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Team Nigeria Wins First Medal At Commonwealth Games



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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