by MONICA IHEAKAM
Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri validated his score as Africa’s highest by touchdown in the 2nd round of the boys’s singles on the ongoing 2017 international table Tennis Federations(ITTF) World Championship in Germany.
Qaudri, aware of his 2015 experience , wasted no time in disregarding his Chilean opponent Gustavo Gomez with the aid of four-zero .
His compatriot and veteran table tennis participant, Segun Toriola used to be proven the exit of the Germany championship, while Funke Oshoniake equally misplaced out within the first spherical of the ladies’s singles adventure.
not like Quadri, Egypt’s Assar used to be made to work tougher for his victory in opposition to Italy’s Rech Daldosso Marco in an wonderful encounter.
From 3-0 down, Assar needed to recuperate to edge out the Italian four-three to confirm his location in the spherical of 64.
any other Egypt trio of Ahmed Saleh, Mohammed El-Beiali and El-Sayed Lashin have been bundled out of the competition Quadri and Assar are preventing for their lives against their Chilean and Italian opponents.
meanwhile, Thomas Weikert has been re- elected as the ITTF President by using the ITTF Annual normal assembly (AGM) Wednesday in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Weikert from Germany defeated Belgium’s Jean-Michel Saive 118 votes to ninety to extend his time as ITTF President for some other four years.
Weikert who was once appointed President in 2014 when then President Adham Sharara stepped down said: “I wish to thank my staff for the entire enhance they have got given me when you consider that changing into President. thank you to the entire nationwide Associations for his or her self assurance in me to continue as President. I promise to keep giving my absolute best to push the game to new heights and succeed in all my targets mentioned in my manifesto.”