Nigeria at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Nigeria at the Olympic Games

Flag of Nigeria
IOC code  NGR
NOC Nigeria Olympic Committee
Website www.nigeriaolympiccommittee.org
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 74 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Bose Kaffo
Medals
Rank: 60
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
4
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Nigeria competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics which were held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Nigeria national football team
Olubayo Adefemi   Monday James
Dele Adeleye   Sani Kaita
Oluwafemi Ajilore   Chinedu Obasi
Efe Ambrose   Victor Nsofor Obinna
Victor Anichebe   Peter Odemwingie
Onyekachi Apam   Chibuzor Okonkwo
Emmanuel Ekpo   Solomon Okoronkwo
Ikechukwu Ezenwa   Oladapo Olufemi
Promise Isaac   Ambruse Vanzekin
Football Men's tournament
 Bronze Chika Chukwumerije Taekwondo Men's +80 kg
 Bronze Blessing Okagbare Athletics Women's long jump
 Bronze Franca Idoko
Gloria Kemasuode
Halimat Ismaila
Oludamola Osayomi
Agnes Osazuwa (heats only)
Athletics Women's 4×100 m relay

Athletics[edit]

Fourteen men and eighteen women qualified to represent Nigeria in athletics.[1]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Uchenna Emedolu 100 m 10.46 4 Did not advance
Olusoji Fasuba 10.29 2 Q 10.21 4 Did not advance
James Godday 400 m 45.49 2 Q N/A 45.24 6 Did not advance
Obinna Joseph Metu 100 m 10.34 2 Q 10.27 6 Did not advance
200 m 20.62 1 Q 20.65 6 Did not advance
Selim Nurudeen 110 m hurdles 13.58 3 Q 13.66 4 Did not advance
Saul Weigopwa 400 m 45.19 2 Q N/A 45.02 5 Did not advance
Uchenna Emedolu
Olusoji Fasuba
Obinna Joseph Metu
Onyeabor Ngwogu
Chinedu Oriala
4×100 m relay DNF N/A Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Folashade Abugan 400 m 51.45 3 Q N/A 51.30 6 Did not advance
Toyin Augustus 100 m hurdles 13.34 7 N/A Did not advance
Joy Amechi Eze 400 m 51.97 4 q N/A 51.87 5 Did not advance
Franca Idoko 100 m 11.61 4 q 11.66 7 Did not advance
Halimat Ismaila 11.72 4 Did not advance
Gloria Kemasuode 200 m 23.72 6 Did not advance
Muizat Ajoke Odumosu 400 m 51.39 3 Q N/A 52.45 7 Did not advance
Oludamola Osayomi 100 m 11.13 1 Q 11.28 2 Q 11.44 8 Did not advance
200 m 23.31 3 Q 23.27 6 Did not advance
Franca Idoko
Halimat Ismaila
Gloria Kemasuode
Oludamola Osayomi
Agnes Osazuwa*
4×100 m relay 43.43 4 q N/A 43.04 3
Endurance Abinuwa
Folashade Abugan
Joy Amechi Eze
Oluoma Nwoke
Muizat Ajoke Odumosu
Gladys Stephen
4×400 m relay 3:24.10 4 q N/A 3:23.74 7

* Competed in the heats only

Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Doreen Amata High jump 1.89 =16 Did not advance
Vivian Chukwuemeka Shot put 17.15 24 Did not advance
Chinonye Ohadugha Triple jump 13.29 30 Did not advance
Blessing Okagbare Long jump 6.59 12 q 6.91 3

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Grace Daniel Women's singles  Ludíková (CZE)
L 13–21, 8–21
Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Nigeria qualified four boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. All four qualified at the second African continental qualifying tournament.[2]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Rasheed Lawal Lightweight BYE  Javakhyan (ARM)
L 0–12
Did not advance
Dauda Izobo Light heavyweight  B Samir (GHA)
L RSC
Did not advance
Olanrewaju Durodola Heavyweight N/A  Acosta (CUB)
L 0–11
Did not advance
Onorede Ohwarieme Super heavyweight N/A  Jakšto (LTU)
L 1–11
Did not advance

