• Rio Olympics: Toriola to get ITTF honour

    Rio Olympics: Toriola to get ITTF honour

    For his exploits in the continent as well as being the first African in any sport to compete in seven Olympic Games, the International Table Tennis Federation will on Friday at the Riocentro Pavilion 3 in Rio honour Nigeria’s Segun Toriola.

    According to the ITTF Promotion and Media Manager, Matthew Pound, Toriola will be joined in the celebration by three other table tennis stars that have competed in seven Olympic Games – Croatia’s Zoran Primorac, Sweden’s Jörgen Persson and Belgium’s Jean-Michel […]

  • Rio Olympics: It’s unbelievable I made quarterfinals – Quadri

    Rio Olympics: It’s unbelievable I made quarterfinals – Quadri

    Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri became the first player from Africa to reach the quarterfinals in the history of the Olympics after upsetting World’s number 8 player, Timo Boll, in the fourth round in Rio.

    Sensationally, just one day short of his 28th birthday, Quadri beat Boll, the former World no.1 and the no.10 seed at the Olympics.

    Incredibly, Quadri withstood a brave recovery by the German after winning the first three games to secure a six games success (12-10, 12-10, 11-5, 3-11, 5-11, […]