Nigeria

History

Nigeria made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1952 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1976 where it participated in the African boycott. The nation sends a large delegation where typically over 50 athletes have competed at each Olympics since 1988. The most common sports the athletes compete in are athletics, boxing, football, table tennis, weightlifting and wrestling.

Nigeria won its first Olympic medal in 1964 and has won a total of 25 medals across 5 sports; 13 in athletics, 6 in boxing, 3 in football, 2 in weightlifting and 1 in taekwondo. The most successful athletes are track athletes Falilat Ogunkoya, Mary Onyali and Enefiok Udo-Obong whom all won two medals. Ogunkoya won bronze in the women’s 400m and silver in the women’s 4x400m relay at the 1996 Olympics. Mary Onyali won bronze in the women’s 4x100m relay in 1992 and bronze in the women’s 200m in 1996. Udo-Obong won both of his medals in the men’s 4c400m relay; a gold in 2000 and bronze in 2004.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Over 3 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 200m Divine Oduduru
Men’s 400m Emmanuel Bamidele Declined
Men’s Shot Put Chukwuebuka Enekwechi

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Blessing Okagbare
Nzubechi Nwokocha
Rosemary Chukwuma
Women’s 200m Blessing Okagbare
Favour Ofili
Nzubechi Nwokocha
Women’s 400m Patience George
Women’s 100m Hurdles Tobi Amusan
Women’s 4x100m Relay Qualified Via Rankings
Women’s Long Jump Ese Brume
Ruth Usoro
Women’s Triple Jump Ruth Usoro
Women’s Discus Throw Chioma Onyekwere
Women’s Hammer Throw Annette Echikunwoke

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x400m Relay Qualified Via Rankings

Badminton

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Singles Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan
Men’s Doubles Gowin Olofua
Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori
Gowin Olofua
Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori

Basketball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Ike Iroegbu
Ben Uzoh
Stan Okoye
Ike Diogu
Al-Farouq Aminu
Ekpe Udoh
Chimezie Metu
Talib Zanna
Josh Okogie
Gabe Nnamdi
Jordan Nwora
Michael Eric
Precious Achiuwa
Caleb Agada
Chimezie Metu
Jordan Nwora
Jahlil Okafor
Josh Okogie
Chikezie Okpala
Olumiye Oni
Ekpe Udoh
Nnamdi Vincent
Stan Okoye
Ike Iroegbu
Women’s Tournament Evelyn Akhator
Promise Amukamara
Elizabeth Balogun
Elo Edeferioka
Adaora Elonu
Ify Ibekwe
Sarah Imovbioh
Ezinne Kalu
Victoria Macaulay
Aisha Mohammed
Atonye Nyingifa
Sarah Ogoke
Promise Amukamara
Oderah Chidom
Adaora Elonu
Ify Ibekwe
Ezinne Kalu
Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah
Aisha Mohammed
Atonye Nyingifa
Nnemkadi Ogwumike
Erinma Ogwumike
Amy Okonkwo
Elizabeth Williams

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s C1 200m Ayomide Bello Ayomide Bello

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events Uche Eke Uche Eke

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Single Sculls Esther Toko Esther Toko

Taekwondo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s -67kg Elizabeth Anyanacho Elizabeth Anyanacho

Table Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Singles
(1) (2)
Olajide Omotayo Olajide Omotayo
Quadri Aruna Quadri Aruna
Women’s Singles Offiong Edem Offiong Edem
Olufunke Oshonaike Olufunke Oshonaike

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Freestyle -86kg Ekereheme Agiomor Ekereheme Agiomor
Women’s Freestyle -50kg Adijat Idris Adijat Idris
Women’s Freestyle -57kg Odunayo Adekuoroye Odunayo Adekuoroye
Women’s Freestyle -62kg Aminat Adeniyi Aminat Adeniyi
Women’s Freestyle -68kg Blessing Oborududu Blessing Oborududu