Commonwealth Games 2014: Nigerian table-tennis player celebrates bronze by pulling his shorts down

Wild celebrations at the Glasgow Games

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The Independent Online

It might not have been gold, but Ojo Onaolapo was so delighted with his bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games he pulled his shorts down.

The Nigerian table-tennis player had just secured victory over India's Sharath Kamal Achanta to win his team the last remaining medal in the table-tennis tournament.

At the conclusion of last night's match the 19-year-old rolled onto his back in delight before being carried around the Scotstoun Sports Campus venue by his team-mates.

But they weren't finished there, as his team-mates jigged around with arms raised, Onaolapo went a step further by pulling down his shorts and lifting his t-shirt.

Perhaps Nigeria's delight can be put down to overcoming the odds, with India the favourites heading into the bronze-medal match having won gold in Delhi four years ago.


The medal was Nigeria's 10th of the Glasgow Games.