Aruna Quadri Sets New Table Tennis Record | See Details
Aruna Quadri wrote his name and that of Nigeria in the history books of the International Table Tennis Federation ( ITTF).
The Nigerian became the first African to break onto the top ten table tennis players in the world according to the latest ranking that was released by the organisation. The latest player ranking was released by the ITTF on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022.
The body of the World Table Tennis showered praises on the Nigerian for achieving such a feat. According to the body, this achievement for Quadri was a long time coming.
Aruna has truly been master consistent in both his performances and his participation. The Nigerian has spent the last year notching up a string of finishes inside the top eight, while being one of the most active players on the WTT scene. It has included sensational headlines such as taking out China’s rising stars in succession at the 2022 WTT Star Contender Doha and a quarterfinal appearance at the World Table Tennis Championships Finals. It looks like the 33-year-old is just getting started.
In the women’s category, Egypt’s Mariam Alhodaby is the highest ranked African female player in the 40th position while Nigeria’s Offiong Edem moved 10 steps to be ranked 89th in the world.