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Storey wins 17th gold to become Britain’s most Successful Paralympian
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Storey wins 17th gold to become Britain’s most Successful Paralympian

An emotional Sarah Storey said she felt “overwhelmed” after becoming Britain’s most successful Paralympian Thursday with her 17th gold medal, 29 years after her first. Storey won cycling’s C4-5 women’s road race for her third gold at Tokyo 2020, following victory in the individual pursuit at the velodrome last week and triumph in the C4-5 road time trial two days ago. “I’m a bit overwhelmed, again,” she told Channel 4 TV immediately after the 79.2 kilometre race. “I feel like it is happening to someone else. “Right now I can’t explain or compute anything about the race, but crossing the line first felt so good.” In treacherous cool, wet and foggy conditions at Fuji International Speedway, cycling queen Storey finished in 2hr 21min 51sec to eclipse Mike Kenny’s 16 swimmi...
Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics as Latifat Tijani Defeats China’s Zhe Cui in Powerlifting
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Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics as Latifat Tijani Defeats China’s Zhe Cui in Powerlifting

Latifat Tijani has won the first gold medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic Games. Latifat Tijani, gold medalist at the Brazzaville 2015 Africa Games and silver medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, took part in the women’s 45kg powerlifting on Thursday, August 26, 2021, and came top place, winning gold. Latifat Tijani representing Nigeria in Rio 2016 Paralympics She defeated China’s Zhe Cui to lift 107kg.
Australia’s Greco wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics
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Australia’s Greco wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics

Australian cyclist Paige Greco scooped the first gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics on Wednesday, as the sport got underway a day after a high-energy but poignant opening ceremony. Despite a year-long postponement and with the shadow of Covid-19 hanging over the event, records began falling almost immediately in both cycling and swimming as the competition heated up. Greco took gold in record-breaking fashion in track cycling’s C1-C3 class 3,000 metre individual pursuit, beating China’s Wang Xiaomei. The Australian had smashed her own world record by nearly eight seconds to qualify fastest from the morning heats. She then lowered that time by another second and a half to 3min 50.815sec in the final just over two hours later. Silver medallist Wang — who had also beat...
Nigeria’s Nse Uko wins 400m gold at U-20 World Championships
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Nigeria’s Nse Uko wins 400m gold at U-20 World Championships

Team Nigeria’s Imaobong Nse Uko on Saturday won the gold medal in the women’s 400m event of the World Athletics U-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. Nse Uko came to the Championships with the fastest time among the contenders following the 51.70secs she ran at the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in April. She lived up to pre-race hype by becoming the fourth Nigerian woman to win the event’s gold after Fatimah Yusuf in 1990 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Olabisi Afolabi in Lisbon, Portugal in 1994 and Folashade Abugan in 2008 in Poland. The 17-year-old ran a new 51.55secs personal best to achieve the feat. The time further extended her record as the fastest U-18 athlete in the world in 2021 and the 17th fastest in the Nigerian all-time list.
Raphinha and Claudinho earn first Brazil call-ups
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Raphinha and Claudinho earn first Brazil call-ups

The Leeds and Zenit attackers have been rewarded for their efforts after catching the eye of Tite Attacking duo Raphinha and Claudinho have been handed their first senior call-ups to the Brazil national team ahead of the Selecao's Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers in September. The Leeds playmaker and Zenit forward have both earned their maiden place amid Tite's squad, with the latter rewarded for a successful gold-medal campaign at Tokyo 2020. Now, they will be in the frame to make their debut for their country's qualifiers as they face a Copa America rematch with Argentina, sandwiched between games against Chile and Peru.
Tokyo Olympics: Blessing Oborududu chases Silver, Gold after Qualification for final in wrestling
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Tokyo Olympics: Blessing Oborududu chases Silver, Gold after Qualification for final in wrestling

