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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Adijat Idris lost 0-10 to Ukraine’s Oksana Livach on Friday in the women’s event of the wrestling competition. 

 

Adijat Idris lost 0-10 to Ukraine’s Oksana Livach on Friday in the women’s freestyle 50kg event of the wrestling competition of the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games.

The 19-year-old Idris was completely overwhelmed in the round of 16 match at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Tokyo, losing due to technical superiority.

 

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Livach recorded five technical points of two each in the fight which did not go beyond the first period.

 

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This loss by Idris brought to an end Team Nigeria’s competitive involvement in the Tokyo Olympics which ends on Sunday.

 

It was an ending full of mixed feelings, after a performance that has been filled more with disappointments than joyful moments.

 

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Even though Team Nigeria would be returning home with two medals —- one silver, one bronze —- the talking point of their performance would still be the series of misses.

 

The team of 25 male and 30 female athletes failed to return home with more medals as a result of several near-misses.

 

The misses were seen more as a result of administrative lapses than the athletes’ failure.

 

NAN reports that this no doubt will form the shape of the reception the team will receive  on their return home.

 

 

 

Source: www.punchng.com

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