Some Nigerian athletes who arrived Japan for the Tokyo Olympics have voiced out their complaints, saying they are having sleeping difficulties.
Some of the athletes spoke to newsmen that they are struggling to adjust to the time zone in Japan, which is eight hours ahead of Nigeria’s.
Chika Chukwumerije, a member of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, and a former Olympics medalist said it would have been worse if they didn’t arrive Tokyo early.
Quadri Aruna, table tennis player and Team Nigeria’s captain, said, “It’s a good decision to be here early. I came two days ago, still myself and some of the athletes are finding it very difficult to sleep.
“I think that in the next five days, we will be able to acclimatise and this will help us a lot by the time the Games begin,’’ Aruna said.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.