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

Wild celebrations at the Glasgow Games
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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.