Nigeria’s sole competitor on the last day of the Commonwealth Games, Aruna Quadri, settled for a Silver medal after losing out to Singapore’s Nina Gao in the final of the men’s Table Tennis Singles event.

In what was a battle of wits, Quadri, who is the top seeded player in the tournament and Africa’s No. 2 player, lost 4-2 (7-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-3, 9-11, 5-11) to the 2007 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship men’s singles winner.

Quadri had earlier defeated India’s Sharath Achanta in four straight sets to get to the final, with the Indian clinching the Bronze medal after defeating Brit, