- Aminat Adeniyi will no longer participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics wrestling event after losing to Iryna Koliandenko
- The Ukrainian dumped the Nigerian out of the competition in the round of 16 of their women’s freestyle 62kg event
- However, Team Nigeria still has four wrestlers left to battle for medals as this summer's Games is gradually tilting towards the end
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Nigerian wrestler Aminat Adeniyi has bowed out of the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after losing to Ukraine's Iryna Koliandenko in the women’s freestyle 62kg event.
The 28-year-old two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist was leading 4-2 after just two minutes and 56 seconds in the first period.
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The defeat has now ended the campaign of the 2019 African Games champion who was ranked 16th at the Rio Games in 2016 as a 58kg fighter and only moved up in weight in 2018.
Nigeria's five-man wrestling team has now been reduced to three women and one man after Aminat was ousted on Tuesday, August 3.
Meanwhile, Oborodudu Blessing will face Stock Mensah in the women's 68kg freestyle later today, while Odunayo Adekuoroye battles Republic of Moldova's Nichita Anastasia in the quarterfinals of the women's 57kg freestyle on Wednesday, August 4.
Nigeria's Agiomor Ekerekeme will also face off with Punia Deepak of India in the men's 86kg freestyle quarterfinals also on August 4.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria's D'Tigress have been dumped out of the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women's basketball event after losing their third straight group game to Japan at the Saitama Super Arena.
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Coach Hughley Otis ladies woke up very late in the game as they were only able to win the fourth quarter of the game and that was not enough to stop them from losing 102-83 to their Japanese counterparts.
D'Tigress got the game started on a losing note after losing 30-22 to coach Hovasse Thomas Wayne's ladies.