Posted: Friday August 3, 2012 5:09 AM

'Sculling Sloth' has last race at London Olympics

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WINDSOR, England (AP) - See you in Rio, Hamadou.

Niger rower Hamadou Djibo Issaka, nicknamed the "Sculling Sloth'' because of his painfully slow performances at the London Games, took to the water Friday for the last time at the Olympic regatta.

Up against two other Africans in the "F'' final to determine the lesser placings, Djibo Issaka again came last by some distance in 8 minutes, 53.88 seconds - 14 seconds quicker than his last race but 1:20 behind the winner. The crowd gave him another huge roar as he crossed the line.

The 35-year-old Djibo Issaka, who only had three months of rowing experience before coming to Dorney Lake, plans to stay in the sport and compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

 
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