It was mixed fortunes for Nigeria in the Men’s Singles Table tennis event on Thursday as Aruna Quadri advanced into the quarterfinals while his compatriot, Segun Toriola, crashed out injured. Aruna qualified for the quarter-final ahead of Singapore’s Xue Jie Pang, and it was by no means an easy task for Nigeria’s highest-ranked player. Aruna in the final set came from 6 points down 2-8 to force a 12-10 win in the 5th game to close out the match 4-1 (11-5, 8-11,11-3,11-3,12-10). On the other hand, Toriola pulled out from his Round of 16 tie against India’s Sathiyan Gnanasekaran. The Nigerian veteran was trailing 7-11, 5-9 when he retired with was suspected to be a knee injury. Meanwhile, Team Nigeria is also through into the Men’s Doubles quarter-final after beating Malaysia’s Choong Javen and Leong Chee Feng. Nigeria’s first medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, a silver medal, came from table tennis. Like this:Like Loading... Related … [Read more...] about Commonwealth Games: Aruna set for quarter final
It was a golden moment for Kenya on day ten of the commonwealth games in Gold Coast Australia, a day when World 5000m Champion Hellen Obiri and 2017 1500m World champion Elijah Manangoi won Kenya a third and fourth gold medal respectively. Kenya has so far clinched 4 Gold medals, 7 Silver and 6 Bronze medals. With a time of 3 minutes, 34.78 seconds, Elijah Manangoi was too fast for compatriot Timothy Cheruiyot and the rest of the 1,500 metres field, winning gold ahead of Cheruiyot who took the silver in 3 minutes, 35.17 seconds. The bronze medal went to Jake Wightman with the other Kenyan in the race, Kumari Taki finishing a distant 7th.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 22163 Obiri obliterated the women 5000 metres field opening a gap that could not be closed on her way to the gold medal in a time of 15 minutes, 13.11 seconds, just a minute shy of Tirunesh Dibaba’s world record. Obiri secured the gold ahead of compatriot Margaret Chelimo, … [Read more...] about Obiri, Manangoi win gold medals at Commonwealth games
Wycliff Kinyamal shocked many after winning Kenya his first Gold medal in the ongoing commonwealth games in Gold Coast, Australia. Kinyamal who was making his debut in the games cruised to victory in the 800 metres final. He clocked one minute 45.11 seconds to earn Kenya her first Gold medal finishing in front of Kyle Langford of England. Langford who timed one min 45.16 seconds was followed by Luke Mathews of Australia in the third position.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 22163 Meanwhile, former 400m hurdles World champion Nicholas Bett and his sibling Aaron Kipchumba lost in the finals at Caracca stadium. Bett finished in the eighth position after timing 51.00 seconds while Kipchumba clocked 50.02 seconds to finish in the 6th position. The race was won by Kyron McMaster of Britain who clocked 48.25 seconds in front of Jeffery Gibson of Bahamas. Friday, 2011, 3000m steeplechase junior champion Conseslus Kipruto will be seeking to win Kenya … [Read more...] about Kenya wins first gold medal in Commonwealth games
Nigeria registered its name at the podium of XXI Commonwealth Games by winning silver and bronze in women’s 4X100m and 4X400m relays at Carrara Stadium on Saturday. In the 4×400 metres, Nigeria finished second with a time of 3:25.29 behind Jamaica’s 3:24.00 while Botswana came third finishing with 3:26.86. In the keenly contested final, England came fourth finishing 3:27.21 while the host, Australia came fifth finishing 3:27.43. Nigeria’s Patience Okon-George, Glory Nathaniel, Praise Idamadudu and Yinka Ajayi did the nation proud at the event. In a related development, Nigeria also got bronze in the women’s 4X100m relay behind England and Jamaica. Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, Tobi Amusan and Rosemary Chukwuma represented the nation. Chukwuma anchored the race at 42.75 behind England 42.46 and Jamaica’s 42.52. Murphy Adaji, coach, Kids N Play, an FCT athletics club that produced Chukwuma said: “I give God the glory for her performance. … [Read more...] about Commonwealth Games: Nigeria gets silver,bronze in women 4X400m,4X100m relays
by Simon Parkin The player enclosure at the Overwatch World Cup looks like a cross between the green room of a talk-show and a slovenly student apartment. A shantytown of brushes and wet-wipes clutters a line of hair-and-make-up stations. A trestle table sags under the weight of a buffet fit for a children's party – buckets of luminous energy drink, crisps, chocolate, a rogue banana, more crisps – which is constantly replenished by a soundless brigade of staff. The most dedicated players at this video-game tournament, who have flown into Los Angeles from London, Seoul, Stockholm, Beijing and beyond, hunch in narrow computer cubicles, limbering up their fingers. Others watch a live feed of a quarter-final match which is taking place next door in a 7,500-person arena, filled almost to capacity, at the bland and immense Anaheim Convention Centre.In the corridors outside the player's enclosure, men dressed in black urgently whisper into headsets as they pad between banks of … [Read more...] about E-sports are all the rage, but can competitive video gaming turn professional?