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Segun Toriola And His 7th Olympic Games

Segun Toriola and his 7th Olympic Games
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Segun Toriola qualified to the Olympic Games to be held in Rio 2016. The Nigerian player got one of the last two places in the 2016 African Qualification and joined the team of players who have competed in seven Olympic Games. 

Segun Toriola was one of the last two African players who booked a place for the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro. The Nigerian player overcame Congo Brazzaville's Suraju Saka, who also qualified to Rio, by 116, 9-11, 11-1, 11-1 and 11-9 in the final match.  

With this victory, Toriola qualified to his 7th Olympic Games and joined the "Seven Club", also made of Jorgen Persson, Zoran Primorac and Jean-Michel Saive

In the women's event, the qualifiers were Nigeria's Offiong Edem and Tunisia's Safa Saidani. In the final match, Edem overcame Saidani by 11-6, 11-4, 11-4 and 13-11. 

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