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Sports Minister Dalung sets Rio Olympics medals target for Nigeria athletes

13 July 2016, 16:15Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has set medals target for Team Nigeria to the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Dalung said Nigeria is targeting ten medals when the tournament gets underway in August.

“We are targeting 10 medals in Rio, but at least we should win five medals.” Dalung said.

Also read: Nigeria’s Seye Ogunlewe defends 100m title, qualifies for Rio Olympics

He however did not state the kind of medals, whether gold silver or bronze.

News24 reported that the Athletics Federation of Nigeria named Blessing Okagbare, Gloria Asumnu, Seye Ogunlewe, Egwero Ogho-Oghene and Divine Oduduru in the list of athletes that will represent Nigeria in Rio.

The Rio 2016 Olympics begin on August 5 and ends on the 21st.

It could be recalled that athletes and officials have lamented the lack of funds to train ahead of the Games, and some have admitted that Nigeria has no hope of winning a medal.

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