Tokyo Paralympics: Nigeria records first win in table tennis

A woman walks near a sing of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Aug. 20, 2021, in Tokyo. The Tokyo Paralympics open on Aug. 24 in a ceremony at Tokyo's National Stadium.

Nigeria’s Tajundeen Agunbiade defeated Yi Qing Zhao of China 3-2 to record first win in the table tennis event of the ongoing 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo .

Newsmen report that Agunbiade on Thursday defeated Yi Qing Zhao of China 3-2 (11-7 11-5 7-11 6-11 11-5 ) in Group B Class 9 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

Isau Ogunkunle lost 3-2 Maxime Thomas of France in their group Class 4. He lost 11-8 5-11 13-11 6-11 7-11 in a group F of e men’s singles Class 4. Olufemi Alabi lost 0-3 (9-11 8-11 6-11) to Joel Coughlan of Australia in a Class 10 Group C action

Faith Obazuaye also lost 0-3 (6-11 5-11 9-11) to Xiaojing Zhao of China in women’s singles in class 10 Group COgunkunle Isau in his second game went on to lose 1-3 (7-11 7-11 11-7 9-11) to Mohammed Saleh in Egypt in class 4 Group C.

Newsmen report that the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics which started on Aug. 24 is expected to Sept. 5.

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