Toriola, Oshonaike, Offiong Get Tough Round 1 Draws

By James Agberebi:

Nigeria's Olympic veteran, Segun Toriola, has been drawn against Dmitriji Prokopcov from Czech Republic in the table tennis event of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Toriola, who will be making his seventh appearance at the games, will face Prokopcov in round 1 in the men's singles event.

Nigeria's other representative in the men's event, Aruna Quadri, got a bye into round 2.

In the women's singles, Team Nigeria flag bearer and assistant captain, Funke Oshonaike, will face Mariana Sahakian from Libya in the preliminary round.

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While also in the preliminary round, Edem Offiong will do battle against Sally Yee from Fiji.

And in the men's team event, the duo of Toriola and Quadri, were handed a difficult tie as they will take on China in the first round.

The table tennis event at this year's games take off on Saturday, 6 August and will end on Wednesday, 17 August 2016.

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