Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Animasahun bags silver at ITTF Hopes Challenge in China

Animasahun bags silver at ITTF Hopes Challenge in China

Abayomi Animasahun has made Nigeria proud in Shanghai, China after finishing second in the boys’ singles of the 2015 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Hopes Challenge.The 12-year-old could not avenge the preliminary round loss to Nikhil Kumar of USA who again beat 11-8, 11-6, 11-6 in the final.Animasahun made nonsense of some of the highly-rated players from the Netherlands and [...]

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    Aruna Quadri joins French club

Aruna Quadri joins French club

Aruna Quadri has signed for Jura Morez TT in the France Table Tennis Federation (FTTF)-organised elite league.Quadri, who currently plays for GD Toledo of Portugal, will resume with the French club next season.The deal was formally concluded during a recent trip by Quadri to Paris, where he met with the management of the team.The French league is one of the [...]

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    Top-seed Onaolapo in quarter-final of U-21 Lagos Open

Top-seed Onaolapo in quarter-final of U-21 Lagos Open

Defending champion, Ojo Onaolapo, secured his place in the quarterfinal stage of the on-going International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour, Lagos Open holding at the Molade Okoya-Thomas hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.Onaolapo, who is seeded number one, had an easy passage to the last eight as he defeated compatriot, Joshun Oladiran 11-4, 11-5, 11-6.Italy-based Olajide Omotayo also beat Michael [...]

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    Lagos ITTF World Tour serves off

Lagos ITTF World Tour serves off

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour, Lagos Open serves off on Tuesday March 10 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium after months of preparation.Eighty-two players drawn from 11 countries will compete in the $46,000-prize-money-championship which is listed on the ITTF World Tour calendar as a competitive series.The tournament will bring to fore the fierce rivalry [...]

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    ITTF Ranking: Quadri moves one step up

ITTF Ranking: Quadri moves one step up

Aruna Quadri has moved up a step in the latest ranking by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).Despite losing his first round matches at the Kuwait and Qatar Opens, Quadri’s presence at those tournaments earned him a step up in the ranking.Omar Assar of Egypt, winner of the ITTF Africa Senior championships, achieved the biggest feat of his career [...]

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    Lagos ITTF World Tour: Quadri, Meshref are top seeds

Lagos ITTF World Tour: Quadri, Meshref are top seeds

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and Dina Meshref of Egypt have been seeded the top players in the men and women singles events of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour tagged Lagos Open.Quadri, who is rated 32 in the world, is seeded number one while his arch-rival and defending champion Egypt’s Omar Assar is seeded number two while Assar’s compatriot, [...]

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    Lagos ITTF World Tour: Offiong hopes for better returns

Lagos ITTF World Tour: Offiong hopes for better returns

Edem Offiong is hoping for a better outing when the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour, Lagos Open serves off on March 10.Offiong lost in the final in 2013 against compatriot Cecilia Otu-Akpan. The following year, she couldn’t go past the quarterfinal as she met her match in Dina Meshref of Egypt.Also, the disappointment at the ITTF Africa Senior [...]

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    Lagos ITTF World Tour: Club engagement stops Toriola

Lagos ITTF World Tour: Club engagement stops Toriola

Nigeria’s Segun Toriola has opted out of the forthcoming International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour, Lagos Open after his French club – Argentan Bayard – failed to release him.The $46,000-prize-money championship which serves off on March 10 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium will not have the Olympian participating.His club has a crucial game against [...]

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    Organisers hike prize money for Lagos ITTF World Tour

Organisers hike prize money for Lagos ITTF World Tour

The organisers of this year’s International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour tagged Lagos Open, have hiked the prize money from $39,000 (N7.8m) to $46,000 (N9.2m) to attract more world class players to the event.The five-day competition which will take place at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun in Lagos between March 10 and 14 will see the [...]

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    Quadri has restored table tennis glory, says Oshonaike

Quadri has restored table tennis glory, says Oshonaike

German-based four-time Olympian, Funke Oshonaike, has applauded the feat achieved by Aruna Quadri in table tennis saying he has restored the lost glory of the game not only in Nigeria but in Africa as a whole.Quadri was recently named the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Star Player of the year at an award ceremony held at the Armani Hotel in [...]

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    Quadri: More pressure on me now

Quadri: More pressure on me now

Aruna Quadri, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Star Player of the year, has declared that winning the award has placed much responsibility on him to further improve his game.The world’s number 30 ranked player, who beat world number one China’s Xu Xin and his compatriot, Fan Zhendong as well as Portugal’s Marcos Freitas to the gong, now says that [...]

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    Quadri is world’s table tennis player of the year

Quadri is world’s table tennis player of the year

Aruna Quadri has been named the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Star Player of the year.At the award ceremony held on Wednesday at the Armani Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Quadri claimed two awards ahead of players from Asia and Europe.The world’s number 30 ranked player beat world number one, China’s Xu Xin and his compatriot, Fan Zhendong as [...]

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