Nigeria’s Jonathan Akinyemi is out of the Rio 2016 Olympics as he failed to make a mark in slalom canoeing on Wednesday after placing 20th in a field of 21.
The UK-based 27-year-old Nigerian could only record a time of 104.59 in his second run in the men’s kayak singles event.
His time was just a few seconds better than the 107.49 he recorded in his first run.
However, it was not just enough as the best 15 in the event advanced to the semi-finals and final of later on Wednesday.
Italy’s Giovanni De Gennar won the heat with a time of 86.85, recorded in his first run.
Akinyemi who was the only African in the competition competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics participating in the K-1 event and finished 21st in the heats.
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