C’Wealth Games: Nigeria wins first medal in Gold Coast

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C’Wealth Games: Nigeria wins first medal in Gold Coast

Joel Ajayi Abuja

After 5 days of competeing at the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Nigeria finally break the medal jinx on Monday when Nigeria’s men’s table tennis team won silver to the country on the medals table.

India’s men table tenni defeated Nigeria 3-0 in the final of the game.

India triumphed 3-0 in the final of the men’s Table Tennis team event at the 2018 Gold Coast Games.

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, the first medal to be won by Team Nigeria in Australia.

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