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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: The three likeliest Nigerian women to win medals at the Olympics

The countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is down to less than three days and more women will ably represent Team Nigeria than men. When PREMIUM TIMES ran through the list of women in Team Nigeria, we picked out these three probable medal winners. Odunayo Adekuoroye Reigning Commonwealth champion Odunayo...

Rwanda: More Support Needed to Uplift Women’s Football, Says Mukamusonera

Theogenie Mukamusonera, the eighth child in a family of nine, had a tough life growing up following the death of her father. At one point, she had to drop out of school because her mother could not afford her school fees. In a bid to overcome her problem, the 31-year-old...

Namibia: Mboma, Masilingi Withdrawn From Olympics 400m

In a shocking development, Namibia's athletics sensations Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi have been withdrawn from the 400m for the Tokyo Olympics. The athletes' coach Henk Botha confirmed the news on Thursday night, but added that he could not comment as he had just received a report from World Athletics...

Tokyo 2020: US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson set to miss Olympic Games after positive cannabis test

The 21-year-old won the 100m at the US Olympic trials in Oregon in June and earlier this year ran the sixth-fastest time in history. But the Texan's positive test means her qualification result has been expunged. "Don't judge me, because I am human, I just happen to run a little...

Relief As Team Nigeria Qualifies for Women’s 4x400m Olympics Relay

Reprieve has finally come the way of Team Nigeria as the women's 4x400m Relay squad secured the ticket to represent the country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Nigeria will be among the 16 nations that will file out for the event at the delayed Olympics after the team scorched to...

Somalia’s First Female Taekwondo Athlete to Compete in Tokyo

With the Olympics in Tokyo now just a month away, Somalia is set to send its first female taekwondo athlete to the games in Japan. No athlete representing Somalia has ever a won a medal at the Olympics, but 20-year-old Munirah Warsame is working hard to be the first when...