Quadri promises to make mark at Rio Olympics
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)