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Nigeria’s performance at the Rio Olympics was better – Dalung

Today, while declaring open the second edition of the National Youth Games (NYG), in Kwara State, the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, said comments describing Team Nigeria’s performance at Rio 2016 Olympics as abysmal worried him.

He said he was in this state because Nigeria’s outing in Rio was better than that of the London 2012 Olympics where the country failed to win a single medal. The Team Nigeria to the Paralympics in Rio won eight gold two silver and two bronze medals.
In 2012 at London, the Paralympic team won six gold, five silver two bronze medals. Dalung, in his argument, pointed out that Nigeria set a unique record at the Rio Olympics with Aruna Quadri being the first African to reach the quarter-finals in male table tennis.
He also said: “Chierika Ukogu was also the first black athlete to reach the semi-finals of the rowing event.”

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