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Nigeria through to semi-finals in Table Tennis, to face India at Commonwealth Games

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 Nigeria has secured qualification to the semi finals of men s Table Tennis Team event at the on going Commonwealth Games in Birmingham the United Kingdom After a sluggish start at NEC Hall 3 on Sunday an inspired Nigerian side led by Quadri Aruna bounced back to defeat Malaysia 3 2 booking a semi final spot against India on Monday In the Doubles event the duo of Javen Choong and Qi Shen beat Nigeria s Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo 3 1 6 11 12 10 12 10 11 7 The singles event saw Malaysia s Chee Feng Leong lose1 3 to Quadri Aruna 9 11 11 6 5 11 and 5 11 while Abiodun lost 0 3 to Qi Shen Wong 10 12 12 14 5 11 In the third singles game Leong lost 1 3 8 11 11 9 7 11 6 11 to Omotayo while the last game also saw Jave Choong succumb to Aruna 1 3 11 7 8 11 5 11 9 11 Meanwhile Edidiong Umoafia clinched a bronze medal for Nigeria in the men s 67kg Weightlifting event earlier in the day Umoafia lifted a combined 290kg in Snatch as well as Clean and Jerk categories to get on the podium In the boxing event Nigeria s Adeyinka Benson defeated his Ghanaian opponent Abubakari Kwesi Quartey 3 2 in Round 16 of the men s over 71kg 75kg Middleweight category Benson has progressed to the quarterfinals NewsSourceCredit NAN
Nigeria through to semi-finals in Table Tennis, to face India at Commonwealth Games

1 Nigeria  has secured qualification to the semi-finals of men’s Table Tennis Team event at the on-going Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.

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2 After a sluggish start at NEC Hall 3 on Sunday, an inspired Nigerian side, led by Quadri Aruna, bounced back to defeat Malaysia 3-2, booking a semi-final spot against India on Monday.

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3 In the Doubles event, the duo of Javen Choong and Qi Shen beat Nigeria’s Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo 3-1  (6-11, 12-10, 12-10,11-7).

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4 The singles event saw Malaysia’s Chee Feng Leong lose1-3 to Quadri Aruna (9 -11, 11-6, 5 -11 and 5-11) while Abiodun lost 0-3 to Qi Shen Wong. (10-12, 12 -14, 5-11)
In the third singles game, Leong lost 1-3  (8-11, 11-9, 7-11, 6-11) to Omotayo while the last game also saw Jave Choong succumb to Aruna 1-3 (11-7, 8-11, 5-11, 9-11).

5 Meanwhile, Edidiong Umoafia clinched a bronze medal for Nigeria in the men’s 67kg Weightlifting event earlier in the day.

6 Umoafia lifted a combined 290kg in “Snatch’’ as well as “Clean and Jerk’’ categories to get on the podium.

7 In the boxing event, Nigeria’s Adeyinka Benson defeated his Ghanaian opponent Abubakari Kwesi Quartey 3-2 in Round 16 of the men’s over 71kg-75kg Middleweight category.

8 Benson has progressed to the quarterfinals.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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