Nigeria at the 1996 Summer Olympics


Nigeria at the 1996 Summer Olympics
Nigeria at the Olympic Games

Flag of Nigeria – Flag bearers
IOC code  NGR
NOC Nigeria Olympic Committee Inc.
At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta
Competitors 65 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Mary Onyali
Medals
Rank: 32
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
6
Olympic history (summary)
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Nigeria competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. The most surprising achievement was Nigeria's gold in football. The team overcame what are usually considered much stronger teams, such as Spain and Brazil to earn the gold.

Contents

Medalists

Gold medal.svg Gold

Silver medal.svg Silver

Bronze medal.svg Bronze

  • Mary Onyali — Athletics, Women's 200 metres

Results by event

Athletics

Men's 4x400m Relay

  • Heat — 3:02.73
  • Semi Final — DSQ (→ did not advance)

Men's 400m Hurdles

  • Heat — 49.60s (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualification — 60.98m (→ did not advance)


Women's 4x400m Relay

  • Qualification — 3:23.24
  • Final — 3:21.04 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Women's 400m Hurdles

  • Lade Akinremi
  • Qualification — 56.83 (→ did not advance)

Women's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 6.81m
  • Final — 7.12m (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Boxing

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

  • Kehinde Aweda
  • First Round — Lost to Khurshed Khasanov (Tajikstan), 10-20

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

  • Daniel Attah
  • First Round — Defeated Lynch Ipera (Papua New Guinea), 14-2
  • Second Round — Lost to Janos Nagy (Hungary), 12-14

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

  • Albert Eromosele
  • First Round — Lost to Serguei Gorodnychov, Ukraine, 4-18

Super Heavyweight (+ 91 kg)

  • First Round — Defeated Mohammad Resa (Iran), referee stopped contest in second round
  • Second Round — Defeated Sifarish Khan (Pakistan), referee stopped contest in second round
  • Quarter Finals — Defeated Adaliat Marnedov (Azerbaijan), referee stopped contest in third round
  • Semi Finals — Lost to Paea Wolfgramm (Tonga), 6-7

Tennis

Men's Singles Competition:

See also

  • Nigeria at the 1994 Commonwealth Games
  • Nigeria at the 1998 Commonwealth Games

References




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