Aruna Quadri’s star continues to soar. The Nigerian, who barely a month ago became the first African to reach the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games table tennis event, has scored another first by becoming the first African to make the top 30 list in the world.
Quadri yesterday made a huge leap in the ITTF world ranking when he became the first African to be ranked number 25 in the world.
Quadri was one of the stars at the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil after stunning the world to become the first African to play in the last eight of the games. That performance in Rio gave him 152 points, which added to the 2305 points he had in the August ranking, now places him on 2457 points.