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Sports News of Saturday, 23 September 2023


ITTF: Quadri moves to 16th spot, Mati drops

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Africa’s top-ranked table tennis star, Aruna Quadri, moved up two spots from 18th to 16th in the latest International Table Tennis Federation World Rankings for men’s singles, Saturday PUNCH reports.

This comes after he successfully retained his ITTF Africa Senior Championships title – his eighth African table tennis title in dominant style overcoming Ahmed Saleh of Egypt in the men’s singles final in Tunisia last Sunday.

The Nigerian top seed retained his men’s singles title with a convincing 4-0 (11-2, 12-10, 11-6, 11-6) amid missing a direct qualifying spot for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Despite the setback, the 33-year-old earned a total of 500 ranking points for a total of 1260.