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Yomi Bankole

Full name: Oluwayomi "Yomi" Bankole Wiekliffe
Nickname(s): Hawk
Gender: Male
Born: January 7, 1960
Died: January 29, 2012 in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Country: NGR Nigeria
Sport: Table Tennis

Biography

In the 1980s Yomi Bankole became one of the top table tennis players in Africa, ranking second on the continent and placing second to Atanda Musa at the 1984 Asoju Oba Tournament. Bankole eventually won two African Championships but, in 2004, was convicted of armed robbery and spent four years in prison. Upon his release he vowed to return to the sport and continue playing for the rest of his life. He was able to win the Odumbaku Cup in 2008, but died fairly young at age 52.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Men's Singles Nigeria NGR 41T
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Men's Doubles Nigeria-2 NGR 29T
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Table Tennis Men's Singles Nigeria NGR 33T
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Table Tennis Men's Doubles Nigeria-1 NGR 17T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GW W L GF GA PF PA
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria NGR Group C 6 1988-09-23 3 4 10 15 390 448
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria NGR Group C Match #3 2 Lo (HKG) 3, Bankole (NGR) 0 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria NGR Group C Match #6 2 Wu (TPE) 3, Bankole (NGR) 0 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria NGR Group C Match #12 1 Bankole (NGR) 3, Harczi (HUN) 2 3
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria NGR Group C Match #13 1 Bankole (NGR) 3, Choo Choy (MRI) 0 3
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria NGR Group C Match #20 1 Bankole (NGR) 3, Ali (IRQ) 1 3
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria NGR Group C Match #22 2 Ding (AUT) 3, Bankole (NGR) 0 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria NGR Group C Match #27 2 Chen (CHN) 3, Bankole (NGR) 1 1
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Table Tennis Nigeria NGR Group K 3 1992-07-30 1 2 2 5 105 133
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Table Tennis Nigeria NGR Group K Match #2 2 Matsushita (JPN) 2, Bankole (NGR) 0 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Table Tennis Nigeria NGR Group K Match #4 2 Wang (CHN) 2, Bankole (NGR) 0 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Table Tennis Nigeria NGR Group K Match #5 1 Bankole (NGR) 2, Hamdan (KSA) 1 2

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result GW W L GF GA PF PA
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria-2 NGR Fatai Adeyemo Group D 8 1988-09-23 1 6 3 13 249 321
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria-2 NGR Fatai Adeyemo Group D Match #1 2 KOR-2 2, NGR-2 0 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria-2 NGR Fatai Adeyemo Group D Match #5 1 NGR-2 2, BRA 1 2
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria-2 NGR Fatai Adeyemo Group D Match #9 2 POL 2, NGR-2 0 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria-2 NGR Fatai Adeyemo Group D Match #13 2 HKG-2 2, NGR-2 0 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria-2 NGR Fatai Adeyemo Group D Match #17 2 FRG-2 2, NGR-2 0 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria-2 NGR Fatai Adeyemo Group D Match #21 2 CHI 2, NGR-2 1 1
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Table Tennis Nigeria-2 NGR Fatai Adeyemo Group D Match #25 2 JPN-2 2, NGR-2 0 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Table Tennis Nigeria-1 NGR Segun Toriola Group G 3 1992-07-28 1 2 3 4 123 139
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Table Tennis Nigeria-1 NGR Segun Toriola Group G Match #2 2 GBR 2, NGR-1 0 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Table Tennis Nigeria-1 NGR Segun Toriola Group G Match #4 2 CHN-2 2, NGR-1 1 1
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Table Tennis Nigeria-1 NGR Segun Toriola Group G Match #5 1 NGR-1 2, CUB 0 2