Athletics (track and field)Edit

Nigerian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[8][9]

Following the end of the qualifying period on July 11, 2016, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) had selected a list of 27 athletes for the Games, featuring long jumper, sprinter, and Beijing 2008 bronze medalist Blessing Okagbare.[10]

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
Ogho-Oghene Egwero 100 m Bye 10.37 6 Did not advance
Seye Ogunlewe Bye 10.26 4 Did not advance
Tega Odele 200 m 21.25 8 N/A Did not advance
Ejowvokoghene Oduduru 20.34 2 Q N/A 20.59 7 Did not advance
Orukpe Erayokan 400 m 47.42 7 N/A Did not advance
Antwon Hicks 110 m hurdles 13.70 4 Q N/A 14.26 7 Did not advance
Miles Ukaoma 400 m hurdles 49.84 5 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Tosin Oke Triple jump 16.47 23 Did not advance
Olu Olamigoke 16.10 32 Did not advance
Stephen Mozia Shot put 18.98 28 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Gloria Asumnu 100 m Bye 11.55 5 Did not advance
Jennifer Madu Bye 11.61 5 Did not advance
Blessing Okagbare 100 m Bye 11.16 2 Q 11.09 3 Did not advance
200 m 22.71 1 Q N/A 22.69 5 Did not advance
Margaret Bamgbose 400 m 51.43 3 q N/A 51.92 7 Did not advance
Patience Okon George 51.83 2 Q N/A 52.52 8 Did not advance
Omolara Omotosho 53.22 5 N/A Did not advance
Oluwatobiloba Amusan 100 m hurdles 12.99 5 q N/A 12.91 3 Did not advance
Amaka Ogoegbunam 400 m hurdles 56.96 4 N/A Did not advance
Gloria Asumnu
Jennifer Madu
Blessing Okagbare
Agnes Osazuwa
Peace Uko
4 × 100 m relay 42.55 2 Q N/A 43.21 8
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ese Brume Long jump 6.67 3 Q 6.81 5
Doreen Amata High jump 1.89 27 Did not advance
Nwanneka Okwelogu Shot put 16.67 29 Did not advance
Chinwe Okoro Discus throw 58.85 14 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Uhunoma Osazuwa Result 13.75 1.77 13.15 24.67 5.72 33.42 DSQ 4916 29
Points 1014 941 737 917 765 542 0

BasketballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Nigeria men's basketball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the AfroBasket 2015 in Tunisia.[11]

Team roster

The following is the Nigeria roster for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[12] Captain Olumide Oyedeji quit the squad due to personal problems.[13]

Nigeria men's national basketball team – 2016 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 4 Uzoh, Ben 28 – (1988-03-18)18 March 1988 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Unattached
PG 5 Umeh, Michael 31 – (1984-09-18)18 September 1984 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Ironi Nahariya  
F/C 6 Diogu, Ike 32 – (1983-09-11)11 September 1983 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Guangdong Southern Tigers  
G/F 7 Okoye, Stan 25 – (1991-04-10)10 April 1991 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Pallacanestro Trapani  
PG 8 Akognon, Josh 30 – (1986-02-10)10 February 1986 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) Dinamo Sassari  
G/F 9 Oguchi, Chamberlain 30 – (1986-04-28)28 April 1986 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Anwil Włocławek  
G/F 10 Ere, Ebi 35 – (1981-08-02)2 August 1981 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Capitanes de Arecibo  
C 11 Ogide, Andy 28 – (1987-10-01)1 October 1987 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Hapoel Migdal HaEmek  
G 12 Gbinije, Michael 24 – (1992-06-05)5 June 1992 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Syracuse Orange  
C 13 Lawal, Shane 29 – (1986-10-08)8 October 1986 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) FC Barcelona Lassa  
F/C 14 Aminu, Alade 28 – (1987-09-14)14 September 1987 2.1 m (6 ft 11 in) Hapoel Eilat B.C.  
F/C 15 Ibekwe, Ekene 31 – (1985-07-19)19 July 1985 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) CEZ Nymburk  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 6 August 2016
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Croatia 5 3 2 400 407 −7 8[a] Quarter-finals
2   Spain 5 3 2 432 357 +75 8[a]
3   Lithuania 5 3 2 392 428 −36 8[a]
4   Argentina 5 3 2 441 428 +13 8[a]
5   Brazil (H) 5 2 3 411 407 +4 7
6   Nigeria 5 1 4 392 441 −49 6
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d In games among the four teams at 3–2, Croatia and Spain were 2–1 while Argentina and Lithuania were 1–2. Croatia beat Spain 72–70, and Lithuania beat Argentina 81–73.
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
22:30
v
Nigeria   66–94   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 15–22, 16–28, 19–22, 16–22
Pts: Diogu 15
Rebs: Diogu 13
Asts: Gbinije, Umeh 3
Pts: Campazzo 19
Rebs: Scola 9
Asts: Campazzo, Ginóbili 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,425
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Damir Javor (SLO), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
19:00
v
Lithuania   89–80   Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 13–16, 23–25, 29–13, 24–26
Pts: Mačiulis 21
Rebs: Sabonis 7
Asts: Kalnietis 12
Pts: Diogu 19
Rebs: Diogu 7
Asts: Ere 4
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,785
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Anne Panther (GER)

