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Tokyo 2020: Oshonaike Bows Out After Defeat To Liu Juan

Tokyo 2020:  Oshonaike Bows Out After Defeat To  Liu Juan

Liu Juan of United States of America defeated Nigeria’s Olufunke Oshonaike in their preliminary round singles match at the 2020 Olympic Games on Saturday, reports.

Liu, 36, scored 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.

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“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” Oshonaike told the Olympics channel after the match.

“Paris 2024? I’m going to be there, but as a spectator,”

Meanwhile in the Rowing event, Nigeria’s Esther Toko did not progress to the quarterfinals of the women’s Singles Sculls event, having finished 4th in heat 2 of the Repechage clocking a time of 9:07.54.

Toko needed to at least finish in the top 2 of her heat to get a passage to the quarterfinal round, but this would be a valuable experience for the young Nigerian Rower who is competing in her first Olympics, and should return for Paris 2024.

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  • Oakfield 3 years ago

    “Paris 2024 you’re coming”. Pls don’t go there to waste tax payers money and make up the numbers. U already have the mentality of just going there to be an “Olympian” (making up thr numbers) instead of winning a medal which is very bad.. Games started proper just yesterday and you’ve already crashed out today and started talking about the one of 2024.

    • Emecco 3 years ago

      Bro, pls try and read well before commenting. She said she would be in Paris’ 2024 as a spectator, not as a participant, Moreover Oshonaike has paid her dues for Nigeria so you dont need to chastise her one bit. She has been there for so long because the younger generations haven’t produce anyone that could take her place. How is it her fault? She has one uncountable African and Commonwealth medals, The woman that beat her is a Chinese turned American and is among The Top 10 in Female rankings, you don’t expect a 40+ Oshonaike to win that game, She even surprised me by winning a set and taking the game to 4-1 instead of a straight 3-0. To me she is a Legend.

  • walking 3 years ago

    But she is beautiful sha…

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