Aruna Quadri Shines As Team Nigeria Cruised Past South Africa in Commonwealth Games Table Tennis Men’s Event

Aruna Quadri Shines As Team Nigeria Cruised Past South Africa in Commonwealth Games Table Tennis Men’s Event

Chukwu Ikechukwu
July 29, 2022 at 3:28 PM
  • Quadri Aruna led Nigeria to defeat South Africa in the Men’s Team Group 2 table tennis event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on Friday
  • Aruna and Olajide Omotayo picked up wins in the singles while Amadi Omeh and Omotayo won in the doubles
  • Team Nigeria will next face Ghana as the Tables Tennis team pushes to win a medal at the ongoing games in England

Nigeria’s top table tennis star, Aruna Quadri continued his quest to win his first Commonwealth Games gold medal after earning an easy victory over South Africa’s Shaun Jones.

Aruna Quadri who won a silver medal at the 2018 games in Gold Coast, Australia triumphed in three straight sets winning 11 -6,11 - 3, 12 -10 in his first game of the competition.

Aruna Quadri, Nigeria, South Africa, 2022 Commonwealth Games
Aruna Quadri in action for Team Nigeria against South Africa's Shaun Jones
Source: UGC

According to Complete Sports, Quadri’s victory comes after Team Nigeria’s doubles team which includes Amadi Omeh and Omotayo had won in the doubles event earlier.

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Omotayo and Omeh beat South Africa’s Theo Cogill and Nathoo in another three straight sets winning by 11 -5, 11-5, 11 -5.

Team Nigeria will next face West African neighbours, Ghana in their next game of the 2022 Commonwealth Games tables tennis event later on Friday, July 29.

Team Nigeria aim for better performance at 2022 Commonwealth games

Meanwhile, Nigeria will be hoping to have a remarkable Commonwealth Games as the competition kicks off in Birmingham, England.

According to Pulse Sports, Team Nigeria recorded a total of 24 medals which included, nine gold, nine silver and six bronze medals to finish 9th on the medals table at the 2018 edition in Gold Coast, Australia.

At the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Team Nigeria is represented by a total of 94 athletes participating in 9 sports.

Nigeria kickstart 2022 Commonwealth Games with massive win

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Nigeria have started their campaign at the 2022 Common Wealth games on a good note as Offiong Edem defeated Cumberbatch from St Vincent and The Grenadines in table tennis.

The encounter was in the singles and the 35-year-old Nigerian won 3-0, 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 in what was a fantastic performance from Edem.

It was indeed an easy game for Edem Offiong and she will only hope to do better in her subsequent games at the Common Wealth games.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu
Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..