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Omotayo Clinches Table Tennis Olympic Slot As Quadri Withdraws

Olajide Omotayo celebrates after clinching a slot within the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Olajide Omotayo has clinched an Olympic ticket in desk tennis in his debut look on the forthcoming video games in Tokyo.

25-year-old Omotayo was included within the Nigerian squad on the 2020 ITTF World Crew Qualification Event after clinching the lads’s singles title on the 2019 African Video games in Rabat in August.

Omotayo had outdone all expectations, on the quarter-final stage of the lads’s singles occasion he beat Egypt’s Ahmed Ali Saleh, earlier than ending the hopes of colleague Segun Toriola and erstwhile Quadri Aruna to seal the title.

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Aruna Quadri receives remedy from a physio after calling for a medical day out.

In the meantime, Aruna Quadri was pressured to withdraw from his final qualification match towards Hman Adam attributable to a recurring thigh damage.

Consequently, he completed third in group A and is but to qualify, however has an opportunity to qualify for the Olympics via the rating.

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