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Nigeria at the Olympic Games

Flag of Nigeria
IOC code  NGR
NOC Nigeria Olympic Committee Inc.
At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta
Competitors 65 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Mary Onyali
Medals
Rank: 32
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
6
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
1952 • 1956 • 1960 • 1964 • 1968 • 1972 • 1976 • 1980 • 1984 • 1988 • 1992 • 1996 • 2000 • 2004 • 2008

Nigeria competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. The most surprising achievement was Nigeria's gold in football. The team overcame what are usually considered much stronger teams, such as Spain and Brazil to earn the gold.

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Medalists

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Gold medal.svg Gold

Silver medal.svg Silver

Bronze medal.svg Bronze

Results by event

Athletics

Men's 4x400m Relay

  • Heat — 3:02.73
  • Semi Final — DSQ (→ did not advance)

Men's 400m Hurdles

  • Heat — 49.60s (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualification — 60.98m (→ did not advance)


Women's 4x400m Relay

  • Qualification — 3:23.24
  • Final — 3:21.04 (→ Med 2.png Silver Medal)

Women's 400m Hurdles

  • Lade Akinremi
  • Qualification — 56.83 (→ did not advance)

Women's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 6.81m
  • Final — 7.12m (→ Med 1.png Gold Medal)

Boxing

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

  • Kehinde Aweda
  • First Round — Lost to Khurrshed Khasanov (Tajikstan), 10-20

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  • First Round — Lost to Sergumktuyuiyg,iuei Gorodnychov, Ukraine, 4-18

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