All is not well in the camp of the Team Nigeria at the ongoing Rio 2016 as the Nigerian athletes have complained about not having clothes to protect them from cold.
As driving rains and cold winds sweep through Rio athletes who are competing outdoors need to protect themselves, but not so for the Nigerian athletes.
The track and field events of the Rio 2016 Olympics begin today and Nigerian athletes have cried out about lack of equipment and proper clothing to weather the storm.
A Nigerian athlete who preferred to be anonymous said; “It has been raining, windy and cold in Rio. And we have no kits for the athletes and coaches.
“I don’t know why things are just like this with our country,” he added.
He however said this will not stop the athletes from giving their best in the competition just for the love of the sport.
It remains to be seen how they will cope as the rush for medals begin in earnest. From all indication competition will be fierce.
Nigeria’s medal prospects will begin with Uhunoma Naomi Osazuwa competing in the heptathlon, Chinwe Okoro will seek qualification in the women shot put, while Blessing Okagbare will later run in the women 100m heats.
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