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Nigerian table-tennis player Ojo Onaolapo opts for shorts-down celebration at Commonwealth Games

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 his 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.

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