Tokyo Olympics: Team Nigeria shines as Oshonaike, Toriola enter record books

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Tokyo Olympics: Team Nigeria shines as Oshonaike, Toriola enter record books

Oshonaike
Tokyo Olympics Team Nigeria

By Tony Ubani, Tokyo Japan

Team Nigeria shot into reckoning when two of her athletes, Segun Toriola and Funke Oshonaike entered into history book( Club 7) as rare athletes to have competed seven times at the Olympics.

Standing taller in the exclusive club dominated by men was Funke Oshonaike who not only becomes the first Nigerian, but also the first African and indeed the first woman in the world to compete at seven Olympic Games. 

Her induction yesterday wiped out her tears suffered on the green table in her first historic Games when she was flatly beaten by a Chinese-American.

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Her face lightened and she giggled sandwiched by  five other men who had brought honour to their countries.

Out of the six awardees, Team Nigeria stood elegantly with a male and a female, an achievement only Nigeria has recorded.

“I hope this award for me and country will brighten the…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper