Twenty-year-old Esther Tamaraebi Toko cannot hide her excitement with the atmosphere at the Games Village in Tokyo as the Bayelsa State-born rower said the memory would remain with her for a long time to come.
Toko won bronze and silver medals at the 2019 African Beach Games to qualify to row single sculls at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
“I am so happy being the first home-grown athlete to compete in the rowing event of the Olympic Games and I am so excited with the atmosphere in the Games Village. I cannot wait to compete on Friday,” she said.
“I am so excited to be part of the team in Tokyo and most especially the food and other facilities in the Village are good for all the athletes. It has also afforded me the opportunity to meet other athletes from other countries especially those I have watched and read about in the media,” she added.