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Aruna Quadri soars in ITTF ranking

07 September 2016, 16:07

Lagos - Aruna Quadri has soared from No. 40 to No. 25 in his best table tennis world ranking released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), Complete Sports report.

The points of the Olympian rose from 2305 in August to 2457 to become the first player in Africa to be rated in the top 25 in the world.

News24 reported that Quadri emerged the first African ever to make it to the quarter finals of the men’s single table tennis event at the Olympics, a feat he achieved in Rio in August.

Also read: Aruna Quadri crashes out after losing to Ma long

Another Nigerian star Segun Toriola, was rewarded for his effort in Rio as the seven-time Olympian moved from 120 to 106 in the latest ranking.

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