The camp of Team Nigeria is currently brimming with confidence ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics following the recent impressive performances of the country’s athletes in pre-Olympics international competitions.
Consequently, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has said the road to success at the Olympics is getting clearer as a result of the heart-warming performances by the likes of Elizabeth Anyanacho in taekwondo as well as Tobi Amusan, Blessing Okagbare, Ese Brume in track and field.
It will be recalled that Anyanacho was the star performer in Dakar as she settled for Silver medal at the 2021 African Taekwondo Championship.
Although she narrowly lost the finals 8-10 to World champion and Olympic Medalist, Ruth Gbagbi of Cote D’Ivoire in the women’s -67kg, expectations are high that if she maintains her present form, she would win a medal for the country in Tokyo.
Tobi Amusan recorded another fantastic time of 12.44s (+2.2) to win the final of the women’s 100mh in Florida.
The poster girl of Nigeria’s track and field, Blessing Okagbare also put up an impressive outing at the Golden League to sustain a good build- up to Tokyo.