The pair of Anuoluwapo Opeyori and Godwin Olofua on Tuesday bowed out of the men’s double event of the badminton competition at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Opeyori and Olofua lost 0-2 (8-21 10-21) to the pair of Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov of the Russia Olympic Committee (ROC) within 26 minutes of play.
The game at the Musashino Forest Plaza court was a Group B fixture in the competition’s Group Play Stage.
The result meant Team Nigeria finished bottom of their group and failed to advance to the competition’s quarter-finals.
This was after they lost 0-2 to Japan on Saturday and 0-2 to Denmark on Monday.
Meanwhile Dorcas Adesokan, Nigeria’s lone participant in the women’s singles event also dropped out of contention for a podium finish.
The 23-year-old lost at the Musashino Forest Plaza court in two straight sets of 3-21 and 6-21 to An Seyoung of South Korea for another 2-0 defeat.
Adesokan had lost 0-2 to Clara Azurmendi of Spain on Monday in another Group Pay Stage fixture.
Her loss meant she cannot advance from her Group C to the next stage of the competition.