Tuesday, 9 August 2016

RIO 2016: Aruna Quadri Qualifies Into Quater Final

Nigeria's only medal hope so far in the men's singles of the table tennis event at the Rio Olympics, Aruna Quadri, continued his good run as he qualified for the quater finals after defeating Timo Boll from Germany 4-2 on monday.
Quadri took the first three sets with 12-10, 12-10 and 11-5 respectively at the Riocentro-Pavilion3.
However, Boll bounced back to claim the fourth and fifth sets with 11-3 and 11-5. But Quadri eventually prevailed after claiming the sixth set by 11-9, to qualify into the quater-final stage.

Quadri will on Tuesday for the quater-final meet Long Ma from China who is ranked as "number one" by the International Table Tennis Federation.
Long Ma who also defeated South Korea's Youngsik Jeoung 4-2 to set up a quater final battle wiyth Aruna Quadri