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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Nigeria’s Jonathan Akinyemi Out Of Canoe Slalom At #RioOlympics2016

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Jonathan Akinyemi failed to make a mark in slalom canoeing on Wednesday at the Rio Olympics after placing 20th in a field of 21.

The UK-based 27-year-old Nigerian could only record a time of 104.59 in his second run in the men’s kayak singles event.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that his time was just a few seconds better than the 107.49 he recorded in his first run.

However, it was not just enough as the best 15 in the event advanced to the semi-finals.

Italy’s Giovanni De Gennar won the heat with a time of 86.85, recorded in his first run.

NAN reports that Akinyemi was the only African in the competition.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed in the K-1 event, finishing 21st in the heats, and failing to qualify for the semi-finals.