It was a day of mixed fortunes for Team Nigeria’s table tennis representatives at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics as only one player started with a win.
While Olajide Omotayo and Funke Oshonaike crashed out after losing their opening matches respectively, Edem Offiong scaled through with victory.
Oshonaike was eliminated after a 4-1 defeat to Liu Juan of the United States of America in the women’s singles event.
Omotayo, who was playing in his first Olympic games, went down 4-0 to Tiago Apolonia of Portugal in the men’s singles table tennis event.
Omotayo showed flashes of brilliance but failed to match his opponent for most of the encounter.
He lost 7-11, 9-11, 6-11, 5-11 to the Portuguese.