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13th African Games: Quadri wins silver in Table Tennis

Posted : 07 March 2024

Africa’s highest-ranked table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, won a second medal for Nigeria on Wednesday at the ongoing 13th African Games in Accra, Ghana.

This came after the 35-year-old Quadri fell 4-3 to Egypt’s Omar Assar in the final of the men’s table tennis singles event.

The contest between the two rivals lived up to expectations as they thrilled the audience with breathtaking skills.

Assar took the first set 11-8, while Quadri, currently the world number 14 ranked player, bounced back to claim the second and third sets 11-2 each.

The Egyptian clinched the fourth set 11-7 before Aruna won the fifth set 11-9.

Assar then won the last two sets 11-9, 11-0 to claim the gold medal.

Offiong Edem won Nigeria’s first medal on Tuesday when she secured the bronze medal in the women’s singles event.


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