Quadri Aruna Secures Historic Win In World Table Tennis

Quadri Aruna

Today, we’re shining a spotlight on Quadri Akinade Aruna, the skilled Nigerian table tennis player born on August 9, 1988, in Oyo, Nigeria. Aruna’s impressive career includes participation in the 2012, 2016, and 2020 Summer Olympics, with a notable quarter-finals achievement in 2016, making him the first African player to break into the top 10 global rankings.

In the World Cup 2014, Aruna showcased his prowess by reaching the quarter-finals in the Men’s Singles competition. His journey continued in the 2017 ITTF World Challenge Bulgaria Open, where he advanced to the semi-finals, displaying his formidable skills in a close match against the eventual winner, Dimitrij Ovtcharov. Known for his forehand-oriented playing style, Aruna has earned recognition as a Gewo-sponsored player.

In 2014, Aruna held the 30th position in world table tennis rankings, securing the title of Star Player of the year by the International Table Tennis Federation. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in the Nigerian team’s bronze win at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

At the club level, Aruna Quadri recently joined forces with TTC RhönSprudel Maberzell Fulda, a prestigious club in the German Bundesliga Table Tennis.

Kicking off the New Year, Aruna witnessed an improvement in his world rating, rising to 14th place in the latest ITTF Ranking after a remarkable quarterfinal finish at the WTT Finals. A highlight was his impressive comeback at the WTT Finals Doha 2023, overcoming a 2-0 deficit to defeat world number five Hugo Calderano of Brazil 3-2, securing a spot in the quarterfinals of the year-ending tournament in Qatar.

Aruna’s dedication is evident in his statement: “I am working hard this year to achieve more successes and continue to climb my ranking, aiming to secure my qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.”

As a celebratory note, followers are encouraged to share their congratulations for Aruna’s historic win in the comments. Let’s applaud his achievements and cheer him on for the exciting journey ahead! 🏓🎉

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