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#Commonwealth2018: Team Nigeria Bags Silver In Table Tennis And Shot Put

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 09: Bode Abiodun of Nigeria competes against Sharath Achanta during the Men’s Team Table Tennis Gold Medal Match on day five of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Oxenford Studios on April 9, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Nigeria has won two silver medals at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Australia.

The men’s table tennis team, Bode Abiodun, Segun Toriola and Olajide Omotayo, with Aruna Quadri on the bench, lost to India’s Achanta Sharath, Sathiyan Gnanasetkaran and Harmeet Desai, Guardian reports.

The Nigerians lost 3-0, with Sharath first defeating Abiodun 4-11, 5-11, 11-4 & 9-11, Gnanasetkaran beating Toriola 10-12, 11-2, 11-3 & 11-4, and the doubles team of Sharath & Desai beating Abiodun and Omotayo in straight sets of 11-9, 11-5 & 11-4.

Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi also won silver in the men’s shot put, with a personal best of 21.14m.

His throw was behind only Tom Walsh‘s who won gold after throwing 21.41m.

Nigeria’s Seye Ogunlewe had come close to winning the bronze medal in the men’s final 100m race, finishing in a personal season’s best time of 10.19 seconds, same as Jamaica’s Yohan Blake, who took the medal home.


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