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BREAKING: Nigeria Wins First Medal at Commonwealth Games

  Nigerian table tennis player, Olajide Omotayo. [Photo credit: ACLSports]

Nigeria has won its first medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

Nigeria’s men’s table tennis team won silver on Monday, defeated by India.

India triumphed 3-0 in the final of the men’s Table Tennis team event at the 2018 Gold Coast Games on Monday.

Sharath Achanta beat Bode Abiodun 3-1 in the first game despite Abiodun winning the first set 11-4.

Segun Toriola was the next up for the Nigerian team but after taking the first set 12-10, the most experienced campaigner in the team lost his way losing the next three, 11-3, 11-3, and 11-4.

The doubles team of Olajide Omotayo and Abiodun could not stop the onslaught of Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, who beat the Nigerian team 11-8, 11-5, and 11-3. India, therefore, took the gold as Nigeria won a silver, the first medal to be won by Team Nigeria in Australia.

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