Nigeria at the 2012 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 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 53 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Sinivie Boltic
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Nigeria competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's fifteenth appearance at the Olympics, except the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, because of the African boycott. Nigeria Olympic Committee sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games since 1984. A total of 53 athletes, 30 men and 23 women, competed in 8 sports. Men's basketball was the only team-based sport in which Nigeria had its representation in these Olympic games. Among the eight sports played by the athletes, Nigeria marked its official Olympic debut in slalom canoeing.

The Nigerian team featured two Olympic medalists from Beijing: taekwondo jin Chika Chukwumerije, who served as the nation's team captain,[1] and long jumper Blessing Okagbare. Table tennis player Segun Toriola, the oldest member of the team, at age 37, became the first Nigerian athlete to compete in six Olympic games. Toriola's fellow sports player Olufunke Oshonaike, on the other hand, made her fifth Olympic appearance as the nation's oldest and most experienced female athlete. Freestyle wrestler Sinivie Boltic was Nigeria's first male flag bearer at the opening ceremony since 2000.

Nigeria, however, failed to win a single medal for the first time in Olympic history since 1988, after achieving poor athletic performance at these games. Triple jumper Tosin Oke, the women's sprint relay team (led by Blessing Okagbare), and weightlifter Felix Ekpo qualified successfully for the final rounds of their respective events, but missed out of the medal standings. Following the athletes' disappointing performance, President Goodluck Jonathan "called for a complete overhaul of Nigerian sports administration". Few weeks after the Olympics, the Nigerian athletes, however, were able to recapture the nation's sporting success at the Paralympics, as they had won a total of twelve medals, including six golds.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Nigerian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[3][4]

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
Ogho-Oghene Egwero 100 m BYE 10.38 6 Did not advance
Peter Emelieze BYE 10.22 5 Did not advance
Obinna Joseph Metu BYE 10.35 5 Did not advance
Noah Akwu 200 m 20.67 5 N/A Did not advance
Amaechi Morton 400 m hurdles 49.34 3 Q N/A DSQ Did not advance
Selim Nurudeen 110 m hurdles 13.51 2 Q N/A 13.55 5 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Stanley Gbageke Long jump 7.59 27 Did not advance
Tosin Oke Triple jump 16.83 9 q 16.95 7
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Seun Adigun 100 m hurdles 13.56 4 N/A Did not advance
Gloria Asumnu 100 m BYE 11.13 3 Q 11.21 5 Did not advance
200 m 23.43 6 N/A Did not advance
Regina George 400 m 51.24 1 Q N/A 51.35 5 Did not advance
Muizat Ajoke Odumosu 400 m hurdles 54.93 3 Q N/A 54.40 1 Q 55.31 8
Blessing Okagbare 100 m BYE 10.93 1 Q 10.92 1 Q 11.00 8
Omolara Omotosho 400 m 52.11 4 q N/A 51.41 4 Did not advance
Oludamola Osayomi 100 m BYE 11.36 4 Did not advance
Christy Udoh 200 m 23.19 5 N/A Did not advance
Endurance Abinuwa
Gloria Asumnu
Blessing Okagbare
Oludamola Osayomi
Christy Udoh*
4×100 m relay 42.75 5 q N/A 42.64 4
Bukola Abogunloko
Regina George
Muizat Ajoke Odumosu
Omolara Omotosho
Idara Otu*
4×400 m relay 3:26.29 4 q N/A DSQ
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Doreen Amata High jump 1.90 17 Did not advance
Blessing Okagbare Long jump 6.34 17 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Uhunoma Osazuwa Result 13.46 1.77 12.77 24.62 5.74 DNS DNF
Points 1056 941 712 922 771 0

Basketball[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Nigeria roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5]

Nigeria men's national basketball team – 2012 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club Club nat.
G 4 Skinn, Tony 29 – (1983-02-08)February 8, 1983 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Ironi Ashkelon Israel
F 5 Ibekwe, Ekene 27 – (1985-07-19)July 19, 1985 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) BBC Bayreuth Germany
F 6 Diogu, Ike 28 – (1983-09-11)September 11, 1983 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) Capitanes de Arecibo Puerto Rico
F 7 Aminu, Al-Farouq 21 – (1990-09-21)September 21, 1990 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) New Orleans Hornets United States
G 8 Dagunduro, Ade 26 – (1986-05-22)May 22, 1986 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Stella Artois Leuven Bears Belgium
G 9 Oguchi, Chamberlain 26 – (1986-04-28)April 28, 1986 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Panteras de Miranda Venezuela
F 10 Archibong, Koko 30 – (1981-10-05)October 5, 1981 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) LTi Giessen 46ers Germany
G 11 Oruche, Richard 24 – (1987-08-30)August 30, 1987 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Académica Coimbra Portugal
F 12 Ugboaja, Ejike 27 – (1985-05-28)May 28, 1985 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Jahesh Tarabar Qom Iran
G 13 Obasohan, Derrick 31 – (1981-04-18)April 18, 1981 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Joventut Badalona Spain
C 14 Aminu, Alade 24 – (1987-09-14)September 14, 1987 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Élan Chalon France
C 15 Oyedeji, Olumide 31 – (1981-05-11)May 11, 1981 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Qingdao Double Star China
Head coach

