Quick Answer: Has Nigeria ever won a gold medal in the Olympics?

Nigeria at the Olympics
Website www.nigeriaolympiccommittee.org
Medals Gold 3 Silver 10 Bronze 12 Total 25
Summer appearances

Who won the Olympic gold medal for Nigeria?

Chioma Ajunwa was the first Nigerian to win an Olympic gold in 1996, while she was also working as a police officer. Nigeria still has only won three golds in total, a relatively small total given it is Africa’s most populous nation.

How many medals did Nigeria win in 2016 Olympics?

Nigeria at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Flag bearer Olufunke Oshonaike
Medals Ranked 78th Gold 0 Silver 0 Bronze 1 Total 1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016 2020

Who won the first Olympic gold for Nigeria?

After various setbacks in her career she achieved fame when she became the first Nigerian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and to date remains Nigeria’s only individual Olympic gold medalist.

Chioma Ajunwa.

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Personal information
Born 25 December 1970 Umuihiokwu, Nigeria

When did Nigeria win Olympic?

Atlanta, 1996. Nigeria made Olympic football history by becoming the first African and non-European and South American team to win the gold medal.

How old is Chioma?

50 years (December 25, 1970)

Who was the first African woman to win an Olympic gold medal?


Watch the video above to discover Alice Coachman’s journey to becoming the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, and learn more about the athletic trailblazer’s life and career.

Did Nigeria qualify for 2020 Olympics?

Nigeria women’s basketball team qualified for the Olympics as one of two highest-ranked eligible squads from group A at the Belgrade meet of the 2020 FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, marking the country’s recurrence to the sporting event after 16 years.

Who gave the name Nigeria?

The name “Nigeria” was coined by the future Lady Lugard in an 1897 London Times article. With Lord Lugard’s arbitrary conception of Nigeria in mind, one can begin to see the many and varied problems colonialism created in Nigeria, across West Africa, and around the world.

Who is the first Nigerian World boxing champion?

Hogan “Kid” Bassey MBE (3 June 1932 – 26 January 1998) was a Nigerian-British boxer; he was the first man of Nigerian descent to become a world boxing champion.

What year did Nigeria beat Brazil?

The most surprising achievement was Nigeria’s gold in football. The team overcame what are usually considered much stronger teams, such as Brazil and finally Argentina to earn the gold.

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Nigeria at the 1996 Summer Olympics
Medals Ranked 32nd Gold 2 Silver 1 Bronze 3 Total 6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Who scored the winning goal for Nigeria in Atlanta 96?

At the Games, Kanu scored the lone goal as Nigeria won their first group game against Hungary before they defeated Japan 2-0 but narrowly lost the third against Brazil and reached the knock out rounds where they defeated Mexico 2-0.

Which country won the 1996 Olympics?

The 1996 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament, played as part of the 1996 Summer Olympics, was hosted in Birmingham, Alabama, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Florida, Miami, Florida and Athens, Georgia.

Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men’s tournament.

Tournament details
Champions Nigeria (1st title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Portugal

Who wore the number 3 jersey in Atlanta 96?

Atlanta 96 Nigeria Squad

Shirt No. Player DOB
3 Taribo West 1974-03-26
9 Teslim Fatusi 1977-09-17
13 Garba Lawal 1974-05-22
12 Abiodun Obafemi 1973-12-25

When did Nigeria won the global soccer?

2014 FIFA World Cup™ – Nigeria – Profile – Nigeria – FIFA.com.

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