By Jonathan Ugbal
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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