Wrestler Adijat Idris lost out to Ukraine’s Oksana Livach in the quarter-
final of the 50kg women’s freestyle event on Friday morning to end
Nigeria’s hopes of adding more medals to its cabinet at the Tokyo
Livach defeated the 19-year-old 10-0 by technical knockout, meaning
Team Nigeria ended the Games with two medals.
Nigeria’s only medals were from Blessing Oborududu and Ese Brume.
Brume won a bronze medal in the women’s long jump event, while
Oborududu clinched silver in the women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling
category to rekindle the country’s battered hopes in an Olympic where
ten of its athletes were suspended.
The country’s participation at the Olympics was marred by internal
squabbles which many observers blamed for the athletes’ outing in
Several athletes had raised concerns over their welfare before and during
the Games in the Asian nation.

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