Team Nigeria’s representatives in the Badminton event at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics have exited the Games after suffering losses in their final group round matches on Tuesday.

The men’s doubles team: Godwin Olofua and Anuoluwapo Opeyori wrapped up their group phase campaign, losing 2-0 (21-8,21-10) to Russia’s Ivan Sozonov & Vladimir Ivanov. They had succumbed to a straight-set defeat (21-7, 21-10) on Monday to Denmark’s Kim Astrup and Aders Skaarup Rasmussen who are world number 12 in the doubles global rankings.

Also, Nigeria and Africa’s sole representative in the women’s singles event, Dorcas Adesokan suffered her second defeat of the campaign in the group play stage game of Group C, losing 2-0 (21-3, 21-6) to South Korea’s top seed, An Seyoung.

Adesokan was beaten 2-0 (10-21, 2-21) by Clara Azurmendi Moreno of Spain in her first group game.

There are very few things in life that make me happy, but talking and writing Sports has to be at the top. I honed my broadcasting skills at the University of Lagos Radio Station and have free-lanced for platforms like Top Radio and Superscreen TV amongst others. Deji loves running commentaries on Football matches and Athletics, and is now a Junior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. He hopes to become a Sports Agent in the future.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here