Football[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Nigeria squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[3] view · talk

Head coach: Samson Siasia

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ambruse Vanzekin (1986-07-14)14 July 1986 (aged 22) 30 0 Nigeria Akwa United
2 2DF Chibuzor Okonkwo (1988-12-16)16 December 1988 (aged 19) 8 0 Nigeria Bayelsa United
4 2DF Onyekachi Apam (1986-12-30)30 December 1986 (aged 21) 30 1 France Nice
5 2DF Dele Adeleye (1988-12-25)25 December 1988 (aged 19) 27 0 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam
6 3MF Monday James (1986-10-19)19 October 1986 (aged 21) 19 0 Nigeria Bayelsa United
7 4FW Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi (1986-06-01)1 June 1986 (aged 22) 25 6 Germany Hoffenheim
8 3MF Sani Kaita (1986-05-02)2 May 1986 (aged 22) 25 1 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam
9 4FW Victor Nsofor Obinna (1987-03-25)25 March 1987 (aged 21) 29 11 Italy Chievo
10 3MF Promise Isaac (c) (1987-12-02)2 December 1987 (aged 20) 27 9 Turkey Trabzonspor
11 4FW Solomon Okoronkwo (1987-03-02)2 March 1987 (aged 21) 6 0 Germany Hertha BSC
12 3MF Oluwafemi Ajilore (1985-01-18)18 January 1985 (aged 23) 3 0 Netherlands Groningen
13 2DF Olubayo Adefemi (1985-08-13)13 August 1985 (aged 22) 27 5 Israel Hapoel Bnei Lod
14 4FW Peter Odemwingie* (1981-07-15)15 July 1981 (aged 27) 25 6 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
15 2DF Efe Ambrose (1988-10-18)18 October 1988 (aged 19) 0 0 Nigeria Kaduna United
16 4FW Victor Anichebe (1988-04-23)23 April 1988 (aged 20) 5 2 England Everton
17 3MF Emmanuel Ekpo (1987-12-20)20 December 1987 (aged 20) 6 3 United States Columbus Crew
18 1GK Ikechukwu Ezenwa (1988-10-16)16 October 1988 (aged 19) 26 0 Nigeria Ocean Boys
19 3MF Oladapo Olufemi (1988-05-11)11 May 1988 (aged 20) 12 0 Portugal Boavista

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Netherlands 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 United States 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Japan 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0
7 August 2008
19:45
v
Netherlands  0–0  Nigeria
Report
10 August 2008
17:00
v
Nigeria  2–1  Japan
Obinna Goal 58'
Anichebe Goal 74'
Report Toyoda Goal 79'
13 August 2008
17:00
v
Nigeria  2–1  United States
Isaac Goal 39'
Obinna Goal 79'
Report Kljestan Goal 88' (pen.)
Quarterfinals
16 August 2008
21:00
v
Nigeria  2–0  Ivory Coast
Odemwingie Goal 44'
Obinna Goal 82' (pen.)
Report
Semi-finals
19 August 2008
18:00
v
Nigeria  4–1  Belgium
Adefemi Goal 17'
Obasi Goal 59'72'
Okonkwo Goal 78'
Report Ciman Goal 88'
Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
Attendance: 56,312
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)
Gold medal game
23 August 2008
12:00
v
2 Nigeria  0–1  Argentina 1
Report di María Goal 58'
National Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 89,102
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Final rank

 Silver

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Nigeria squad in the women's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] view · talk

