Nigeriaâ€™s remaining representative in the table tennis singles events of the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics, Aruna Quadri, has progressed to the Round three of the menâ€™s singles.
Quadri, who got a bye from the preliminary rounds, defeated Slovakiaâ€™s Wang Yang 4-1 in the Round two on Sunday to enliven Nigeriaâ€™s hopes of getting a medal in the singles event.
It was his first match of the Games after he got a bye into the round due to his ranking in the world. Quadri is ranked 40 in the world.
The 28-year-old needed 33 minutes to defeat his opponent as he took the first set 11-7 before losing the second set 11-7.
He however won the fourth and fifth sets 11-9, 11-6 respectively. Quadri will now play Chinese Taipeiâ€™s Chuang Chih-Yuan on Monday. The 35-year-old is ranked 7th in the world.
Culled from THE NATION