The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics will officially get start today, been July 23, 2021 after more than a year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The World number two in the women freestyle wrestling, Odunayo Adekuoroye, will lead Team Nigeria as the flag bearer during the opening ceremony at the New National Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Adekuoroye, formerly ranked world number one in her weight class, is one of Team Nigeria’s finest medal prospects at the Tokyo Games having secured qualification at the 2019 Senior World Wrestling Championships held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are expected to be a competition unlike the world has ever seen, however, it is likely to be a turning point for Nigerian sports after years of failure in the Olympics.
With some of the finest athletes in various events in Team Nigeria’s contingent, the West African nation will be the cynosure of all eyes when the Games officially get underway from today, July 24 to August 8, 2021.
Ever more than before, Team Nigeria’s mission to Tokyo Olympics is encouraged by the superlative performances of some of the nation’s top athletes in pre-Olympic trials and events which have given hope for possibilities of a haul of medals in Tokyo.