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Africa's No 1 Badminton player, Opeyori joins Paris 2024 Olympics party

Posted : 12 May 2024

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As more Nigerian athletes join the party at the biggest sporting event in the world, the Olympics, Africa's number one and the highest-ranked Badminton star, Nigeria-born Anuoluwapo Opeyori, has joined the festivities for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

With this achievement, Opeyori now holds the record for two consecutive Olympic appearances.

Opeyori's qualification was revealed by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), stating that the multiple African Men's Singles Badminton Champion has qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Opeyori, a two-time African Games Champion, made history by becoming the first Nigerian badminton player to participate in the Olympics back-to-back (2020 and 2024).

Dominating Africa in men's singles from 2019 to date, Opeyori has won four African Championship titles and two African Games titles.

An elated Francis Orbih, President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), told reporters on Saturday that Anuoluwapo Opeyori has broken the jinx in Nigerian badminton by qualifying for the Olympic Games in Paris.

Orbih stated that Opeyori's qualification demonstrates that the current leadership of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) is beginning to produce world-class players.

He revealed that BFN will spare no effort in supporting the dreams and aspirations of young players to achieve podium finishes.

Orbih declared, "History has been made in badminton as Anuoluwapo Opeyori has secured a spot at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, as announced by the Badminton World Federation (BWF)."

"I am excited and full of joy because Anuoluwapo Opeyori is the first Nigerian badminton player to compete in men's singles at the Olympic Games and also the first Nigerian to attend two consecutive Olympics."

"Three years ago, it was Dorcas Adesokan in women's singles, and Opeyori with his partner Godwin Olofua in men's doubles who made it to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Today, Anuoluwapo Opeyori will represent Nigeria in men's singles; the leadership of BFN and Nigeria are proud of him."

Orbih urged Anuoluwapo Opeyori not to relent but to continue training and reach top form ahead of the Olympic Games.

"I want to urge Anuoluwapo Opeyori to continue training hard for the Games; we will ensure he attends training tours before the Olympic Games," he said.


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