Nigeria’s Blessing Oborodudu has booked her place in the final of the women’s wrestling event at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan. Oborududu defeated Battsetseg Soronzobold of Mongolia 7-2 to reach the final of the 68kg gold medal contest on Monday. She will now face Americans Tamyra Mensah-Stock in the final. Mensah-Stock had defeated Ukraine’s Alla Cherkasova in the other semi-final. Oborodudu had defeated Azerbaijani’s Elis Manolova and Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan to advance to her first Olympic semi-finals. The 32-year-old’s qualification guarantees Team Nigeria a silver or gold medal at Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics: Africa’s Hopes of Gold Medal in Football Ends
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Tokyo Olympics: Africa’s Hopes of Gold Medal in Football Ends

  Africa will not win the gold medal at this year’s Olympics. This follows the exit of the continent’s last two teams left. Egypt and Ivory Coast were both eliminated at the quarter-final stage on Saturday. South Africa and Zambia’s women had already been sent packing in the group stage, before the Pharaohs and the Petits Elephants were dumped out by Brazil and Spain respectively in their last Eight fixtures. This means for only the third time since 1988, Africa will not have a team finishing in the medal positions. Nigeria (1996) and Cameroon (2000) won back-to-back gold medals in the men’s football event.
Wimbledon 2021: Djokovic draws level with Federer, Nadal on 20 Grand Slams
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Wimbledon 2021: Djokovic draws level with Federer, Nadal on 20 Grand Slams

  Novak Djokovic on Sunday, equalled Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles, after he claimed his sixth Wimbledon crown on Sunday. The world number one saw off seventh seed Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 6-3 on Centre Court. In doing so, Djokovic became the first player since Rod Laver in 1969 to win the first three titles of the year. He is also on track to emulate Laver by claiming a calendar Grand Slam. If he win the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, he will become the first man ever to win a Golden Slam. “That was more than a battle. Congratulations to Matteo for a fantastic tournament. It was a tough match today. He’s a true Italian hammer,” said Djokovic. “Winning Wimbledon was always the biggest dream as a kid. I ha...
Messi ‘best in history’ with or without Argentina trophy, says Scaloni
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Messi ‘best in history’ with or without Argentina trophy, says Scaloni

A man hoping to help the six-time Ballon d'Or end his international barren run at the Copa America says a lofty standing is already secured Lionel Messi will go down as "the best footballer in history", with or without senior international honours, says Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni. One of the most decorated players of all-time boasts an enviable collection of accolades from his time at Barcelona, but an Olympic gold medal and U20 World Cup glory are all he has to show for many years of loyal service with his country. That could be about to change at this summer's Copa America, with a final date booked against old adversaries and defending champions Brazil, but Scaloni says Messi's standing at the very top of the game is already secure.
Tokyo 2020: Adekuroye Confident Of Podium Finish
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Tokyo 2020: Adekuroye Confident Of Podium Finish

Reigning Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye says she is not under any form of pressure ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan, and remains confident of claiming a historic gold medal for Nigeria in wrestling. The 3-time World Championships medalist Adekuoroye and four other Nigerian wrestlers will be attempting to do what none of their compatriots have been able to do at the Games previously – winning an Olympic medal. Having established herself globally as one of the best wrestlers in the 57kg category, expectations are high that the 27-year-old would deliver Nigeria’s first-ever wrestling medal in Tokyo. Such expectations usually come with pressure, however, the 6-time African champion says she is physically and mentally ready for the Games, adding that she enjoys a...
10 Year Old Stephanie Onusiriuka wins Best Overall Gymnast in Nigeria
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10 Year Old Stephanie Onusiriuka wins Best Overall Gymnast in Nigeria

Stephanie Competed in the National Sports Festival Edo 2020,She won 1 Gold, 2 Silvers and 1 Bronze. Making her the youngest Gymnast to win a Gold Medal in the National sports Festival. Stephanie's aim is to compete at the Olympics and win Several Gold medals. Stephanie has Training tours in South Africa, Sychelles and Usa..She also has several international competition lined up for her this Spring break. Stephanie took part in Simone biles handstand Challenge,She beat Simone Biles to her handstand Challenge;Stephanie finished in 18 Seconds; While Simone Biles finished in 44 Seconds @stephanie_gymnast10
Eight Months Pregnant Lady, Aminat Idrees Wins Taekwando Gold Medal
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Eight Months Pregnant Lady, Aminat Idrees Wins Taekwando Gold Medal

