LAGOS – Spectators were treated to a spectacular show of sportsmanship, when Onaopemipo Adegoke, 13, defeated his older brother, Temiloluwa, 16, at the final of the U-19 category of the Lagos International Squash Classics.
Onaopemipo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after the match, which ended 3-2 on Saturday, that he was overwhelmed with joy to have defeated his brother.
“This is the first time I am defeating my brother, it was tough and interesting.
“Playing with my brother is good for me because my brother is a good player and I look up to him. He has helped me improve my game, Onaopemipo said.
Also speaking, Temiloluwa said that he was proud of his brother and felt no embarrassment losing to him.
“I feel good playing against him; he played better than me and the glass court affected my game.
“The glass court sapped my energy and I was exhausted,” Temiloluwa said.
NAN reports that in the 2013 edition, Temiloluwa was the first runner up and was defeated by Bettle Edward.
In the women’s final of the Squash Classics, Heba el Torky of Turkey defeated Milou Heijen of the Netherlands 3-0.
Torky won the final in the 2013 edition of the championship. (NAN)