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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

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

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

Aruna Quadri sets African record, qualifies for Rio quarter final

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri on Monday night emerged as the first African ever to make it to the quarter finals of the men’s single table tennis event at the Olympics. Quadri, in a thrilling encounter, beat his German opponent, Boll Timo, 4-2 to seal a historic berth in the quarter finals of

Rio Olympics: Aruna Quadri advances after beating Slovakia’s Wang Yang

Nigerian tennis player Aruna Quadri reached the third round in the men’s table tennis event after beating Slovakia’s Wang Yang 4-1 in their second round fixture. Quadri, 28, who is ranked 40th in the world, will now play Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan on Monday. The 35-year-old is ranked seventh in the world. Funke

Tennis star Aruna Quadri drawn bye in Rio

Nigeria tennis star Aruna Quadri has been drawn bye in the first round of the qualifiers at the Rio 2016 Olympics following his current placing on the ITTF rankings. The ITTF on Tuesday made the announcement on their website ahead of the draw for the team event of the Games on