Aminat Idrees, an eight months pregnant athlete, has won gold medal in taekwondo at the National Sports Festival (NSF). The Lagos state athlete finished first in the mixed poomsae (demonstration) category in taekwondo. In the poomsae female team event, she won silver and also an individual bronze medal in the same category. Ukpereseraye Ese of Delta won her second gold of the festival in the women’s 100m cycling category. Tombrapa Gripa and Joke Durogbade claimed the silver and bronze for Edo and Oyo states respectively. Salawudeen Afeez claimed Ogun state’s first gold medal after defeating Delta in taekwondo poomsae. Agatha Obulor, a wicketkeeper for Edo, was the player of the match as the state female team won gold after defeating Lagos in the six aside cricket at Iyoba ...
I Walked 7km to Play Football Without Boots – Kanu Nwankwo
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I Walked 7km to Play Football Without Boots – Kanu Nwankwo

Arsenal legend, Kanu Nwankwo, on Wednesday, revealed that he walked 7km to play football without boots while he was growing up as a teenager in Nigeria. The former Super Eagles captain disclosed this while advising Nigerian youths not to give up on their dreams. According to him, he didn’t depend on the government, adding he did not give up on his dreams as he put his trust in God. Kanu spoke during a submit on #EndSARS organised by the Ebonyi State Government in Abakaliki. He said, “When Papilo started, I did not depend on the government. I did not have boots to play football,” the former Arsenal forward said during the event held in Abakaliki. “I walk from my house, five kilometres to go to school. Come back from school, help mom, my parents, head out again – another sev...
Black Widow Pool Legend, Jeanette Lee Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer
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Black Widow Pool Legend, Jeanette Lee Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

    Jeanette Lee, who is considered one ofthe best billiards players of all time, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Doctors reportedly discovered Lee, also known as "The Black Widow," has stage four ovarian cancer, which has spread into her lymph nodes. "At this stage, her doctors say she has a few months to a year left to live," according to a GoFundMe page created by her family and friends. "In typical Black Widow fashion, she has vowed to fight the progress of her disease as fiercely as possible with both chemotherapy, which has already begun, and a succession of upcoming surgeries." The page also states that Lee has three kids - Cheyenne (16), Chloe (11) and Savannah (10) - and has been a "single mother for the last several years." "Those of us wh...
‘I’ll Call Messi’ – Guardiola Challenges Bayern Munich to a sextuple Match With Barcelona after Winning Club World Cup
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‘I’ll Call Messi’ – Guardiola Challenges Bayern Munich to a sextuple Match With Barcelona after Winning Club World Cup

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has challenged manager Hansi Flick and his Bayern Munich team to a ‘battle of the sextuples.’ The challenge came after Bayern Munich matched Guardiola’s Barcelona team’s achievement with a sixth straight trophy. Bayern beat Tigres to win the Club World Cup on Thursday, adding to five other titles they won in a single year. Bayern won the Bundesliga, Champions League, DFB-Pokal, UEFA Super Cup and DFL-Supercup titles over the last year. This means that the Bundesliga giants became only the second side ever to win the sextuple, matching Guardiola’s legendary 2009 Barcelona team. Reacting to the development, Guardiola who now manages Manchester City, congratulated Bayern Munich and the manager for equaling his record. “But I would like...
Nigerian Paralympic Gold Medalist, Esther Oyema Gets 4-year Ban for Violating Anti-doping Rules
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Nigerian Paralympic Gold Medalist, Esther Oyema Gets 4-year Ban for Violating Anti-doping Rules

38-year-old Nigerian para powerlifter and Paralympic gold medalist, Esther Oyema has been handed a 4 year ban for violating the anti-doping rules. In a statement released on Wednesday May 20, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said Oyema will be disqualified from all IPC’s competitions from May 3, 2019 to May 2, 2023. The ban stemmed from an "adverse analytical finding for a prohibited substance in a urine sample provided on January 28, 2019 after competing at the Lagos International Para Powerlifting Competition in Nigeria last year." Oyema who won gold at London 2012 Olympics in the women’s 48kg category, will also be stripped of the gold medal which she won in the women’s 55kg competition in Lagos. The statement reads in part;   “As a result of her v...
See Reasons Why Buhari Appoints Daniel Amokachi As Nigeria’s Football Ambassador
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See Reasons Why Buhari Appoints Daniel Amokachi As Nigeria’s Football Ambassador

