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Coach blames lack of exposure for ITTF Junior tourney’s poor performance

Dotun Omoniyi, who coached Team Nigeria to the just-concluded 2016 International Table Tennis Federation World Junior Championships in Cape Town, on Thursday attributed their poor performance to lack of exposure. Omoniyi told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Cape Town that the players suffered stage freight and were not confident of themselves on…

Nigeria loses first table tennis event in Rio Paralympics

Nigeria lost its opening contest in the table tennis event of the ongoing 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio on Friday through Chinedu Nick who was eliminated by a South Korean opponent. Nick crashed out of the Paralympics in three sets to Kim Jung-Gil in the men’s singles Class 4 Group, losing 5-11, 5-11, 5-11. Two…

Aruna Quadri excited with new ITTF ranking

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…

Players jostle to make team to ITTF World Junior Championships

Participants at the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) camp for the selection of players for the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Junior Championships in Cape Town, South Africa say victory is their watchword. The players told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday at the Knock-up Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos training…

Quadri, Toriola get N2.5m donation

A Lagos based Energy and Construction Company FROT has donated N2.5m promised the Nigeria table tennis team to the Rio 2016 Olympics. Aruna Quadri, who was the first African quarter-finalist in the table tennis event of the Olympics, and the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation were given N1m cheque each while seven-time Olympian Segun Toriola got…

Aruna Quadri loses to China’s Ma Long, crashes out

Nigeria table tennis star Aruna Quadri has crashed out of the table tennis men’s single event in the quarter final to world number one, Ma Long. Quadri was beaten 4-0 to lose in straight sets 11-4, 11-2, 11-6, 11-7. The Chinese showed much superiority from the first serve as he took an early lead, leaving…

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