Aruna Quadri of Nigeria has won the International Table Tennis Federation Challenge Nigeria Open at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, thereby making history by been the first Nigerians to win the Open.
Frenchman Antoine Henchard was flawed by Nigeria’s Quadri 4-2 in the final of the men’s single in front of a capacity crowd at the stadium.
Quadri won the competition and one of the most entertaining tournaments, by coming from behind.
Quadri drew level in the second set, winning 11-3, after he lost first set of the competition 13-11 to the Frenchman.
The Nigerian led for the first time in the fifth set winning 11-5 and sealed the win with an 11-8 win in the sixth set
According to The Punch, Quadri, 29, showed a spirit of sportsmanship in the third set when the umpire erroneously awarded a point to him, which Henchard won.
He called the umpire’s attention to it. He was thereafter awarded the Fairplay Award of the competition.Copyright Naija News 2018. All rights reserved. You may only share Naija News content using our sharing buttons. Send all news and press releases to [email protected].