Alpine's Esteban Ocon won a dramatic Hungarian GP as Sebastian Vettel came second but was disqualified for fuel rules breach, while Lewis Hamilton who finished third, moved into second in an extraordinary Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton regained the world championship lead for the first time since May after fighting back to finish third having been last five laps into the race, his title rival Max Verstappen was a victim of an incident-strewn wet start but managed to salvage a point for 10th place in a badly damaged Red Bull.
Nigeria’s men basketball team D’Tigers has lost its opening game at the Tokyo Olympics after falling to a 84-67 lose to Australia at the Saitama Arena, also, tournament favourites, U.S. men's basketball, who is gunning for a fourth consecutive gold medal has lost in the Olympics for the first time since 2004.
Nigerian-Greek professional basketball player, Giannis Sina Antetokounmpo on Wednesday morning at the Fiserv Forum has lead the Milwaukee Bucks past the Chris Paul-led Phoenix Suns to a first NBA title since 1971 after scoring 50 points. Giannis who was named as the Finals MVP for his performances throughout the series, helped his side clinched 105-98 Game 6 victory that ended the Bucks’ 50-year title drought and cemented his legacy among the pantheon of Milwaukee Bucks’ greats.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka of Japan had the distinct honour of serving as the final torchbearer of the Olympic Torch Relay, lighting the cauldron inside Olympic Stadium for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in 2021. The four-time major winner and Japanese superstar in tennis was the final torchbearer as part of the Olympic Torch Relay at the Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony on Friday after a year’s pandemic delay and lingering coronavirus threats. Osaka, 23, is a four-time major champion in tennis who is making her Olympic debut. She won her fourth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open earlier in 2021.
32-year-old Aruna Quadri, the Nigerian table tennis champion has disclosed that his goal at the Tokyo Olympics is to win a medal. Quadri who secured qualification for the 2022 Tokyo Olympics by virtue of his position on the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Olympic qualification ranking, also expressed his desire to be “lucky” to stop the domination of China at the games, noting that he has the credentials to pull a surprise on the Chinese participants in Tokyo.