Africa at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
The 2020 Summer Olympics started in Tokyo, Japan on July 23, 2021 and will end on August 8, 2021. It was originally scheduled to take place in the Asian city from July 24, 2020 to August 9, 2020 but it was postponed due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Out of 205 countries participating in the highly acclaimed international games, 54 are from Africa. Representing Angola, Botswana, Djibouti, Egypt, Cameroon, Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and many more, 950+ athletes have set sights on the Olympic gold medals
Star players are also representing their countries. Commonwealth Champion and 10-time gold medallist, Blessing Oborududu is gunning for gold at the Olympics wrestling match; Burkina Faso’s Hugues Fabrice Zango after having set a new indoor triple jump world record is ready to make history for his home country. Akani Simbine, rightfully tagged Africa’s sprint sensation continues his pursuit for gold at the 100m Olympics race.
Despite the lack of fan presence at the games this year, expectations are exceedingly high for the African atheletes.