Captain of Team Nigeria desk tennis, Aruna Quadri, was the ultimate member of the African contingents to be eradicated from the Tokyo Olympics video games after succumbing to Brazilian, Gustavo Tsuboi on Tuesday morning.
Aruna was ousted in a fiercely contested Round 3 matchup shedding 4-2 (15-13, 11th of September, 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 6-11).
He now joins fellow compatriot Funke Oshonaike, Offiong Edem, and Olajide Omotayo in taking the 13 489 km journey again to Nigeria.
Record-breaker and ITTF ‘Club 7’ inductee, Olufunke Oshonaike, was first to collapse to a relentless show from 449th rank feminine, Liu Juan of the US within the Preliminary Round Results shedding in 4 units 1-4 (7-11 3-11, 4-11, 13-11, 4-11).
Tiago Apolonia of Portugal was an excessive amount of for Olajide Omotayo, beating the Nigerian in 5 straights of 0-4 (11-7 11-9 11-6 11-5) within the Men’s preliminary spherical of the occasion.
Earlier, Edem Offiong had made a vibrant begin to the event dispatching her opponent from Hungary, Madarasz Dora in 35mins by 4-1 (11-8 11-9 11-9 11th of September 11-4).
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However, in her spherical 2 conflict in opposition to Zhang Lily of the USA the tables had been reversed, with the American displaying her dominance over Effiong.
The 2007 All-Africa Games ladies’s doubles medalist put in a valiant efficiency within the first recreation securing a 15-13 win
Zhang confirmed some good composure to take the second and third video games by an 11-2 margin. Some spirited play from the 35- 12 months outdated was not sufficient to rescue the fourth and fifth recreation as she bowed out of the event,