Rio 2016: Oshonaike Survives Labanon’s Sahakian, Advance To Table Tennis Round 1


Veteran Table Tennis star Funke Oshonaike, started her campaign for gold at the Rio 2016 on a winning note after she defeated Labanon’s Mariana Sahakian in the preliminary round in day One in the women’s singles event.

Oshonaike edged her Lebanese opponents four sets to three to progressed to the next round.

She lost the first set 8-11 but bounced back to take the next three sets 11-9, 11-7 and 11-8.

Sahakian rallied back to win the next two sets 8-11 and 9-11 before Oshonaike finally won the last set 11-8.

The win sees Oshonaike advance into Round One where she will face Diaz Adriana from Puerto Rico later today.

Meanwhile, she is currently facing Adriana Diaz of Puerto Rico in the round one of the competition.

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