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Nigerian pair eliminated from badminton men’s doubles at Tokyo Olympics

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The pair of Anuoluwapo Opeyori and Godwin Olofua on Tuesday bowed out of the men’s double event of the badminton competition at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Opeyori and Olofua lost 0-2 (8-21 10-21) to the pair of Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov of the Russia Olympic Committee, ROC, within 26 minutes of play.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the game at the Musashino Forest Plaza court was a Group B fixture in the competition’s Group Play Stage.

The result meant Team Nigeria finished bottom of their group and failed to advance to the competition’s quarter-finals.

This was after they lost 0-2 to Japan on Saturday and 0-2 to Denmark on Monday.

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