TOKYO 2020: The end has come

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TOKYO 2020: The end has come

Olympic FLICKs by Tony Ubani (2): Words mean different things to different people
Olympic FLICKs by Tony Ubani (2): Words mean different things to different people

By Segun Odegbami,

Tòo soon, and finally, Nigeria can count its medals’ haul from Tokyo 2020 – 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. Obviously, the number does not look as impressive as most of the performances by the athletes.

‘The Eye’ can confirm that the quality of performances here oscillated mostly between good and very good. Anything below this happened only in one or two instances, particularly where the poor performance was self-inflicted.

Otherwise, in all their events Nigerian athletes put up relatively good shows and did their best that was, unfortunately, not in the medal-winning zone.

The Olympics are not only about winning medals but about participating to the best of individual and collective abilities. On that score, they rate high. The more important thing is to be seen to do the best that one can do.

The consolation is that Nigeria’s teams, indeed, mostly consisted of young athletes, both in age and inexperience.

They would have been too…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper