T/Tennis: I made my mark in 2018 – Funmilayo Ajala

T/Tennis: I made my mark in 2018 – Funmilayo Ajala

National Bronze Table Tennis medallist, Funmilayo Ajala said 2018 is a year to remember in her sporting career. The Table Tennis player said the major highlight of her career was winning a team silver medal at the African Championships in Mauritius, as well as defeating Nigeria most celebrated Table Tennis players, Funke Oshonaike and Segun Toriola at the recently concluded National Sports Festival in Abuja.

Ajala told www.aclsports.com that winning one silver and three bronze medals at the festival is a great deal for her.

She said, “First of all, I must give thanks to God for making me fit throughout the year 2018. I started this year with a silver medal at the Africa Table Tennis Championships in Mauritius before proceeding to win a bronze medal at the Hungary Embassy Open Championships in Abuja.

“I felt excited triumphing over big names like Funke Oshonaike and Segun Toriola in the mixed doubles. I was tensed before the game but I later gained confidence during the course of the game. I won silver in the team event and three bronze in the women’s doubles, women’s single and mixed doubles”.

Ajala revealed that she will train hard in order to break into the female national team.

“My target in 2019 is to train more hard and ultimately represent Nigeria in Africa Championships including the All African Games and possibly Tokyo 2020 Olympics”, she added.


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