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Aruna Quadri loses medal bid to world number one


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The hope of Nigeria to clinch a medal from the men’s single table tennis event at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics through Aruna Quadri has been dashed.

 The 28-year-old who is the first in Africa to ever qualify for an Olympics quarter-final in the men’s table tennis event was beaten by world no 1, Chinese table tennis player, Ma Long.

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Quadri was an easy ride for Ma Long. The Chinese beat the Nigerian 4 – 0.

Nigerians who were hoping Quadri could perform a magic and unseat the world number one were banking on the fact that it was his birthday. It wasn’t to be.

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All hope is not lost for a medal in men’s table tennis as team Nigeria will play China on Friday. Lets hope something good comes out of that.

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