Quadri prom­ises to make mark at Rio Olympics

Daily Trust - - ISLAMIC FORUM -

Africa’s num­ber one ta­ble tennis player, Quadri Aruna, on Thurs­day vowed to make a mark at the forth­com­ing Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

Aruna is among the five play­ers, in­clud­ing Africa’s most dec­o­rated player, Se­gun To­ri­ola, that will rep­re­sent the coun­try in ta­ble tennis at the Games.

Others are Bode Abio­dun, Funke Oshonaike and Edem Of­fiong.

“Well, just like every other par­tic­i­pant go­ing to the Games, I am aim­ing at mak­ing a pos­i­tive im­pact. It is not my in­ten­tion to at­tend the Games just to add to the num­ber of par­tic­i­pants rep­re­sent­ing the coun­try.

“It is my de­sire to move sev­eral steps higher and sur­pass my record at my Lon­don 2012 Olympics de­but,” he said af­ter train­ing at the Knock-up Hall of the Na­tional Sta­dium, La­gos.

The 2014 In­ter­na­tional Ta­ble Tennis Fed­er­a­tion (ITTF) star player said that win­ning a medal at the Games was fea­si­ble.

“Win­ning a medal is very pos­si­ble be­cause I have put so much ef­fort into achiev­ing this. I have been pre­par­ing for the Olympics since the Lon­don Games.” (NAN)

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