Thursday, July 18, 2019

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    Twitter to live-stream ITTF Nigeria Open

Twitter to live-stream ITTF Nigeria Open

The 2018 ITTF Nigeria Open will be live-streamed on Twitter.This was made known after the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and Twitter reached a deal to live-stream ITTF’s 2018 Challenge Series events.The deal was cemented on Wednesday, April 18 after a successful live-stream of the Slovenia Open which attracted over 200,000 viewers on Twitter.The ITTF Nigeria Open will take place [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Aruna Quadri loses out on gold, settles for silver

Commonwealth Games: Aruna Quadri loses out on gold, settles for silver

Aruna Quadri on Sunday settled for a silver medal in the men's table tennis singles final at the Commonwealth Games.The African number two player was defeated by Singapore's Nina Gao.Gao won 11-7,11-8,5-11,2-11, 11-9,11-5 to claim the gold medal.Quadri had defeated India's Sharath Achanta in four straight sets 12-10, 11-9, 11-9, 11-7 to get to the final.Achanta took the bronze medal [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Obazuaye wins silver in para-table tennis

Commonwealth Games: Obazuaye wins silver in para-table tennis

Faith Obazuaye has won a silver medal for Nigeria in the final of women's TT6-10 at the Commonwealth Games.The para-table tennis player lost to Australian Melissa Tapper on Saturday.She won the first set 11-7 before Tapper dug deep to win the next three sets 11-2, 11-6, and 11-3.Obazuaye was a ruler taller than all the competitors she has faced in the tournament, [...]

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    Nigeria wins first medal at Commonwealth Games

Nigeria wins first medal at Commonwealth Games

Nigeria on Monday won its first medal of the Commonwealth Games in Australia.Team Nigeria won silver after being defeated by India in the men's table tennis final.The Indian team dispatched Nigeria 3-0 to secure gold.Nigeria qualified for the final of the table tennis event after defeating England 3-2 in the semi-final.The country's representatives in weightlifting failed to win a medal [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s table tennis team beat England to qualify for final

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s table tennis team beat England to qualify for final

Nigeria has qualified for the final of the table tennis event at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.The country's male representatives defeated England 3-2 in the semi-final.With the team leading 2-1, Olajide Ojo lost to Liam Pitchford in the fourth game to stretch the affair to the fifth set.Bode Abiodun showed resilience, maturity and experience to claw his way back after [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Toriola, Abiodun cruise into table tennis semi-final

Commonwealth Games: Toriola, Abiodun cruise into table tennis semi-final

Nigeria’s table tennis players on Saturday defeated Australian opponents in the quarter-final of the men's doubles event at the Commonwealth Games.Segun Toriola and Olajide Omotayo defeated Australia's David Powell and Heming Hu 3-0 in three straight sets of 11-7, 11-5, 11-7.Nigeria will face the winner of the clash between Northern Ireland and England.Seven-time Olympian Toriola advanced to the semi-final men's [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Nigeria outshine Belize, Malaysia in table tennis

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria outshine Belize, Malaysia in table tennis

Nigeria's male table tennis players started their campaign at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia on a good note. The Nigerian players in Group 4 defeated Malaysia and Belize in their opening matches.Olajide Omotayo beat Malaysia's Chee Feng 13-11, 15-13, 11-7 to emerge winner of the three sets game.It was his second match of the day, having earlier defeated Belize's Rohit Pagarani [...]

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    Quadri cracks top 20 in ITTF world ranking

Quadri cracks top 20 in ITTF world ranking

Aruna Quadri moved up to 20th place in the January 2018 world tennis ranking released on Monday.The top Nigerian table tennis player ended 2017 at 21/Another Nigerian who made significant progress in the ranking is Olajide Omotayo who moved from 514 to 213.Egypt’s Omar Assar also moved up to a new rank of 16 in the world.The reign of China’s [...]

