Rio Olympics: Team Nigeria battles harsh Brazilian weather with poor apparel

Nigerian athletes taking part in the ongoing Rio Olympic Games have cried out about lack of equipment and proper clothing to weather the storm.
This is as the track and field events are scheduled to begin today.
As driving rains and cold winds sweep through Rio, athletes who are competing outdoors need to protect themselves.
But Nigerian athletes at the Games have found
themselves exposed to harsh elements, as they have not been given proper attires.
During a warm-up exercise on Thursday, a member of Team Nigeria stated, “It has been raining, windy and cold in Rio. And we have no kits for the athletes and coaches.
“I don’t know why things are just like this with our country,” he added.
However, despite poor conditions, he was hopeful that the athletes would still give their best just for the love of the sport.
The track-and-field competition is expected to be fierce, as the team continues on in its quest for medals.
Uhunoma Naomi Osazuwa will be competing in the heptathlon, Chinwe Okoro will seek qualification in the women shot put, while Blessing Okagbare will later run in the women 100m heats.
It remains to be seen, how the track-and-field athletes flying the green-white-green colors will perform.

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