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Team Nigeria Wins First Medal At Commonwealth Games

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The long wait for Team Nigeria to get on the medals table at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia has finally ended.

Nigeria’s men’s table tennis team won a silver medal on Monday after losing to India in the final.

India romped to a 3-0 win over Nigeria in the final of the men’s Table Tennis team event at the 2018 Gold Coast Games on Monday.

Sharath Achanta beat Bode Abiodun 3-1 in the first game despite Abiodun winning the first set 11-4.

Segun Toriola was the next up for the Nigerian team but after taking the first set 12-10, the most experienced campaigner in the team lost his way losing the next three, 11-3, 11-3, and 11-4.

The doubles team of Olajide Omotayo and Abiodun could not stop the onslaught of Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, who beat the Nigerian team 11-8, 11-5, and 11-3. India, therefore, took the gold as Nigeria won a silver.

Hopefully, with the first medal finally coming in,  Team Nigeria will be hoping for more in Australia in the other events.

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