Tokyo 2020: Edem Offiong Bows Out; Anyanacho Fall In Taekwondo, Adesokan Loses In Badminton

Nigeria’s Edem Offiong bowed out of the women’s singles of the table event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after a 4-1 (13-11,2-11,2-11,8-11,6-11) second round loss to United States of America’s Lily Zhang.

Edem won the first set but later capitulated against the three-time US champion.

The 34-year-old won her first round game against Dora Madarasz 4-1 last weekend.

She joined Funke Oshonaike and Olajide Omotayo in making early exit from the table tennis event.

In the Taekwondo event, Nigeria’s sole reprsentative Elizabeth Anyanacho exited the competition in the Round of 16 after losing 12-7 to Turkish fighter Nur Tatar in the women’s under-67kg category.

Nigeria’s representative in the Badminton women’s singles event Dorcas Adesokan loses her first group game against Clara Azurmendi.

Adesokan fell 2-0 (21-10, 21-2) to her opponent.

She will will face South Korea’s An Se-young in her next match on Tuesday.

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