Sunday, 7 August 2016

RIO 2016: Segun Toriola Qualifies To Round 2 while Funke & Edem Crashed Out.

Segun Toriola defeated Czech Republic's Dmitrij Prokopvoc 3-2 in Round 1 of the men's singles in the tabletennis event of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The Nigerian table tennis Olympic record holder lost the first set 11-8 but bounced back to win the second set -11 and finally took the third set 8-11 to advance into the 2nd Round.

He will face Japan's Niwa Koki on Sunday to battle out for a place in the next round.

Meanwhile, Nigeria's duo of Funke Oshonaike and Edem Offiong, have both crashed out of the Women's Table Tennis singles.