Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri has won the men's singles final of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Nigeria's table tennis superstar defeated Frenchman Hachard Antoine after six tightly contested sets.He's the first Nigerian to win the tournament in its fifth year.The world number 18 qualified for the final after defeating Thailand’s Wisutmaythangkoon Supanut 11-9, 14-12, 11-9, 11-8 in the semi-final. [...]

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    Quadri through to final of Nigeria Open

Quadri through to final of Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri has qualified for the final in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.The world number 18 defeated Thailand's Wisutmaythangkoon Supanut in straight sets, 11-9, 14-12, 11-9, 11-8.Aruna will face Hachard Antoine of France who defeated Rumgay Gavin of Scotland.The Men's single final is slated for 4:30pm.All other Nigerians who started the tournament have crashed out, leaving Quadri as the only one flying the [...]

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    Nigeria Open: China win gold in U-21 men, women’s final

Nigeria Open: China win gold in U-21 men, women’s final

Chinese representatives are leading the gold-hail at the 2018 Nigerian Open.Guo Yan and Wang Shaobo on Saturday won gold in theU21 men and women's singles finals.Shaobo defeated India's Bhanja Ronit in three straight sets, Yan defeated her Chinese counterpart, Fan Siqi, after a four-set thriller.China have now won two medals at the ongoing tournament while India has one.Nigeria, the host [...]

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    Quadri, Toriola scale through to second round of Nigeria Open

Quadri, Toriola scale through to second round of Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola have qualified for the second round of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Quadri, who is ranked 18 in the world, defeated Italian, Amato Antonino, in straight sets.The Nigerian did not break a sweat as he won in all four sets.Meanwhile, Toriola defeated China's Wang Xinyang in a five-set thriller.Aruna crashed out of the Nigeria Open in 2017 as [...]

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    Egypt’s Omar Assar wins third Nigeria Open title

Egypt’s Omar Assar wins third Nigeria Open title

Egyptian Omar Assar has defeated India's Sarthak Ghandi to win his third ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Assar on Sunday won the men's singles event in four straight sets.The Egyptian, who had said he was coming to reclaim his title in Nigeria, was presented the trophy by Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode.In the single's women final, an Egyptian representative also took the day.Africa's [...]

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    Quadri, Oshonaike crash out of Nigeria Open singles event

Quadri, Oshonaike crash out of Nigeria Open singles event

Nigeria's top table tennis players Aruna Quadri and Olufunke Oshonaike have crashed out of ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Both players suffered unexpected defeats by lesser-ranked players on Saturday.Nigerian Abiodun Bode beat Quadri(pictured) in six sets, winning 4-2.Oshonaike lost her round of 16 game to the U21 champion, Giorgia Piccolin. [...]

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    Nigeria Open: Aruna Quadri is top seed, Oshonaike seeded sixth

Nigeria Open: Aruna Quadri is top seed, Oshonaike seeded sixth

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has been seeded No.1 in the 2017 Seamaster ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open which begins on Wednesday at the Teslim Balogun, Stadium in Lagos.Aruna, who is currently ranked 29 in the world, will be in action at the five days competition.Fellow compatriots Bode Abiodun and Ojo Onaolapo are seeded eight and ninth respectively in the men’s event.The winner [...]

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    Nigeria Open: I’m in good form… my target is to win, says Olajide Omotayo

Nigeria Open: I’m in good form… my target is to win, says Olajide Omotayo

With regular training in Lagos in the last two months, coupled with help from Aruna Quadri, Olajide Omotayo says his game has improved ahead of the ITTF Nigeria Open.The Italy-based star says he's confident of his chances ahead of the tournament holding in Lagos.Omotayo said: "I am in good form at present because I have been training very well after the [...]

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    ITTF lists Nigeria Open, confirms date for tournament

ITTF lists Nigeria Open, confirms date for tournament

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has included Nigeria Open in its Challenge Series calendar.The international tennis body has also confirmed the date for the championships holding at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.Nigeria Open remains the highest prize-money tournament among the ITTF Challenge Series with a purse of $46,000.Algeria’s Mounir Bessah has been named as the competition [...]

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