BREAKING: All Nigeria’s table tennis reps knocked out at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

All Team Nigeria’s representatives in table tennis have been knocked out from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

This follows the recent defeat of the team captain Aruna Quadri, who lost to Brazilian, Gustavo Tsuboi, in a keenly fought contest, 4-2 (15-13, 9-11, 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 6-11).

Other Team Nigeria’s representatives in table tennis who have been eliminated from the competition are Funke Oshonaike, Offiong Edem, and Olajide Omotayo.

Multiple Olympic Games participant Funke Oshonaike was sent packing from the Tokyo 2020 Games in the preliminary round.

The 45-year-old Oshonaike lost 1-4 to Juan Liu of the U.S in the women’s table tennis singles.

Also, Olajide Omotayo on Saturday in Tokyo crashed out of the men’s table tennis singles event of the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games.

Omotayo was humiliated with 0-4 defeat by Tiago Apolonia of Portugal.

On Monday, Offiong Edem on succumbed 4-1 (15-13, 11-2, 11-2, 11-8, 11-6) to the firepower of Lily Zhang of US in the second round of the table tennis women singles event of the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


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