The world table tennis ruling body, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), yesterday ranked Nigeria’s table tennis player, Aruna Quadri in the 21 position making him the highest ranked African player during the end of the year ranking.
Quadri set a new personal record for Nigeria and himself at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) ranking.
Quadri now dwarfed his best of 25th in the ranking to displace Egypt’s Omar Assar as the continent’s best ranked player in the world. Assar was the first African ranked among top 20 in the world.
Following his victories over top ranked players at the Swedish Open, Quadri amassed 50 points to improve from 2457 to 2507 points to be rated 21 in the world ranking.
Prior to this latest ranking, the best achieved by Quadri in the world rating was 25 and with this, he has set a new record for Nigeria and himself.
However, the inactiveness of Omar Assar may have affected his rating, as the Egyptian dropped from 20 to 26 in the latest ranking.
In the women’s ranking, Egypt’s Dina Meshref dropped to 110 from 92 but she still remains Africa’s best ranked female player in the world while Nigeria’s Olufunke Oshonaike inactiveness at global level continues to rub off negatively on her world ranking as she dropped from 227 to 262 in the latest rating.