Rio 2016: Nigeria’s Jonathan Akinyemi Out Of Canoe Slalom Event [CLICK]

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Nigeria's Johnathan Akinyemi competes in the Men's K1 kayak slalom competition at the Whitewater stadium during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Carl DE SOUZA
Nigeria’s Johnathan Akinyemi competes in the Men’s K1 kayak slalom competition at the Whitewater stadium during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Carl DE SOUZA

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.

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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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