President Buhari has listed reasons why he appointed Daniel Amokachi as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador. Recalled that on Tuesday 4, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria had approved the appointment of Daniel Amokachi aka ‘Bull’ as Nigeria’s football Ambassador. According to a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant, SSA on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu. The President was quoted as follows: That, Daniel Amokachi was a member of the 1994 Super Eagles’ Team that won African Nations Cup, ANC ’94 in Tunisia. Amokachi was also in Nigerian Olympic Football Team in 1996 Atlanta Olympics that won the Gold Medal. The President also noted that Amokacki’s contribution in the English Premiership League, EPL, as he won FA Cup with Everton i...
Ondo Wrestling Champion, Adekuoroye Clinches Gold In Italy
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Ondo Wrestling Champion, Adekuoroye Clinches Gold In Italy

Ondo State double Commonwealth Champion Odunayo Adekuoroye yesterday clinched a Gold medal at the ongoing Ranking Series in Italy. The Olympian beat up her Indian counterpart in the Gold Medal Match of the rankings 57Kg category to add to the top prize to her many accolades. The Tokyo 2020 bound Wrestlers has previously said she has her eyes set on the the much coveted gold medal at the Olympics coming up later in in the year. Meanwhile her fellow Ondo State Wrestler Aminat Adeniyi could not make it pass the quarter final stage of the 62Kg category of the Italian Ranking Series.
8-year-old Nigerian Girl Wins Gold Medal At The African Gymnastics Championship In Pretoria South Africa
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8-year-old Nigerian Girl Wins Gold Medal At The African Gymnastics Championship In Pretoria South Africa

8-year-old Stephanie Ogechukwu Onusiriuka started Gymnastics on her own when she was just two years old. Her parents discovered her talent and decided to help her achieve her chosen career. In October 2018, Stephanie started professionally with TIG Gymnastics at the National Stadium Abuja. She is currently in level 6. Stephanie Onusiriuka participated at the 8th Edition TIG International Level System Gymnastics Championship Competition in Abuja 2018. She also participated in the African Gymnastics Championship in Pretoria South Africa 2019, where she won a Gold Medal for Nigeria. She will be participating at the National youth games coming up on the 7th of September 2019 in   Ilorin Kwara state. Stephanie's aim is to represent Nigeria at the Olympics and other Major Gymnastic...
Caster Semenya ruled out of athletics world championships after Swiss court re-imposes IAAF regulations
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Caster Semenya ruled out of athletics world championships after Swiss court re-imposes IAAF regulations

Caster Semenya of South Africa, a two-time Olympic champion of 800 meters, will not be eligible to run her signature event at this year’s world track and field championships after the latest legal ruling in an ongoing, highly-charged case about testosterone levels and restrictions placed on intersex athletes to compete in certain women’s events.   Semenya sustained a setback on Tuesday, July 30th when the Swiss Supreme Court reversed a decision it made in June and temporarily reimposed the hormone restrictions set forth by track and field’s world governing body in women’s events from 400 meters to the mile.   “I am very disappointed to be kept from defending my hard-earned title. This will not deter me from continuing my fight for the human rights of all of the female...
Former Tennis Star, Gul Hamid Sells Trophies To Survive
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Former Tennis Star, Gul Hamid Sells Trophies To Survive

The 68-year-old tennis star who has been playing tennis for the last 50 years won three International Tennis Federation cups, which include an ITF hat-trick from 2008 to 2010, the 1986 Oman Open and three gold medals from Pakistan Navy, where he served as a petty officer. He told Geo TV; “I took my cups to sell to Arif Sahib, at Pakistan Sports Board, as I had no choice.” “I prefer death over insults at the hands of a landlord who knocks at my door asking for rent, which I have been managing through thick and thin until now,” he says. “It was really an amazing day of my life when I beat Krishna Bhopatti of India in the Oman Open in 1986. It was a big victory amidst an international crowd of fifteen thousand,” he adds. According to the tennis star, Bhopatti, whose son Mahesh Bhopat...
Margot Robbie Goes For The Gold Medal In Sabotage In The New I, Tonya Trailer
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Margot Robbie Goes For The Gold Medal In Sabotage In The New I, Tonya Trailer

