Olympics: 87 Athletes To Represent Nigeria In Paris


87 athletes will represent Team Nigeria in 12 sports at the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.

The Sports Ministry confirmed this in statement, confirming that the breakdown of the athletes as follows: Athletics, 35 athletes; Women’s Football, 18 athletes; Women’s Basketball, 12 athletes; Wrestling, 6 athletes; Table Tennis, 4 athletes.

Others are Boxing, 3 athletes; Canoeing, 2 athletes; Weightlifting, 2 athletes; Aquatics, 2 athletes and Cycling, 1 athlete.

Additionally, Nigeria will participate in 4 sports in the Paralympic Games. The country has a strong history of success at the Paralympic Games, having won 40 gold medals, 19 silver medals, and 21 bronze medals, totaling 80 medals to date. The nation is set to extend its medal haul in Paris.

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