Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria occupy 64th position on medals table

As the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan approach Day 11, Team Nigeria is now ranked 64th in the medals table.

Ese Brume won the country’s first medal in the long jump, taking bronze.

In the final, the 25-year-old jumped 6.97 meters.

Brume came in third behind Brittney Reese of the United States and Malaika Mihambo of Germany.

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Nigeria was later awarded a silver medal in the women’s freestyle 68kg event on Tuesday category by Blessing Obodururu.

She lost 1-4 in the final to Tamyra Mensah-Stock of the U.S, who had defeated her three times earlier.

The Federal Government had already announced a reward of $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500 for gold, silver, and bronze medalists respectively at the Tokyo Olympics.

China lead the medals table with 32 gold, followed by United States, 24; Japan, 19; and Australia 14.

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