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COVID 19: Tokyo 2020 is a blessing, Olajide Omotayo Reveals

Nigeria fast rising table tennis sensation believes the postponement of Olympics is a blessing.

NAIRASPORTS Reports that the Olympic that ought to Flagg off on July 24  and will last till Aug. 9 this year was postponed to next year because of the virus. The games will open On July 23, 2021, and close Aug. 8, 2021, while the Paralympics will be held Aug. 24 through Sept. 5, 2021.

NAIRASPORTS reports that Omotayo had sealed a ticket in the men’s singles to represent Nigeria at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

He added that training with some of the best players has influenced him a lot and helped him set his mind to overcome the lows of sport.

“Unfortunately since the lockdown globally, my apartment is not big enough to have a table tennis board at home so I have not been playing for more than a month now. I tend to watch videos of myself and I have been trying to come up with a game plan by trying to figure out the what are the things that I’m doing so well and the things am not getting right.

“I believe the postponement of the Olympic Games will afford me the chance to train more and be ready for the Games. Also my target at Tokyo is to go there and play at my best because I know if I play at my best, good results will eventually show up. Also, one of the advantages of this whole postponement is that I have one more year to prepare and get better.” he told ITTF Africa.

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