Nigeria table tennis star Aruna Quadri has expressed excitement over the latest ITTF ranking that saw him move to 25th best player in the world.
Quadri soared from No. 40 to No. 25 in his best table tennis world ranking released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).
The points of the Olympian rose from 2305 in August to 2457 to become the first player in Africa to be rated in the top 25 in the world.
Quadri emerged the first African ever to make it to the quarter finals of the men’s single table tennis event at the Olympics, a feat he achieved in Rio in August.
Another Nigerian star Segun Toriola, was rewarded for his effort in Rio as the seven-time Olympian moved from 120 to 106 in the latest ranking.