Tokyo Olympics: 3 Nigerian Athletes Crash Out In One Day

Tokyo Olympics: 3 Nigerian Athletes Crash Out In One Day
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Joel Ajayi 

Nigeria gymnast Uche Eke,  Table tennis star Funke Oshonaike and Esther Toko who competed in Rowing all crashed out of ongong Olympics in Japan.

 Uche a graduate of University of Michigan in the United States whose father is a Nigerian earlier represented his fatherland in May 2021 at the African Championships in Cairo, Egypt.

He competed in the men’s all round artistic gymnastics event and he was placed in 36th position with a score of 74.765 which was not enough for a place in the last eight.

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He was the only Nigeria representative in the gymnastic events.

Also, Juan Liu of USA defetaed Funke Oshonaike in the first game with a four set to one earlier today.

A 4-1 (7-11, 3-11, 4-11, 13-11, 4-11) loss in the preliminary table tennis women’s singles game by Funke Oshonaike to Liu Juan of USA made it the second in two sports Nigeria participated in five hours.

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Before the table tennis event, the young Esther Toko, who qualified for repechage was exhausted as she rowed to the finish line in 4th place with the time of 9:07.54s.

Toko needed to finish in the first or second place to progress to the quartet finals but her 4th place finish wasn’t enough to earn her any of the available 2 spots. 

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