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Quadri tops Commonwealth ranking list

Apart from being the best player in Africa, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has become the first player from the continent to top the ranking list of players in the Commonwealth.
Aruna Quadri

Aruna Quadri

Apart from being the best player in Africa, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has become the first player from the continent to top the ranking list of players in the Commonwealth.

According to the ranking list released by the Technical Committee of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF), Quadri, who has been playing second fiddle to players from Singapore, became the highest rated player among players from the Commonwealth nations.

Among the 277 players listed in the ranking, Quadri garnered 2385 points to beat Singapore’s Gao Ning, who has 2384 to second place. England’s Pitchford Liam has 2277 points to occupy the third spot on the list.

Africa’s most decorated star, Segun Toriola is rated 12th with 2014 points behind players from India, Canada and England. Also Bode Abiodun is ranked 22nd with 1822points.

In the women ranking, no Nigerian made the top 20 list, as Edem Offiong and Olufunke Oshonaike were ranked 23 and 26 respectively.