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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday Update on RIO 2016 medals table

aksu360 can confidently report that a  total of thirty-two (32) medals have thus far been won in the on going RIO 2016 Olympics. This figure consist of eleven (11) Gold medals, eleven (11) Silver and ten (10) bronze medal have been won by a total of twelve (12) countries.

As at 7pm Nigerian time, China tops the table with a total of six (6) medals while Japan follows next with a total of five (5) medals. 

RIO 2016 Medals table as at 7pm (Nigerian time) on Sunday 07/08/2016
Nigerians are eagerly looking forward to late Sunday evening, when Sweden will take on Atlanta 1996 gold medallists (Nigeria) in their second game in Group B.

Nigeria began her Olympic campaign with an entertaining 5-4 win over Japan and will be keen to continue their momentum when they face Sweden on Sunday. Despite arriving in Brazil just six hours prior to kick-off, the Super Eagles remained focused and dispatched the Asian U23 champions, in a game that saw both teams struggle defensively.

Samson Siasia's side had Oghenekaro Etebo to thank after the midfielder scored four of Nigeria's five goals. They will be hoping to tighten up at the back when they face Sweden on Sunday, after conceding four goals against Japan. Nigeria won their only gold medal 20 years ago at Atlanta 1996, following which they have managed just one silver medal, which was at Beijing 2008.

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