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.

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.


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