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Table Tennis: Oshonaike Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics, Sets Record

Olufunke Oshonaike able to serve throughout a recreation Picture: ITTF-Africa

 

Nigeria’s Olufunke Oshonaike has certified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, changing into the primary African feminine athlete to take action on seven events in Desk tennis or in some other sport.

45-year-old Oshonaike defeated Cameroon’s Sarah Hannfou Four-1 (12-10, 11-Four, Four-11, 11-7, 11-6) within the deciding match, becoming a member of Edem Offiong to make it to the desk tennis occasion.

The previous African champion had her first expertise in Atlanta 1996.

READ ALSO: Offiong Qualifies For Tokyo 2020 Ladies’s Desk Tennis

Offiong had overcome Gulti Marta of Ethiopia Four-Zero (11-Eight, 11-7, 11-2, 11-5) in her first recreation and adopted it up with a troublesome Four-Three (13-11, 11-1, 9-11, 11-95-11, Eight-11, 11-6) win over house lady Garci Fadwa.

In the meantime, Sarah Hanffou and Fadwa Garci picked the final 2 tickets within the girls’s singles.

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