For being the first Africa to be competing at seven Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recognized the rare feat of Nigeria’s Segun Toriola.
Toriola who is the first African athlete to feature in seven Olympic Games will be competing in the table tennis event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and with this development, the has lauded the most decorated table tennis player as a record breaker.
In the article published on the IOC website on Monday, Toriola was described as a record breaking athlete, who is Africa’s most successful table tennis player of all-time.
For appearing at every Olympic Games since his debut at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games in Spain, Toriola has been lauded for being the first athlete from the continent to be making seven appearances at the Olympic Games.
“Seven is the number of athletes who have appeared at seven Olympic Games or more, the outright record holder being Canadian show jumper Ian Millar, who made ten appearances between Munich 1972 and London 2012. Figuring large among the group of evergreen performers with seven Games to their name is legendary sprinter Merlene Ottey, while this most select club is about to welcome a new member in Nigerian table tennis player Segun Toriola, who booked his place at Rio 2016 in February,” IOC stated.
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