Nigeria’s Oshonaike crashes out of 2020 Olympics, retires


Nigeria’s Olufunke Oshonaike has apparently featured at her last Olympic games after she lost to Liu Juan of the in their preliminary round singles match in the table tennis event at on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

Oshonaike who spoke immediately after the match said, “I’m going to appear in Paris 2024 but as a spectator.”

Liu, 36, sealed a 4-1 win over Oshonaike, who is competing at her seventh Olympics.

Oshonaike put up a good fight in the first game going down 11-7 but was no match for her opponents in the second and third games losing 11-3 and 11-4.

The veteran Olympian took the fourth game 13-11, before Liu won the fifth game 11-4.

Speaking after her defeat, Oshonaike said: ”I just lost, I’m supposed to be kind of sad, but I’m happy that we can be here at the Olympics. This is the spirit of the Games, you lose or win but we are all Olympians.”