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    World table tennis magazine calls Quadri ‘superstar of Africa’

World table tennis magazine calls Quadri ‘superstar of Africa’

African number one table tennis player Aruna Quadri is the cover star of the world tennis magazine's January 2018 edition.Quadri's interview with the Tokyo-based magazine, entitled ‘Superstar In Africa', is the lead story.https://twitter.com/aqttennis/status/946816709360603141The 29-year-old is featured as a result of his performance in table tennis in 2017.After recording victories over top-ranked players at the Swedish Open, Quadri amassed 50 points [...]

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    Aruna Quadri ranked 21st in the world — highest in his career

Aruna Quadri ranked 21st in the world — highest in his career

Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri is now 21st in the world, according to the end of year ITTF ranking released on Thursday.Going by the new ranking, Quadri has displaced Egypt’s Omar Assar as the continent’s best-ranked player.The 21st position is a new personal record for the Nigerian.Owing to his victories at the Swedish Open, Quadri amassed 50 points to improve [...]

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    NTTF invites 47 players for Commonwealth Games trials

NTTF invites 47 players for Commonwealth Games trials

Less than five months to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has called up 47 players for the first phase of trials.In a statement made available to TheCable, the trials will be held at the National Stadium, Lagos, from December 11 to 16.According to the assistant secretary of NTTF, Adedayo Adeosun, athletes would compete for honours in 18 [...]

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    Aruna Quadri advances to quarter-final of Swedish Open

Aruna Quadri advances to quarter-final of Swedish Open

Aruna Quadri has defeated Portugal's Marcos Freitas to qualify for the quarter-final of the 2017 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open.Quadri beat the no. 12 seed in four straight sets.The Nigerian had on Thursday defeated Hong Kong’s Wong Chin Ting, the no.5 seed."I just managed to catch the ball with my racket; I thought the ball had bounced on my side [...]

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    Aruna Quadri crashes out of German Open

Aruna Quadri crashes out of German Open

Aruna Quadri's opening at the ongoing ITTF World Tour tagged German Open ended on a disappointing note.His loss to Hungarian Bence Majoros in the preliminary round ended stay in the competition.After putting the disappointing 4-2 loss to the Hungarian behind him, Quadri restored his pride with a convincing 4-1 win over Czech Republic’s Michal Obeslo.But the victory could not progress him [...]

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    Omotayo, Nosiru, Aiyelumo fly Nigeria’s flag at Belgium Open

Omotayo, Nosiru, Aiyelumo fly Nigeria’s flag at Belgium Open

Italy-based Olajide Omotayo will lead two other Nigerians to the 2017 ITTF Challenge Belgium Open which serves off on Tuesday, October 31.Former international, Kazeem Nosiru and Dotun Aiyelumo, will also begin their campaigns in the group stage of the men’s singles of the tournament.Omotayo has been drawn in Group two alongside Chinese Taipei’s Sun Chia-Hung and Germany’s Hohmeier Nils.Nosiru, meanwhile, [...]

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    Quadri signs three-year endorsement deal with Premier Lotto

Quadri signs three-year endorsement deal with Premier Lotto

Aruna Quadri has entered into a three-year endorsement deal worth $75,000 with sports betting firm, Premier Lotto.The deal gives Premier Lotto "the right to use Quadri’s name, likeness, voice, signature and biographical details as well photographs and other materials in promotional, sponsorship, advertising or marketing material relating" to its products.Quadri is also expected to attend and participate in Premier Lotto’s [...]

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    Aruna Quadri bows out of ITTF World Cup

Aruna Quadri bows out of ITTF World Cup

He came, fought but could not make it past the quarterfinal.Nigeria's Aruna Quadri on Saturday crashed out of the 2017 ITTF World Cup in Liege, Belgium.Having worked his way into the main draw (round of 16) of the tournament, Quadri’s dream of repeating the 2014 quarter-final feat was extinguished by Japan’s Jun Mizutani.Quadri fell 4-0 (6-11, 7-11, 6-11, 7-11) to the [...]

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