Aruna Quadri today Sunday August 12th became the first Nigerian to win the International table tennis federation Nigeria Open after a hard fought 4-2 victory over Antoine Hachard of France.
A filled to the brim Molade Okoya Thomas Hall, Teslim Balogun stadium Lagos was sent into wild celebration when the Portugal based ping pong expert accounted for last years doubles champion in six sets.
Despite losing the first set 11-13, the world number 18 went ahead to win (4-2) 11-13, 11-3, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-7.
Quadri will go home with five thousand U.S dollars, he also won the fair play award for his gesture in the final, forfeiting two points to Hachard even after the Umpires had given him the points mistakenly.
NEWS FLAKES Sports Desk also gathered that Guo Yan of France won the women singles event after a 4-3 triumph over her compatriot Sum Chen she also won the sum of five thousand dollars
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