Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna has set a brand new African file as the primary participant from the continent to be ranked in high 15 within the ITTF Ranking.
In the most recent rating launched by the world desk tennis ruling physique, Aruna who was runner’s up within the males’s singles of the Cameroon 2021 ITTF African Championships moved 4 steps up the rating ladder to occupy the fifteenth place.
He turns into the primary African to realize such a feat on the planet rating and likewise erased Omar Assar’s file of world quantity 16 set by the Egyptian on January 2018.
Aruna’s unbeaten run got here to an finish within the remaining of the event in Cameroon when he misplaced 4-1 to Assar and for his efficiency, the previous World Table Tennis Player of the Year gained rating factors to affix the elite membership on the planet.
Also, his partnership with Bode Abiodun gave Nigeria the boys’s doubles crown in Cameroon and the duo has gained rating factors to be ranked twentieth on the planet by ITTF within the males’s doubles.
For profitable the boys’s singles title in Cameroon, Assar gained eight steps up within the rating to be rated twenty eighth within the newest rating. Assar’s compatriot – Ahmed Saleh garnered rating factors to maneuver to forty seventh on the planet, Senegal’s Ibrahima Diaw moved 10 steps as much as 59th place, whereas Olajide Omotayo rose to 87th on the planet.
In the ladies’s rating, bronze medalist in Cameroon and six-time African champion Egypt’s Dina Meshref retained her high place within the continent after rising to thirty fifth within the rating. Her compatriot and teammate, Yours Helmy gained 16 steps to rise to eighty fifth within the newest rating.