Olympics: Women’s Hopes Dashed In Tennis As Offiong Crashes Out

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By Jonathan Ugbal

Cross River born Offiong Edem, representing Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil
Cross River born Offiong Edem, representing Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil (picture credit: Reuters)

Hopes for a female medal in the table tennis singles event at the ongoing Olympics in Rio, Brazil have been dashed as Cross River born Offiong Edem crashed out, losing 1-4 to Belarus’s Viktoria Pavlovich.

Offiong who won her first game beating Fiji’s Yee Sally 4-0 began on a good note, winning the first set 11-5 but lost the remaining four sets to Pavlovich 8-11, 8-11, 7-11 and 4-11.

Earlier, Funke Oshonaike who is Team Nigeria’s assistant captain at the games, crashed out in the first round of the women singles following her 2-4 loss to Puerto Rican, Diaz Ariana.

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