Nigerian canoeist, Jonathan Akinyemi to compete at Rio 2016 Olympics

Jonathan-Akinyemi Nigerian canoeist, Jonathan Akinyemi will represent Nigeria  at the Rio 2016 Olympics for the second successive time in the canoe/slalom kayak event.

Born in England, Jonathan Akinyemi is the first Nigerian to compete in the canoeing event of the Olympic Games. He qualified as Nigeria’s only canoeist to Rio 2016 in the men’s K-1 class by obtaining a top finish at the 2015 African Canoe Slalom Championships in Sagana, Kenya which makes him a medal hopeful at the Rio Games.

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will begin in the Brazilian City of Rio on August 5.

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