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Tokyo Olympics: All Nigeria’s table tennis reps knocked out

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Olympics: All Nigeria’s table tennis reps knocked out as Aruna Quadri loses

Olympics: All Nigeria’s table tennis reps knocked out as Aruna Quadri loses
Olympics: All Nigeria’s table tennis reps knocked out as Aruna Quadri loses

Africa’s highest-ranked player Quadri Aruna on Tuesday crashed out of the men’s singles event of the table tennis competition at the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Aruna who reached the quarter-finals of the event at the Rio Games in 2016 could not go far this time around as he lost 2-4 in the third round.

He lost to Brazil’s Gustavo Tsuboi at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium 15-13 9-11 6-11 11-7 7-11 6-11.

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His exit has brought a sad end to Team Nigeria’s campaign in the sport at this Games.

His three teammates in the sport —— Funke Oshonaike, Offiong Edem, Olajide Omotayo —- have all been eliminated.

Nigeria did not qualify for the doubles events.