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Segun Toriola ITTF to honour Nigerian tennis veteran

The ITTF will be honouring Segun Toriola for his record seven times appearances in the Olympic Games.

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Team Nigeria captain Segun Toriola play Segun Toriola will be honoured by the ITTF for his recording breaking Olympic Games appearances

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) have announced that they will honour Nigerian tennis veteran, Segun Toriola.

Toriola was on Sunday, August 7 beaten in the second round of the men’s Singles Table Tennis event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Segun Toriola play Segun Toriola lost his second round game in Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Twitter)

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According to reports, several countries have also approached the tennis veteran for a coaching appointment.

Toriola's participation in Rio 2016 makes it his seventh Olympics, making him the African athlete with the most appearance in the Games.

For this feat, the ITTF will be honouring the Nigerian at a ceremony during the Olympics in Rio.

Toriola has never won an Olympic medal and had his biggest achievement by reaching Men's Singles 1/16 final at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

In that Games, he beat former world number one Jean-Michel Saive as well as David Zhuang.

His 1/32 match-up with Jean-Michel Saive-which he narrowly lost 4-3-was one of the highlights of the Men's Singles Tournament.

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