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Nigeria in Tokyo 2020: Day 2 Review

Post created on July 24, 2021

For day 2 of Team Nigeria in Tokyo, the team competed in three sports (Gymnastics, Table Tennis, and Badminton) at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Day 2 of the quadrennial festival.

Funke Oshonaike was the first to go up as she lost 4-1 to USA’s Juan Liu in the women’s Table Tennis Singles preliminary round match. Also, Olajide Omotayo succumbed to the impressive performance of Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia in straight games, losing 4-0 in round 1 of the men’s singles.

There was light at the end of the tunnel for Nigeria in Tokyo in the tennis event as Nigeria’s highest-ranked women’s table tennis player Edem Offiong produced a convincing 4-1(11-8,11-9,11-9,9-11,11-4) win over Dora Madarasz of Hungary to progress into the second round of the women’s singles.

Edem Offiong tokyo 2020

Edem Offiong defeated Dora Madarasz of Hungary to progress into the second round of the women’s table tennis singles

Nigeria’s only Gymnast’s at the Olympics, Uche Eke competed in the men’s All-Around, placing 58th overall after the three subdivisions were concluded today, amassing a points tally of 74.765.

In Badminton, the Nigerian duo of Godwin Olofua and Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori competed in the Group play stage of the Men’s Doubles, losing 2-0 (21-2, 21-7) to Japan’s Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe.


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