#Tokyo2020: Offiong Edem secures Nigeria’s first win at the Olympic Games

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Nigeria’s Edem Offiong summoned an impressive 4-1 victory (11-8,11-9,11-9,9-11,11-4) over Hungarian Dora Madarasz to secure Nigeria’s first win at the Olympic Games.

She has now progressed to the second round of the women’s singles table tennis.

Edem who is making Cross River State nay Nigeria proud at large at the Tokyo Olympics in the Table Tennis category by brandishing the banner of the state and the flag of the country in Tokyo is yet to receive any support whatsoever from the state government, unlike her colleagues from other states that got monetary support from their state government ahead of the tournament.

According to George Odok a Nigerian journalist with NAN, ‘Sport instill discipline and promote the image of a country that win laurels. The Cross River State Government needs to do more by spurring some of these sport men and women who have distinguished themselves in the area of sport.

‘It would be recalled that Orok Otu Duke has been at the forefront of promoting, building, training and developing the skills of table tennis players in the state over the years. This is commendable.’