Nigeria participated in three sports (Table Tennis, Basketball, and Badminton) on Day 5 at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
Nigeria’s table tennis sensation and Africa’s top-ranked player, Aruna Quadri suffered a surprise defeat in the men’s singles after a 2-4 loss to Gustavo Tsuboi of Brazil in the Third Round.
The defeat means that no Nigerian Table Tennis player is left at the Olympics after the trio of Olajide Omotayo, Edem Offiong, and Funke Oshonaike were eliminated in the previous rounds.
Also, Nigeria’s women’s Basketball team, D’Tigress put up a good fight against the United States American Basketball team, losing 72-81 in the preliminary round Group B opener at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo. The team will be back on the court on Friday for their second Group B match against the French team.
Elsewhere in Badminton, Nigeria’s representatives (Godwin Olofua, Anuoluwapo Opeyori, and Dorcas Adesokan) in the Badminton event exited the Games after suffering losses in their final group round matches on Tuesday.