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Exciting world of Nigeria's #1 women badminton player Dorcas Adesokan and Olympics

Posted : 12 December 2023

For Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan, her prime in badminton has not yet arrived as she targets more glory, especially with another year of the Olympics approaching, set to be hosted by the beautiful city of Paris in 2024.

Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan still dominates the badminton scene as the most decorated woman in Nigeria and Africa, boasting 13 different titles.

Born on July 5, 1998, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan has been in top form in badminton, not only in Nigeria but also in Africa.

Her exceptional badminton journey began in 2014 on the international scene when she won bronze in women's singles and mixed doubles at the African Championships in Gabronne.


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In the same year, she secured bronze medals at the African Championships in women's singles and mixed doubles events, along with a silver medal in the mixed team event. Additionally, in June of the same year, Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan won the Lagos International tournament in women's doubles events.

In 2019, she competed at the African Games, clinching a mixed team gold and two silver medals in women's singles and doubles events.

In 2021, she participated in the 2020 Summer Olympics but was eliminated in the second round.

During the Africa Youth Games in Gabronne 2014, she won three gold medals in Girls' singles, Girls' doubles, and Mixed doubles.

In the African Team Championships in Algiers in 2018, she won a silver medal. The preceding year, 2017, she secured a triple of bronze medals at the African Championships in Benoni, winning in women's singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan earned a silver medal at the African Championships in 2013 in Rose Hills, 2018 in Algiers, and Cairo in 2020, where she won in women's singles and doubles.

In 2019, she became a triple-chase gold medalist at the African Championships in Port Harcourt, winning in Women's Singles, doubles, and Mixed doubles.

She also secured a gold medal at the African Games in Rabat in 2019 in the mixed team event, while winning silver in women's singles and doubles.

Her current world ranking has fluctuated from 77th to 82nd and is now at 90th.

Regarding her Olympic dreams, Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan reiterated that her time to stand on the podium during the Olympics would come soon.



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