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OLYMPICS 2020:Oduduru emerges third in men’s 200m semi-final heat.

With his 20.16sec, the Nigerian's sprinter, Divine Oduduru, failed to advance to the final. Seventeen-year-old Erriyon Knighton won his heat in 20.02sec while Rasheed Dwyer emerged second in 20.13 sec. World champion Noah Lyles endured a finish-line gaffe to qualify from Tuesday’s semi-finals for the Olympic 200 metres finals. The 24-year-old inexplicably slowed up with 10 metres of his semi to run and was promptly overtaken at the line by […]

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Olympics 2020: Czechs offer asylum to Belarus athlete

The Czech Republic on Monday said it had offered asylum to Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya who complained her team was attempting to send her home from Japan following a row. “The Japanese authorities have just confirmed to us that the Belarusian athlete Kryscina Tsimanouskaya has received our offer of asylum,” Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek said on Twitter. “If she decides to accept it, we will help her as much as […]

todayAugust 2, 2021 1

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OLYMPICS 2020: Tobi Amusan qualifies for the Women’s 100m Hurdles

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has qualified for the semi-final of the women’s 100m Hurdles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a dominant race in Heat 3. She clocked a time of 12.72 (+1.4) seconds over Jamaica’s Yanique Thompson who finished second in 12.7 secs. Poland’s Pia Skrzyszowska ran a personal best 12.75 to place third and also qualify for the semi-finals which are scheduled for Sunday. 24-year-old African champion had reached […]

todayJuly 31, 2021 4

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Table tennis star,Osaka miss out of Olympics as Bermuda celebrate historic gold

Naomi Osaka, Japanese table tennis star  has failed to meet up with expectation at the Olympics tennis competition on Tuesday after Flora Duffy delivered gold for Bermuda for the first time in the tiny island’s history. Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron in last week’s opening ceremony, produced an error-strewn performance in losing 6-1, 6-4 to Marketa Vondrousova, ending her cherished dream of winning on home soil. Naomi, one of […]

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