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Oyo Born Adegoke, Aruna Make Cut as Nigeria Presents 60-man Squad for Tokyo Olympics

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Oyo-born Nigerian Sprinter, Enoch Adegoke and fellow table-tennis player Quadri Aruna are part of the 60 athletes that will be representing Nigeria in 10 sports categories at the ongoing Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

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During the opening ceremony which was held on Friday, Oyo state’s Quadri Aruna and Odunayo Adekuoroye, a female wrestler hoisted the Nigerian flag as they led other members of the squad in the national parade.

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21-year-old Adegoke qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a ground record breaking of 9.97s in Nigeria to compete in the 100m category. He is the current fastest man in Nigeria after beating the likes of Usheoritse Itsekiri and Jerry Jakpa to claim the feat.

Adegoke won the 100meters Final at the Nigeria National Sport Festival (EDO 2020) with a time of 10.28s ahead of Team mate Alaba Akintola who placed second with 10.29s.

Here is Nigeria’s full squad at Tokyo 2020

ATHLETICS

  1. Enoch Adegoke
  2. Chukwuebuka Enekwechi
  3. Divine Oduduru
  4. Usheoritse Itsekiri
  5. Samson Nathaniel
  6. Chidi Okezie
  7. Tobi Amusan
  8. Ese Brume
  9. Blessing Okagbare
  10. Favour Ofili
  11. Rosemary Chukwuma
  12. Patience Okon-George
  13. Ruth Usoro
  14. Grace Nwokocha
  15. Glory Patrick
  16. Knowledge Omovoh
  17. Nse Imaobong Uko
  18. Chioma Onyekwere
  19. Annette Echikunwoke

BADMINTON

  1. Godwin Olofua
  2. Juwon Anuoluwapo 0peyori
  3. Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan

BASKETBALL

Men:

  1. Caleb Agada
  2. Precious Achiuwa
  3. Ike Ireogbu
  4. Chimezie Metu
  5. Jordan Nwora
  6. Jahlil Okafor
  7. Josh Okogie
  8. Stan Okoye
  9. Chikezie Okpala
  10. Olumiye Oni
  11. Ekpe Udoh
  12. Nnamdi Vincent

Women:

  1. Promise Amukamara
  2. Oderah Chidom
  3. Adara Elonu
  4. Ify lbekwe
  5. Ezinne Kalu
  6. Aisha Mohammed
  7. Erica Ogwumike
  8. Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah
  9. Nneka Ogwumike
  10. Atonye Nyingifa
  11. Nnenna Amy Okonkwo
  12. Elizabeth Williams

CANOE SPRINT

  1. Emmanuel Ayomide Bello

ROWING

  1. Esther oko

SWIMMING

  1. Abiola Ogunbanwo

TABLE TENNIS

  1. Aruna Quadri
  2. Olajide Omotayo
  3. Offiong Edem
  4. Funke Oshonaike

TAEKWONDO

  1. Oluchi Elizabeth Anyanacho

WRESTLING

  1. Ekerekeme Agiomor
  2. Odunayo Adekuoroye
  3. Aminat Adeniyi
  4. Blessing Oborududu
  5. Adijat ldris

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

  1. Uche Eke
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