Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian duo eliminated from the men’s doubles badminton competition


Anuoluwapo Opeyori and Godwin Olofua were eliminated from the men’s doubles badminton event at the 2020 in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Within 26 minutes of play, Opeyori and Olofua were defeated 0-2 (8-21 10-21) by Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov of the Russia Olympic Committee (ROC).

The game at the Musashino Forest Plaza court was a Group B match in the competition’s Group Play Stage, according to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN).

Team Nigeria finished last in their group and did not move to the competition’s quarter-finals as a result of the outcome.

After losing 0-2 to Japan on Saturday and 0-2 to Denmark on Monday, they were in desperate need of a win.

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