By Oladimeji Loko in Rio:
Nigeria’s Jonathan Akinyemi crashed out of the slalom canoeing event on Wednesday here at the Rio Olympics after placing 20th, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The 27-year-old who was the only African in the competition recorded a time of 107.49 in his first run and 104.59 in his second respectively.
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Akinyemi competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics Kayak event, finishing 21st in the heats, and failing to qualify for the semi-finals.
Italy’s Giovanni De Gennar won the heat with a time of 86.85, recorded in his first run.