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London Olympics 2012,Toriola and Oshonaike advance in Table Tennis

Nigeria’s Funke Oshonaike and Segun Toriola began their campaign for glory at the 2012 London Olympics with victories in the table tennis event on Saturday.

Toriola defeated Canada’s Andre Ho 4-1 in the Olympic men’s Table tennis while Oshonaike beat Iran’s Neda Shahsavari 4-3 in the Olympic women’s Table tennis singles preliminaries to reach the next round.

Both games were played at ExCeL in London .

Meanwhile, Egypt’s Dina Meshref beat Nigeria’s Offiong Edem 4-2 in the Olympic women’s table tennis singles preliminaries at the 2012 London Games on Saturday.  Meshref won at ExCeL in London to reach the next round.

Results

Men
Segun Toriola (Nigeria) beat Andre Ho (Canada) 9-11 11-5 11-6 11-5 12-10
Kim Song Nam (North Korea) beat Timothy Wang (U.S.) 11-5 11-4 11-7 11-4
Andy Pereira (Cuba) beat Yoshua Shing (Vanuatu) 11-2 11-2 11-3 11-3
Justin Han (Australia) beat Mawussi Agbetoglo (Togo) 9-11 11-7 11-1 8-11 11-8 11-9
Ibrahim Al-Hasan (Kuwait) beat Saheed Idowu (Congo) 11-3 8-11 7-11 13-11 11-6 11-6

Women

Dina Meshref (Egypt) beat Offiong Edem (Nigeria) 11-5 2-11 11-7 10-12 11-6 11-3
Caroline Kumahara (Brazil) beat Yasmin Farah Hassan (Djibouti) 11-0 11-2 11-2 11-4
Funke Oshonaike (Nigeria) beat Neda Shahsavari (Iran) 11-13 11-8 11-8 9-11 11-4 5-11 11-3
Sarah Mathilde Gabrielle Hanffou Nana (Cameroon) beat Tvin Carole Moumjoghlian (Lebanon) 11-6 11-4 11-6 11-2
Ligia Silva (Brazil) beat Anolyn Lulu (Vanuatu) 11-5 11-9 11-2 11-3
Mo Zhang (Canada) beat Aia Magdy A Mohamed (Qatar) 11-3 11-7 11-6 11-3

 






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