Nigeria is gaining more attention in Weightlifting and 400M while Table Tennis Medal struggle continues

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Team Nigeria’s Ezekiel Nathaniel has qualified for the final of the men’s 400m hurdles of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

He finished second in the first semi final with a time of 50.38s to book his place in the final.

Esther Oshoba also qualified NIGERIA to the quarterfinal of the Women’s 54kg-57kg Featherweight Boxing event after she defeated Erin Walsh from New Zealand.

Team Nigeria’s quest for a medal in the men’s team table tennis came to an end after losing their third-place game to England at the NEC Table Tennis Show Court 1, Hall 3 on Tuesday.

Nigeria lost 3-0 to England to miss out on the bronze medal.

Having lost to India 3-0 in the semi-final on Monday, Nigeria faced England with the hope of picking up the consolatory bronze medal but found their English opponents too strong.

In the men’s double, the duo Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo lost 11-6, 11-7, and 11-7 to Tom Jarvis and Paul Drinkhall while Quadri Aruna lost 11-9, 9-11, 12-10, and 11-6 to Liam Pitchford in the men’s single.

Team Nigeria’s hope of mounting a comeback proved abortive after Omotayo in his single game against Drinkhall lost 11-4, 11-2, and 11-4.

The defeat means the legendary pursuit of a Commonwealth Games gold medal will be put on hold until actions resume in the single, double, and mixed double events.

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