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
19:00
v
Nigeria   87–96   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 11–25, 30–18, 25–22, 21–31
Pts: Oguchi 24
Rebs: Diogu 7
Asts: Uzoh 7
Pts: Gasol 16
Rebs: Reyes 9
Asts: Llull 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,999
Referees: Steven Anderson (USA), José Reyes (MEX), Duan Zhu (CHN)

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
22:30
v
Croatia   76–90   Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 28–21, 11–22, 17–27, 20–20
Pts: Bogdanović 28
Rebs: Simon 6
Asts: Ukić 4
Pts: Umeh 19
Rebs: Diogu 12
Asts: Ere 6
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,720
Referees: Steven Anderson (USA), Damir Javor (SLO), Scott Beker (AUS)

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
14:15
v
Nigeria   69–86   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 16–15, 15–27, 21–17, 17–27
Pts: Akognon 16
Rebs: Aminu 7
Asts: four players 2
Pts: Nenê 19
Rebs: Nenê 7
Asts: Huertas 11
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 11,173
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI), Robert Lottermoser (GER)

BoxingEdit

Nigeria has entered one boxer to compete in each of the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Efe Ajagba had claimed his Olympic spot with a semifinal victory at the 2016 African Qualification Tournament in Yaoundé, Cameroon.[14]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Efe Ajagba Men's super heavyweight Bye   Paul (TTO)
W KO
  Dychko (KAZ)
L 0–3
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SlalomEdit

Nigeria has qualified one canoeist in the men's K-1 class by obtaining a top finish at the 2015 African Canoe Slalom Championships in Sagana, Kenya.[15][16]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jonathan Akinyemi Men's K-1 107.49 20 104.59 19 104.59 20 Did not advance

FootballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Nigeria men's football team qualified for the Olympics by attaining a top two finish at the 2015 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal.[17][18]

Team roster

The following is the Nigerian squad in the men's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[19] view · talk

Head coach: Samson Siasia

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Daniel Akpeyi* (1986-08-03)3 August 1986 (aged 30) 3 0   Chippa United
2 2DF Muenfuh Sincere (1998-04-28)28 April 1998 (aged 18) 25 0   Rhapsody
3 2DF Kingsley Madu (1995-12-12)12 December 1995 (aged 20) 3 0   AS Trenčín
4 2DF Shehu Abdullahi (1993-03-12)12 March 1993 (aged 23) 9 0   União da Madeira
5 2DF Saturday Erimuya (1998-01-10)10 January 1998 (aged 18) 6 1   Kayseri Erciyesspor
6 2DF William Troost-Ekong (1993-09-01)1 September 1993 (aged 22) 6 0   Haugesund
7 4FW Aminu Umar (1995-03-06)6 March 1995 (aged 21) 9 2   Osmanlıspor
8 3MF Oghenekaro Etebo (1995-11-09)9 November 1995 (aged 20) 19 11   Feirense
9 4FW Imoh Ezekiel (c) (1993-10-24)24 October 1993 (aged 22) 6 0   Anderlecht
10 3MF John Obi Mikel* (1987-04-22)22 April 1987 (aged 29) 6 1   Chelsea
11 4FW Junior Ajayi (1996-01-29)29 January 1996 (aged 20) 19 10   Al Ahly
12 3MF Popoola Saliu (1994-08-07)7 August 1994 (aged 21) 8 0   Seraing United
13 4FW Umar Sadiq (1997-02-02)2 February 1997 (aged 19) 6 4   Roma
14 3MF Azubuike Okechukwu (1997-04-19)19 April 1997 (aged 19) 24 1   Yeni Malatyaspor
15 2DF Ndifreke Udo (1998-08-15)15 August 1998 (aged 17) 18 0   Abia Warriors
16 2DF Stanley Amuzie (1996-02-28)28 February 1996 (aged 20) 18 0   Olhanense
17 3MF Usman Mohammed (1994-03-02)2 March 1994 (aged 22) 19 1   União da Madeira
18 1GK Emmanuel Daniel (1993-12-17)17 December 1993 (aged 22) 25 0   Enugu Rangers

