Tokyo 2020 Tennis : Olajide Omotayo Crashes Out; Edem Offiong Through To Next Round

July 24, 2021
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Team Nigeria’s Olajide Omotayo crashed out of the men’s singles table tennis event after going down to a 4-0 defeat against Tiago Apolonia of Portugal on Saturday , Completesports.com reports.

Omotayo, who was making his first appearance at the Olympics showed flashes of brilliance but failed to match his opponent for most of the encounter.

He lost 7-11, 9-11, 6-11, 5-11.

Read Also: Tokyo 2020: Oshonaike Bows Out After Defeat To Liu Juan

In the women’s singles event, Edem Offiong beat Hungary’s Dora Madarasz 4-1 (11-8,11-9,11-9,9-11,11-4).

It was Nigeria’s first victory in any sport at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Earlier in the day, Funke Oshonaike was eliminated after a 4-1 defeat to Liu Juan of the United States of America.

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