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South Korea wins gold in men’s 80kg plus taekwondo

South Korea continue their domination in the taekwondo with Dongmin Cha winning the gold in men’s 80kg plus division.
Alexandros Nikolaidis from Greece won the silver medal and bronze medals went to Chika Yagazie Chukwumerije from Nigeria and Arman Chilmanov from Kazakhstan.

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Angel di Maria of Argentina scored the only goal against Nigeria, earning them the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. Argentina also won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens games.

Brazil beat Belgium yesterday to win the bronze medal.

Russia have won the gold medal in the women’s 4×100 meter relay at the Beijing Olympics with a time of 42.31 seconds.
Belgium won the silver and Nigeria won the bronze after the Jamaican team fumbled the baton.
Russia
POLYAKOVA Evgeniya
FEDORIVA Aleksandra
GUSHCHINA Yulia
CHERMOSHANSKAYA Yuliya
Belgium
BORLEE Olivia
MARIEN Hanna
OUEDRAOGO Elodie
GEVAERT Kim
Nigeria
IDOKO Franca
KEMASUODE Gloria
ISMAILA Halimat
OSAYOMI Oludamola

Maurren Higa Maggi of Brazil has won the gold medal in the women’s long jump with a distance of 7.04 meters.
Tatyana Lebedeva of Russia won the silver medal and Blessing Okagbare from Nigeria won the bronze medal.

Nigeria is one step closer to the quarter finals after defeating Japan 2-1, in Tianjin.
Victor Obinna scored one goal for Nigeria and Victor Anichebe scored the second. Yohei Toyoda scored Japan’s goal in the 79th minute.
“Of course there were mistakes, but overall I’m happy with my team,” Nigeria coach Samson Siasia said. “We just [...]

The Nigerian women’s soccer team qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics by beating Ghana 2-0.
Cynthia Uwak scored both goals for her team.
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The National Sports Commission in Nigeria is confident they will be able to surpass expectations at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Director of Technical and Coaching, Alhaji Ahmed P. Yahaya recently said, “I was thrilled at the commitment of both the athletes and officials saying that the commission have taken immediate steps to boost the morale of [...]