Team Nigeria has been placed 78th in the rankings published by the organizing committee of Rio 2016 Olympic games. USA is first with 46 Gold Great Britain second with 27 Gold while China is third with 26 Gold. USA won a total of 121 medals while Usain Bolt's Jamaica came 16th after winning 6 Gold medals 3 Silver medals and 2 Bronze medals. Kenya is the highest placed African team after winning 6 Gold medals 6 Silver medals and 1 Bronze medal.
Ace Nigerian runner Blessing Okagbare is through to the 100m semi-finals at Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In Heat three on Friday August 12 Okagbare finished second clocking 11.16s to take one of the two automatic qualification spots. The Delta State born sprinter was placed on Lane 5 for the race and finished second comfortably.