Nigerian table tennis player Faith Obazuaye was born on March 4, 1989, in Benin City, the capital of Edo State. She took part in national and international table tennis competitions for Nigeria. Obazuaye represented Nigeria in the women’s para table tennis category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Obazuaye, a class 10 table tennis player from Nigeria, earned a silver medal in the women’s class 10 competition at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Para Table Tennis Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. The only female Nigerian to qualify for the 2020 Summer Paralympics is Obazuaye, thanks to her performance in the 2019 ITTF African Para Championships.

I was full of life as a seven-year-old looking forward to a bright future. In 1995, I was carrying my sister’s child when I was hit on my left arm with a piece of wood by a young boy who I was with. I thought it was just a wound until the arm degenerated to the extent that they had to amputate it. I was discouraged, I lost all hope but in 2004 when I was 16, a coach Sunday Odebode invited me to play table tennis and this was how my interest in the sport started. I was playing so well that I became Nigeria national champion in women’s class 10.”  Faith Obazuaye

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