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Olympics: Nigeria’s Edem Offiong Progresses To Second Round

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Nigeria’s highest ranked table tennis player, Edem Offiong, claimed an impressive 4-1 (11-8,11-9,11-9,9-11,11-4) victory against Dora Madarasz of Hungary to progress to the second round of the women’s singles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

It is Nigeria’s first win at the Olympics and the first from any African player in the table tennis event.

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

The legendary Olufunke 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.

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.

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