Thursday, May 12



Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Shot Put Star, Enekwechi Denies Having Only One Jersey As Reported By Nigerian Media

Frankie Omokhua Team Nigeria athlete, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, who took part in the final of the Shot put Gold medal event earlier on Thursday says his experience at the on-going 2020 Olympic Games and the 2018 Commonwealth Games where he won a silver medal are different to him. In a chat with Sports Yarn Class (SYC) on Thursday from his base in Tokyo, the Olympian says, “First of all, this is different times with Covid and a lot of changes going on. It’s just different times and the Commonwealth Games is not the Olympic Games, but now I’m an Olympian”. Speaking on his future plans, Enekwechi hinted that he will keep working hard to ensure things fall into place. “I’m just going to keep working hard and hopefully things would fall into place in subsequent outings”. While ...

BREAKING: FG Increases Team Nigeria Prize Money After Ese Brume And Blessing Oborodudu’s Medal Winning Status

Frankie Omokhua The Federal Government has announced an increment in the prize money for Team Nigeria medalists at the Tokyo Olympics. Disclosing the cheering news on Tuesday, Federation of Elite Athletes Department in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Simon Ebohjaiye, says the gesture was in appreciation of Tuesday’s impressive outing of Ese Brume who won Bronze in the Long Jump event and Blessing Oborodudu who also won Silver in the women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling event. Ebohjaiye added that Gold medalists will be rewarded with $15, 000, Silver medalists will get $10, 000 and Bronze will receive $7, 500. Before now, Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists were promised a reward of $5, 000, $3, 000 and $2, 000.

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