Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Aruna Quadri wins his first African men’s title

Aruna Quadri wins his first African men’s title

Aruna Quadri has defeated Ahmed Saleh in Mauritius to win the 2018 ITTF men's singles title in Mauritius.Quadri outplayed Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh 4-1 to win his first African championship title which he narrowly lost to Egypt’s Omar Assar in 2016.The Nigerian table tennis star did not drop a point from the first round until the final.An elated Quadri said he [...]

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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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    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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    Aruna Quadri climbs to 18 in latest ITTF ranking

Aruna Quadri climbs to 18 in latest ITTF ranking

Aruna Quadri has become the first Nigerian to make the top 18 ranking of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).Quadri rose from 20 to 18 in the August 2018 ranking released by the table tennis ruling body on Sunday.The Nigerian's ascent was helped in part by his last 16 performance at the Australian Open.Quadri, who is the second African to [...]

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    ‘Mission accomplished’ — Quadri gets ITTF nod for table tennis World Cup

‘Mission accomplished’ — Quadri gets ITTF nod for table tennis World Cup

Aruna Quadri has been given the nod to be part of the 20-man contingent to the 2018 Men’s World Cup in France.Quadri qualified for the tournament courtesy of his world ranking.In an invitation letter to the Nigerian, Zena Sim, head of World Cup and ITTF Challenge, said: "On behalf of the ITTF, we would like to invite Quadri Aruna to [...]

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    ITTF Ranking: Quadri displaces Assar as Africa’s best rated star

ITTF Ranking: Quadri displaces Assar as Africa’s best rated star

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has displaced Egypt’s Omar Assar as the best ranked African player in the world following the release of the July 2018 ITTF World Ranking.The ranking which was released on Monday by the world table tennis ruling body has Quadri jumping two steps up to 20 rated players in the world.The Nigerian was ranked 22 in June, but [...]

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    Nigeria’s Oshodi is first African to head ITTF nomination committee

Nigeria’s Oshodi is first African to head ITTF nomination committee

Waheed Oshodi is the new head of the nomination committee of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).He is the first Nigeria and African to be appointed to the position.Oshodi is a former president of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) and is the brain behind Africa’s elite table tennis tournament, ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Raul Calin, secretary general of ITTF, on Sunday named Oshodi [...]

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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 fails to secure promotion at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria fails to secure promotion at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria’s quest for promotion to the championship division of the ITTF World Team Championships has come to an end.Slovakia on Friday defeated Nigeria, the only African team campaigning in the second division.Aruna Quadri, Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo were beaten by the trio of Lubomir Pistej, Samuel Novota and Wang Yang.Pistej defeated Quadri 3-1 win while Novota beat Abiodun 3-2. Omotayo, [...]

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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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    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: 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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