Olufunke Oshonaike

Olufunke Oshonaike (born 28 October 1975) is a Nigerian table tennis player. She competed for Nigeria at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Olufunke Oshonaike
Personal information
Nationality Nigeria
Born (1975-04-28) 28 April 1975
Lagos, Nigeria
Height167 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
SportTable Tennis

Oshonaike started her playing career on a street called Akeju Street in Shomolu, Lagos, in the early 1980s while very young.

She was a spectacle each time she played because she was very small and used to amaze people with her skill at that early age.

She attended Community Primary School now known as Ola-Olu Primary School, Agunbiade, Shomolu, Lagos. While in primary 4, she won a competition for the school and was honoured by the Headmaster of the school, Mr G.O. Taiwo, on the assembly ground in front of her school mates.

After her primary education, she proceeded to Igbobi Girls High School, Igbobi-Yaba, she left the school when she was in SSS 1 to proceed with her education and professional career.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, competed in the women's single division. In the preliminary round, she defeated Mariana Sahakian of Lebanon. In round 1, she was defeated by Adriana Diaz of Puerto Rico.[3] She was the flagbearer for Nigeria during the Parade of Nations.[4]


  1. "Olufunke Oshonaike". London2012.com. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012.
  2. "London 2012 Women's Table Tennis Singles". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  3. "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  4. "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". 16 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Sinivie Boltic
Flagbearer for  Nigeria
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Succeeded by

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