Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    Nigeria qualify for 2019 ITTF Team World Cup

Nigeria qualify for 2019 ITTF Team World Cup

Nigeria on Wednesday secured their place in the 2019 World Team Cup championship in Japan.The Nigerian team beat Egypt 3-1 to emerge as men's team event winner at the ITTF African Championships in Mauritius.The trio of Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun fought well to record a convincing win against the Egyptians.But it was not same story for the [...]

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    NTTF seals three-year kit deal for national teams

NTTF seals three-year kit deal for national teams

Gewo, a Germany-based table tennis manufacturing company, will kit Nigeria's national teams to major competitions for the next three years.The deal was sealed in Halmstad, Sweden by Ishaku Tikon, president of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), and Gewo’s representative Florian Wehner.According to a statement made available to TheCable on Sunday, the deal will provide the Nigerian teams ITTF-approved equipment while [...]

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    Nigeria beats Spain to seal quarter-final place at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria beats Spain to seal quarter-final place at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria had a smooth ride to the quarter-final of the second division at the ITTF World Team Championships.The Nigerian team recorded a 3-1 win over Spain in the last 16 tie played at the Halmstad Arena, Sweden.The trio of Aruna Quadri, Segun Toriola and Bode Abiodun humbled Spaniards Carlos Machado, Alvaro Robles and Jesus Cantero.Nigeria will now meet Slovakia [...]

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    Nigeria qualifies for knockout stage of ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria qualifies for knockout stage of ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria bounced back from the loss to Slovakia by defeating Bulgaria and Australia on Wednesday in the men’s second division of ITTF World Team Championships.The trio of Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo beat Bulgaria's Golovanov Stanislav, Alexandrov Teodor and Kodjabashev Denislav to qualify for the knockout stage of the championship.Toriola showed class against Stanislav with an emphatic 11-7, 11-3, [...]

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    Nigeria suffers first defeat at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria suffers first defeat at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria suffered its first defeat at the 2018 ITTF World Team Championships in Halmstad, Sweden.Having won against Turkey and Argentina, Nigeria was on the losing side on Tuesday against Slovakia.The West African side fielded the trio of Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri, and Olajide Omotayo against Slovakia’s trio of Lubomir Pistej, Wang Yang, and Samuel Novota.It was Toriola that first tasted a 3-0 defeat [...]

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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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    Quadri wary of Egyptian players ahead of ITTF Africa Cup

Quadri wary of Egyptian players ahead of ITTF Africa Cup

Africa’s highest ranked player Aruna Quadri says Egyptian players will pose the biggest challenge to him at the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup in Agadir, Morocco.Quadri says he will have to work hard to overcome Egypt's representatives at the ITTF Africa Cup."I think all the Egyptian players are threats to my ambition in Morocco and I am going to look forward to [...]

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    Quadri, Oshonaike lead Nigeria to ITTF World Championships

Quadri, Oshonaike lead Nigeria to ITTF World Championships

The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has named a strong team for the ITTF World Championships holding in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 29 to June 5.Africa’s highest ranked player, Aruna Quadri, and seven-time Olympian Segun Toriola will lead the men’s team while African champion, Olufunke Oshonaike, will head the women’s team.Italy-based Olajide Omotayo will be making his debut at the [...]

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    ITTF 2016: Toriola, Quadri win men’s doubles title — Nigeria’s first gold medal

ITTF 2016: Toriola, Quadri win men’s doubles title — Nigeria’s first gold medal

Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola showed class to retain the men’s doubles title for Nigeria at the ITTF Africa Senior Championships.Pairing for the first time in a major championship, they conquered Egyptian teams to hold on to the title won in 2015 by Quadri and Kazeem Makanjuola.The Nigerian duo defeated ageing Egyptians, El-Sayed Lashin and Ahmed Saleh 4-2, to give [...]

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    Three Nigerians set records at Rio Olympics

Three Nigerians set records at Rio Olympics

Three Nigerian athletes have created records at the ongoing Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.The trio are two table tennis stars, Segun Toriola and Aruna Quadri, as well as Rower, Chierika Ukogu.Toriola had his seventh appearance in the current games, equaling the table tennis record and making him the most capped African Olympian.Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri set another continental record after the 2014 [...]

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    Toriola closing in on becoming Africa’s Olympic record holder

Toriola closing in on becoming Africa’s Olympic record holder

Nigerian table tennis player, Segun Toriola, will become the first African Olympian with seven appearances at the Olympic Games if he qualifies for Rio 2016.The 41-year-old has appeared in six consecutive Games since he first debuted at the Barcelona 1992 Games.Toriola became the leading Nigerian with the highest number of appearances when he competed at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, marking [...]

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    Quadri, Oshonaike qualify for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Quadri, Oshonaike qualify for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Aruna Quadri and Olufunke Oshonaike have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after making it to the semi-final stage of the singles event of the 2015 African Games in Congo-Brazzaville.Quadri, who defeated Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh 4-1 in the quarterfinal, will be making his second appearance at the Olympics after his debut in 2012 when he made it to the [...]

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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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    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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