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CWG: Toriola leads Nigeria to t’tennis semis

CWG: Toriola leads Nigeria to t’tennis semis


’TANA AIYEJINA

Veteran table tennis star Segun Toriola put up an amazing performance on Friday to help Team Nigeria’s table tennis squad advance to the semi-finals of the men’s event at the ongoing Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Nigeria’s table tennis team defeated hosts Australia 3-1 in the men’s team quarter-finals event after earlier wins over Belize (3-0) and Malaysia (3-1) respectively in their group games.

In match 1, Bode Abiodun defeated Heming Hu 3-2 (11-9,10-12,11-4,8-11,11-8) while Olajide Omotayo lost 3-1 (9-11,11-6,7-11,8-11) to Xin Yan in match 2.

In match 3, the pair of Toriola and Olajide Omotayo defeated David Powell and Heming Hu 3-0 (11-7,11-5,11-7).

In match 4, Toriola emerged 3-1 winner over Xin Yan. Toriola won the game 11-9, 12-14,11-3, 11-6.

Nigeria’s  table tennis team will face the winner of Northern Ireland and England in the semi-final 2 on Monday.

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