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Oshonaike makes history, qualifies for Tokyo 2020

Olufunke Oshonaike has become the first African female athlete to compete in seven Olympic Games after the former African table tennis champion secured her place at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

To be sure of being part of the party in Tokyo, Oshonaike defeated Cameroun’s Sarah Hanffou 4-1 in the second match of the final group matches of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament holding in Tunis.

Earlier in the day, Oshonaike had defeated Algeria’s Lynda Loghraibi 4-1 while the win against the Camerounian finally confirmed her place in Japan.

Oshonaike had featured in six previous Olympic Games starting with Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016

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