Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri moves into the top ten of the latest International Table Tennis Federation Men’s ranking.
The latest ranking was release, Tuesday, and the African number one moved three places from 13th to 10th in the world.
The new ranking was achieved by Aruna following the approval of the new World Ranking system by the ITTF Executive Committee.
“Aruna has truly been mister 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,” WTT said in a statement.
With the new ranking, Aruna has become the first Black player to be ranked in the top 10 in world table tennis.
Meanwhile, Aruna Quadri’s compatriot Olajide Omotayo dropped 10 places in the latest ranking.
He slipped from 89th in the world to rank 99th.
However, Bode Abiodun gained 34 spots up to be rated 97th in the world.
In the women’s ranking, Nigeria’s Offiong Edem gained 10 steps to rank 89th.
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