If you've been dying to see how Margot Robbie would transform to play infamous figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, wonder no more. The first full trailer for the upcoming black comedy, one of the season's most anticipated new movies, gives us a good glimpse of Robbie in action on the ice, much of which is actually her and not a stunt double. We also get a look at her taking a bat to Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver) in 1994 and some intense moments with costars Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney. An official release date is still up in the air, so you have plenty of time to get pumped for Robbie's wild performance. Check out the teaser ahead, too!
Phelps Takes On ‘Shark Week’ Challenge
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Phelps Takes On ‘Shark Week’ Challenge

Michael Phelps’s shark-like instincts powered the American to a record 23 Olympic swimming gold medals, but how would he fare against an actual shark? That’s the question the Discovery Channel television program “Shark Week” wants to answer when Phelps appears in July’s season-opening episode “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White”. “The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race is on!” a Discovery Channel release promises. The 31-year-old will also appear in the “Shark Week” finale, attending “Shark School” with experts who will enlighten the Olympic great and TV viewers on how to safely dive with sharks, “including how to stay calm when a hammerhead swims two feet above his face” ...
Usain Bolt Loses Olympic Gold Medal
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Usain Bolt Loses Olympic Gold Medal

Usain Bolt’s famed triple-triple—three gold medals in three Olympic Games—has vanished, through no fault of his own. One of Bolt’s teammates in the 4×100 relay in the Beijing Olympics has been found guilty of doping. The International Olympic Committee re-tested a sample of Nesta Carter from the Beijing Games and found the presence of the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine. As a result, Carter was disqualified, and took his entire team’s performance down with him. “The Jamaica Olympic Association shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medals, the medallist pins and the diplomas awarded in connection with the men’s 4x100m relay event to the athlete and his teammates,” the IOC said in rendering its decision. Methylhexaneamine, a stimulant, is ban...
Buratai Receives Nigerian Soldier Who Won Lagos International Boxing Tournament (Pictures)
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Buratai Receives Nigerian Soldier Who Won Lagos International Boxing Tournament (Pictures)

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai today received Private Lawal Riliwan at the Army Headquarters Abuja. Nigerian Army, Private  Lawal Riliwan of Nigerian Army Sports Camp emerged overall Champion at the just concluded 2016 Edition of the Lagos State Governor's International Boxing Tournament which took place at the Indoor Sports Hall, National Stadium Lagos. During the tournament, Private Lawal Riliwan defeated Dotse Dekpakou of the Republic of  Togo to emerge the Overall Best Boxer thus, winning the 2016 Governor's Belt. You may recall that Private Lawal Riliwan won the Gold Medal in the 60kg weight category of the boxing event of the recently held Nigerian Army Sports Festival 2016 held at Abuja in October this year.
Swimmer Michael Phelps Becomes Most Decorated Olympian of All Time
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Swimmer Michael Phelps Becomes Most Decorated Olympian of All Time

31-year-old American swimmer Michael Phelps, who quit the sport after the 2012 Olympic Games, produced a vintage performance on Sunday to claim an astonishing 19th Olympic gold medal of his career after helping his fellow American swimmers win Gold in the 4 x 100 relay event. In front of a raucous crowd that had already witnessed three broken world records earlier Sunday night, the U.S. men earned an unexpected gold in their first Olympic relay of  Rio 2016. Caeleb Dressel led off with a strong 48.10-second leg, before the greatest Olympian of all time- Michael Phelps gave America its lead, then Ryan Held contributed the third leg, and a strong close finish by anchor Adrian in 46.97 secured victory. .  Phelps, who produced a stunning second leg, has now won 23 medals in total, extending...

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