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Nigeria 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6 Quarter-finals
2   Colombia 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
3   Japan 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
4   Sweden 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

4 August 2016 (2016-08-04)
22:00 (21:00 UTC–4)
v
Nigeria   5–4   Japan
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
Attendance: 29,996[20]
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)

7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
19:00 (18:00 UTC–4)
v
Sweden   0–1   Nigeria
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Sadiq   40'

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
19:00
v
Colombia   2–0   Nigeria
Gutiérrez   4'
Pabón   63' (pen.)
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Quarterfinal

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
16:00
v
Nigeria   2–0   Denmark
Mikel   15'
Umar   59'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)

Semifinal

17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
16:00
v
Nigeria   0–2   Germany
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Klostermann   9'
Petersen   89'

Bronze medal match

20 August 2016 (2016-08-20)
13:00
v
Honduras   2–3   Nigeria
Lozano   71'
Pereira   86'
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Sadiq   34'56'
Umar   49'
Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 9,091[25]
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)

RowingEdit

Nigeria has qualified one boat in the women's single sculls for the Games at the 2015 African Continental Qualification Regatta in Tunis, Tunisia.

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Chierika Ukogu Women's single sculls 8:35.34 3 QF Bye 7:54.44 5 SC/D 8:18.55 4 FD 7:44.76 20

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SwimmingEdit

Nigeria has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics, signifying its return to the sport after an eight-year hiatus.[26][27][28]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Samson Opuakpo Men's 50 m freestyle 24.85 59 Did not advance
Rechael Tonjor Women's 100 m breaststroke 1:21.43 42 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Nigeria has entered four athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. Olympic veterans Quadri Aruna and Olufunke Oshonaike secured places each in the men's and women's singles by virtue of a top four finish at the 2015 All-Africa Games.[29] Meanwhile, Segun Toriola and Offiong Edem took the remaining spots on the Nigerian team by virtue of their top 2 finish respectively at the African Qualification Tournament in Khartoum, Sudan. For Toriola, he has become the fourth table tennis player and the first ever African athlete to appear in seven editions of the Summer Olympic Games.[30][31]

Abiodun Bode was awarded the third spot to build the men's team for the Games as the top African nation in the ITTF Olympic Rankings.[32]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Quadri Aruna Men's singles Bye   Wang Y (SVK)
W 4–1
  Chuang C-y (TPE)
W 4–0
  Boll (GER)
W 4–2
  Ma L (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Segun Toriola Bye   Prokopcov (CZE)
W 4–2
  Niwa (JPN)
L 2–40
Did not advance
Bode Abiodun
Quadri Aruna
Segun Toriola
Men's team N/A   China (CHN)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Offiong Edem Women's singles   Yee (FIJ)
W 4–0
  Pavlovich (BLR)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Olufunke Oshonaike   Sahakian (LIB)
W 4–3
  Diaz (PUR)
L 2–4
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Nigeria has qualified one female weightlifter for the Rio Olympics by virtue of a top four national finish at the 2016 African Championships.[33] The team must allocate this place by June 20, 2016.[34]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Mariam Usman Women's +75 kg 115 11 150 8 265 9

WrestlingEdit

Nigeria has qualified a total of seven wrestlers for each of the following classes into the Olympic competition. One of them finished among the top six to book Olympic spot in the women's freestyle 53 kg at the 2015 World Championships, while the majority of Olympic berths were awarded to Nigerian wrestlers, who progressed to the top two finals at the 2016 African & Oceania Qualification Tournament.[35][36]

Key:

  • VT – Victory by Fall.
  • PP – Decision by Points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by Points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Decision by points – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP – Decision by points – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) 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
Amas Daniel −65 kg Bye   Iakobishvili (GEO)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 17
Soso Tamarau −97 kg Bye   Ibragimov (UZB)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 19
Women'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
Mercy Genesis −48 kg Bye   Matkowska (POL)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 14
Odunayo Adekuoroye −53 kg Bye   S Mattsson (SWE)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 17
Aminat Adeniyi −58 kg Bye   Olli (FIN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Blessing Oborududu −63 kg Bye   Soronzonbold (MGL)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Hannah Rueben −69 kg Bye   Yeats (CAN)
L 1–4 SP
Did not advance 14

See alsoEdit

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