250 GOLFERS SET FOR MAIDEN LAFIA LADIES OPEN

No fewer than 250 golfers are expected to converge in Lafia for the maiden edition of the Lafia Ladies Open in September. Asibi Omeri-Ogabo, the Lady Captain of the club told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that the club was holding the first edition of the tournament in collaboration with the Ladies Golf Association of Nigeria (LGAN). Omeri-Ogabo said the three-day event is scheduled to hold from Sept. 3 to Sept. 5 at the Lafia Golf Club. She said the tournament would feature amateur golfers from across…

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TOKYO OLYMPICS: OBORODUDU WINS SILVER FOR NIGERIA IN WRESTLING

Blessing Oborodudu doubled Nigeria’s joy on Tuesday by winning silver at the Tokyo Olympics. Earlier, long jumper Ese Brume won the first bronze for Nigeria. Oborududu lost 4-1 to her opponent USA’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock in the final of the women’s freestyle 68kg. Oborududu is the first Nigerian wrestler ever to win a silver medal at the Games. Oborududu, who is also the first-ever Nigerian to win an Olympics medal in wrestling, qualified for the final after defeating Mongolia’s Soronzonboldyn Battsetseg 7-2 in the semi-finals. She had earlier defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Meerim…

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TOKYO OLYMPICS: ESE BRUME WINS FIRST MEDAL FOR NIGERIA, PICKS BRONZE IN LONG JUMP

Long jumper, Ese Brume has won the first medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She won bronze in women’s long jump. Germany’s Malaika Mihambo soared to gold in the women’s long jump, snatching victory from former champion Brittney Reese with her last leap of the competition. Mihambo was lying in the bronze medal position ahead of her final jump, but powered down the runway to register a season-best jump of 7.00 metres. That left 2012 Olympic champion Reese – who had led the competition with a best…

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TOKYO OLYMPICS: D’TIGRESS LOSES THIRD BASKETBALL GROUP GAME TO JAPAN

Nigeria’s senior women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, on Monday (today), failed to lift their game and consequently succumbed 102-83 to their Japanese counterparts in the basketball event of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. D’Tigress’ loss to Japan made it three losses from three games they played in Group B of the women’s competition’s group stage, having lost earlier to the U.S and France. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Japanese team proved too hot for the D’Tigress as they won 30-22 in the first quarter, relying mostly on three-pointers. They…

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TOKYO OLYMPICS: TOBI AMUSAN ZOOMS INTO 100M HURDLES FINAL

Tobi Amusan has qualified for the final of women’s 100m hurdles event and she did it in style on Sunday; winning her semi final race in a time of 12.62s. Amusan is the first Nigerian since Gloria Alozie at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games to make it to the final of the Women’s 100m hurdles event and she looks good to win a medal like Alozie did 21 years ago. Amusan has enjoyed a blistering season, maintaining a high level of consistency which has made her one of the firm…

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