Nigeria loses out on 4X100 medals
Nigeria has lost out on another medal at the olympics as Blessing Okagbare and her fellow compatriots failed to run fast enough to claim one of the medals for the 4X100 relay, after coming 8th in the final race.
U.S won in 41.01 seconds, the second fastest time in the history of the Olympics. Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson led her team to claim the silver medal in 41.36, as her hopes for a treble was dashed, though she didn’t seem too worried about it.
“Wonderful experience. My first Olympics. Two golds, a silver, I can’t complain,” she said.
Great Britain came third to claim the bronze in Rio’s Olympic stadium, as they claim another medal and continue to sit at second place on the Olympics table.
Well lets look on the bright side, we were just awarded the Beijing 2008 gold medal for the 4X100 relay after Russia was disqualified for failing a doping test.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s official kit for the about to be concluded games was delivered to the camp yesterday. Well aren’t we efficient? What do you all think of Nigeria’s performance in the Olympic games so far?
Super Bolt seals treble for the third consecutive time!
Usain Bolt sealed his Olympic retirement in a spectacular fashion as he claimed the gold with his teammates in the 4X100 relay.
Bolt, who may very well be the greatest athlete of our generation, had earlier claimed the gold in 100m and 200m, setting new records as he did so.
This is the 29-year old’s third appearance at the Olympics. For twelve years, he has ruled the track events of the games, winning in all the finals he has competed in, as he claimed trebles in both Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
Bolt announced earlier that Rio 2016 will be his final Olympics and he intends to retire after the 2017 championships.
“I’m the greatest,” he said after claiming his final Olympic gold.
Take a bow Usain Bolt, we are so glad we were given the opportunity to witness your greatness!
Germany wins women’s football gold
For the first time ever, Germany has won gold in the women’s football event at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Dzsenifer Marozsan was the heroine for Germany as she gave them the lead in the first half. Sweden’s Linda Sembrant made a defensive error to gift the Germans another goal to make it 2-0.
Sweden were not about to go down without a fight, Stina Blackstenius scored one as they fought to level the score but they were unable to match the German team as the match ended 2-1 to see Germany claim gold.
The women’s football event has been held at only six Olympics, and this was Germany’s fourth medal after they won bronze in 2000, 2004 and 2008.
Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan
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