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Hosts beat Nigeria to bronze

Hosts beat Nigeria to bronze
Team Nigeria’s quest for a medal in the men’s team table tennis event of the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham came to an end after losing their third-place game to England at the NEC Table Tennis Show Court 1, Hall 3 on Tuesday, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

3rd August 2022 3rd August 2022 Team Nigeria’s quest for a medal in the men’s team table tennis event of the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham came to an end after losing their third-place game to England at the NEC Table Tennis Show Court 1, Hall 3 on Tuesday, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.Team Nigeria’s hope of mounting a comeback proved abortive after Omotayo lost 11-4, 11-2, 11-4 to Drinkhall in their singles clash.The defeat means the players pursuit of a Commonwealth Games medal will be put on hold until action resume in the single, double, and mixed double events.Nigeria lost 3-0 to England to miss out on the bronze medal.

Having lost to India 3-0 in the semi-final on Monday, Nigeria faced England with the hope of picking up the consolatory bronze medal but found their English opponents too strong.Related News Liadi wins silver, sprinters shine as athletics begin Ashe, Nwokocha, five others advance in 100m event Bello, Edem confident of medal swoop In the men’s doubles, duo Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo lost 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 to Tom Jarvis and Paul Drinkhall while Quadri Aruna lost 11-9, 9-11, 12-10, and 11-6 to Liam Pitchford in the men’s single.

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