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 29 July 2012
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
United States 5 5 0 589 398 +191 10
 France 5 4 1 376 378 −2 9
 Argentina 5 3 2 448 424 +24 8
 Lithuania 5 2 3 395 399 −4 7
 Nigeria 5 1 4 338 456 −118 6
 Tunisia 5 0 5 320 411 −91 5
29 July 2012
09:00
v
Nigeria  60–56  Tunisia
Scoring by quarter: 18–7, 13–8, 14–16, 15–25
Pts: Aminu 15
Rebs: Diogu 10
Asts: Skinn 3
Pts: Rzig 18
Rebs: Ben Romdhane 12
Asts: three players 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Marcos Benito (BRA), Rabah Noujaim (LIB)
31 July 2012
14:30
v
Lithuania  72–53  Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 14–8, 20–19, 22–13, 16–13
Pts: Songaila 12
Rebs: Kleiza 6
Asts: Jasikevičius 9
Pts: Diogu, Al. Aminu 12
Rebs: Al. Aminu 11
Asts: Al. Aminu 2
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Stephen Seibel (CAN), Vitalis Gode (KEN)
2 August 2012
22:15
v
United States 156–73  Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 49–25, 29–20, 41–17, 37–11
Pts: Anthony 37
Rebs: Davis, Love 6
Asts: Williams 11
Pts: Diogu 27
Rebs: Diogu 7
Asts: Aminu 4
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Elena Chernova (RUS)
4 August 2012
22:15
v
Nigeria  79–93  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 19–37, 18–20, 20–19, 22–17
Pts: Diogu 16
Rebs: Diogu 11
Asts: Aminu 5
Pts: Scola 22
Rebs: Nocioni 6
Asts: Ginóbili 8
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Michael Aylen (AUS), Samir Abaakil (MAR)
6 August 2012
14:30
v
France  79–73  Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 23–10, 18–20, 15–24, 23–19
Pts: Batum 23
Rebs: Batum, Diaw 6
Asts: Parker 7
Pts: Oguchi 35
Rebs: Diogu, A. Aminu 7
Asts: four players 2
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Recep Ankaralı (TUR), Michael Aylen (AUS), Rabah Noujaim (LIB)

Boxing[edit]

Nigeria has so far qualified boxers for the following events[6]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Muideen Olalekan Akanji Middleweight  O'Neill (IRL)
L 6–15
Did not advance
Lukmon Olaiwola Lawal Light heavyweight  Al-Matbouli (JOR)
L 7–19
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Edith Agu-Ogoke Middleweight  Vystropova (AZE)
W 14–12
 Torlopova (RUS)
L 8–18
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Nigeria has qualified boats for the following events

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jonathan Akinyemi Men's K-1 104.70 20 146.95 21 104.70 21 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Nigeria has so far qualified two men and two women.

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
Quadri Aruna Men's singles BYE  Machado (ESP)
W 4–2
 Vang (TUR)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Segun Toriola  Ho (CAN)
W 4–1
 Persson (SWE)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Offiong Edem Women's singles  Meshref (EGY)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Olufunke Oshonaike  Shahsavari (IRI)
W 4–3
 Tan (ITA)
L 0–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Nigeria has qualified 2 athletes.[7]

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  Abu-Libdeh (JOR)
L 1–13
Did not advance
Chika Chukwumerije Men's +80 kg  Despaigne (CUB)
L 0–1
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Nigeria has qualified the following quota places.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Felix Ekpo Men's −77 kg 151 7 180 8 331 8
Mariam Usman Women's +75 kg 129 3 160 DNF 129 DNF

Wrestling[edit]

Nigeria has qualified the following quota places.

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
Andrew Dick −84 kg BYE  Espinal (PUR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance BYE  Marsagishvili (GEO)
L 0–5 VB
Did not advance 18
Sinivie Boltic −96 kg BYE  Ceban (MDA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Women'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
Blessing Oborududu −63 kg BYE  Michalik (POL)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 19
Amarachi Obiajunwa −72 kg BYE  Wang J (CHN)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 15

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chukwumerije’s Team Nigeria Captain". Vanguard. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nigeria's success in turning silver into gold". BBC Sports. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  4. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 27 September 2011 
  5. ^ "NGA - Roster". FIBA. 2012-07-18. 
  6. ^ "Final African Olympic Quota Places revealed". AIBA. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "African Qualification Tournament for 2012 London Olympics". WTF. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 

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