Team Cameroon made a score of 0/3 last Saturday, August 6 at the end of the first day of the 2016 Olympic Games taking place in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Boxer Ndam Njikam, did not make the weight ahead of Brazilian Michael Borges. Both were opposed in the heavyweight category for a fight of three rounds. Apart from the second round which was very tight with 29 points against 28 for the Brazilian, the other two rounds showed a clear dominance of Michael Borges on the same result of 30 points against 27. Big disappointment for Ndam Njikam, unique medal hope for Cameroon, who was eliminated.
This was the same result that sanctioned the first boxing match between Cameroonian Fotsala Simplice and British Yafai Galal. Our compatriot lost all three rounds respectively by 30 points against 25, 30 against 25 again, and 29 against 26.
The women’s volleyball match between Cameroon and Brazil also resulted in the defeat of Cameroon’s volleyball players. The selection of the host country of the Olympics, grand favorite, has logically won 3 sets to 0. But unlike the boxers who are already eliminated from the rest of the competition, the Lionesses of volleyball still have the opportunity to revive themselves. They will play their second match on Monday, August 8 against their Japanese counterparts.
The flagship of Cameroon, the boxer Seyi Ntsengue Wilfried Dieudonné, competes on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in the 75kg class against the Colombian Jorge Luis Vivas.
Cameroon has a total of 24 sports at the Rio Games in the following disciplines: Wrestling, boxing, athletics, volleyball, judo and weightlifting.