10 August 2016 – That’s right, Nigerian table tennis player Segun Toriola is the first African to compete in 7 consecutive Olympics Games. Segun, now 41, has been dominating table tennis on the African continent for the last 20 years, and a lot of his success can be attributed to his unorthodox forehand. Watch the video below to see his forehand in action in a 41 shot rally that will have you mesmerised:
Segun was eventually knocked out in the second round of the Rio Olympics by Japanese player, Koki Niwa. Nevertheless, the world table tennis ruling body, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) plans to organise a ceremony in Rio to honour the Nigerian for his Olympic feat after making his seventh appearance at the Olympic Games and being the first African to achieve this feat.
Segun, we salute you! You make Naija proud! You make Africa proud!