Nigeria has secured a place among the 16 men’s teams that will compete in the table tennis event of Rio 2016 summer Olympic Games in Brazil.
This development was confirmed based on the May ranking released by the world table tennis ruling body, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Friday.
Africa has only one slot and Nigeria’s men was ranked higher than Egypt to pick Africa’s sole slot for the event.
According to the ranking, Nigeria dropped to 27 spot in the world but was ahead of Egypt who was ranked 32.
While Nigeria’s men team got the slot ahead of Egypt, their female team lost to Egypt who also edged out Nigeria’s women team in the London 2012 Olympics.
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