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.

Many thanks to Paga for being the official sponsor of Making of Champions coverage of the Tokyo Olympics.

Deji is one of the leading Athletics journalists in Nigeria as he possesses a deep passion for PR and branding athletes. He has extensively covered a wide range of sporting competitions, both within and outside Nigeria, with a particular focus on showcasing African Sports Stories. In addition to his journalistic prowess, he is well-versed in Sports Management and Marketing.


  1. What is happening with Nigeria na, they have not won the least one 🏅 medal please let us pray for them.
    The problem is coming from our selfish leaders they don’t care about people or some kind of things they are supposed to be concerned about it is only their selfish needs.
    Just take a look at the sport sector, all our citizens are going to immigrate in another country and Making name for them .
    Please the money is for everybody and they should use it for everyone and also they should also invest their time and money on other things like sport and the rest.


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