Some Nigerian athletes who’re scheduled to take part within the Tokyo Olympics undergo from sleep disturbances as they battle to acclimatize to the time zone in Japan, which is eight hours forward of Nigeria.
In a video clip from Tokyo, by Chika Chukwumerije, a member of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, the Olympians praised the Federal Authorities for sending them to Tokyo earlier, earlier than the Video games.
Aruna, a desk tennis participant and captain of the Nigeria group, who complained of problem sleeping, stated, based on: IN:: “It is a good choice to be right here quickly. I got here two days in the past, even myself and a few athletes discover it very troublesome to sleep.
“I feel within the subsequent 5 days, we’ll be capable of acclimatize and that can assist us loads when the Video games begin,” Aruna stated.
Offiong Edem, one other ping-pong participant, stated his sleep and coaching time had been affected as a result of new time zone.
“Since I got here right here a number of days in the past, I’ve had hassle sleeping, due to the distinction now, however I feel I can sleep now.
“Earlier than, it was just a little troublesome for me and I struggled with my exercises within the morning, however my physique bought used to it and the scenario bought higher,” Offiong stated.
For her half, Yinka Ajayi, 400m athlete, stated: “Like my colleagues, I’ve needed to battle with sleep, however I’ll get used to it and I can be higher within the days to come back earlier than the beginning. of the Olympics “.
A complete of 61 athletes will symbolize Nigeria in 9 sports activities on the Video games scheduled to start on July 23 and finish on August 5.