Head coach: Joseph Ladipo

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Precious Dede (1980-01-18)18 January 1980 (aged 28) 0 0 Nigeria Delta Queens F.C.
2 2DF Efioanwan Ekpo (1984-01-25)25 January 1984 (aged 24) 4 0 Nigeria Pelican Stars
3 2DF Ayisat Yusuf (1985-03-06)6 March 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Finland KMF Kuopio
4 3MF Perpetua Nkwocha (1976-01-03)3 January 1976 (aged 32) 4 0 Sweden Sunnanå SK
5 4FW Onome Ebi (1983-05-08)8 May 1983 (aged 25) 0 0 Nigeria Bayelsa Queens
6 3MF Kikelomo Ajayi (1977-04-28)28 April 1977 (aged 31) 7 0 China Tianjin Teda F.C.
7 3MF Stella Mbachu (1978-04-16)16 April 1978 (aged 30) 4 0 China Tianjin Teda F.C.
8 4FW Ifeanyi Chiejine (1983-05-17)17 May 1983 (aged 25) 7 0 Nigeria Bayelsa Queens
9 3MF Sarah Michael (1990-07-22)22 July 1990 (aged 18) 0 0 Nigeria Delta Queens F.C.
10 2DF Rita Chikwelu (1988-03-06)6 March 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Finland United Pietarsaari
11 2DF Lilian Cole (1985-01-18)18 January 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Nigeria Delta Queens F.C.
12 4FW Cynthia Uwak (1986-07-15)15 July 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Sweden Falköpings KIK
13 4FW Christie George (1984-05-10)10 May 1984 (aged 24) 0 0 Nigeria Pelican Stars
14 3MF Faith Ikidi (1987-02-28)28 February 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Sweden Linköpings FC
15 3MF Tawa Ishola (1988-12-23)23 December 1988 (aged 19) 0 0 Nigeria Bayelsa Queens
16 2DF Ulunma Jerome (1988-04-11)11 April 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Nigeria Rivers Angels
17 3MF Edith Eduviere (1986-06-18)18 June 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Nigeria FCT Queens
18 1GK Tochukwu Oluehi (1987-05-02)2 May 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Nigeria Bayelsa Queens
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Germany 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
 North Korea 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
 Nigeria 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
6 August 2008
19:45
v
North Korea  1–0  Nigeria
Kim Kyong-hwa Goal 27' Report
9 August 2008
17:00
v
Nigeria  0–1  Germany
Report Stegemann Goal 65'
12 August 2008
17:00
v
Nigeria  1–3  Brazil
Nkwocha Goal 19' (pen.) Report Cristiane Goal 34'35'45+3'

Judo[edit]

Vivian Yusuf represented Nigeria in Judo.[5]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Vivian Yusuf Women's −78 kg BYE  Wollert (GER)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yellow Yeiyah 50 m freestyle 24.00 55 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ngozi Monu 50 m freestyle 27.39 52 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Singles
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Monday Merotohun Men's singles  Zeng (TUR)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Segun Toriola  Zhuang (USA)
W 4–3
 Monteiro (POR)
W 4–3
 Saive (BEL)
W 4–2
 Oh S-E (KOR)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Bose Kaffo Women's singles  Sang Xu (AUS)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Cecilia Offiong  Miao (AUS)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Team
Athlete Event Group round Semifinals Bronze playoff 1 Bronze playoff 2 Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Monday Merotohun
Kazeem Nosiru
Segun Toriola
Men's team Group D
 Japan (JPN)
L 0 – 3
 Hong Kong (HKG)
L 0 – 3
 Russia (RUS)
W 3 – 2
3 Did not advance
Bose Kaffo
Cecilia Offiong
Olufunke Oshonaike
Women's team Group B
 Singapore (SIN)
L 0 – 3
 United States (USA)
L 0 – 3
 Netherlands (NED)
L 0 – 3
4 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Muhammad Isah Adam and Chika Chukwumerije represented Nigeria in Taekwondo.[6]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Isah Adam Muhammad Men's −68 kg  Islas (MEX)
W 2–2 SUP
 López (PER)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Chika Chukwumerije Men's +80 kg  Nguyen V H (VIE)
W 3–1
 Keita (MLI)
W 1–0
 Nikolaidis (GRE)
L 2–3
BYE  Irgashev (UZB)
W 4–3
Did not advance 3

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Felix Ekpo Men's −77 kg 143 18 182 14 325 15
Benedict Uloko Men's −85 kg 148 16 191 13 339 13
Mariam Usman Women's +75 kg 115 =6 150 =2 265 5

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Wilson Siewari −120 kg BYE  Musuľbes (SVK)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 18
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Amarachi Obiajunwa −72 kg  Bernard (USA)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 15

See also[edit]

References[edit]