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It was a mixed super packed Sunday for Team Nigeria on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympics, not just in the men’s Singles Table Tennis event, but in all the sports the country participated in.

With Segun Toriola drawing huge applause across the globe for his impressive showing on Day 1 and even going to be honoured by the International Table Tennis Federation, the veteran seven-time Olympian was beaten in round 2 on Sunday.

However, what Nigeria missed in Toriola’s passage, they gained in Aruna Quadri who not only progressed from Round 2, he stunned the world ranked number 7 to make Round 4 of the men’s Singles event.

In the Water Sports, there wasn’t much to cheer with the duo of Jonathan Akinyemi and Rechel Tonjor not making the next round.

Meanwhile in Football, Dream Team VI qualified for the quarter-finals with victory over Sweden, but in Basketball D’Tigers lost their opening match to Argentina.


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Very proficient in writing and talking about football, but has now found a new love in Athletics. Just a matter of time before I become a master on things pertaining to the tracks. Formerly the Content Manager-Sports at NigerianBulletin and Allsports, Christopher is now a Senior Sports writer at Making of Champions.


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