Identified Athletes - NIG

  • Stamp NIG 2013 - OG London 2012 - M1X competitor Hamadou Djibo Issaka (NIG)

    Hamadou Djibo Issaka (NIG) is not anOlympic Rowing champion

    as the headline in both souvenir sheets suggests.On the contrary

    - he came last in a field of 33 competitors, 300 mbehind the

    second-slowest sculler in this event. He had been given awild-card

    entry "to strengthen the principle of universal representation".

    Whereas the media and the spectators celebrated the performance 

    of the 35-years-old athlete who was a novice with only three months

    of training Sir Steven Redgrave - Rowing legend with five gold medals

    from five consecutive Olympic regattas - claimed he should not have

    been allowed into the competition at the expense of better scullers.

        

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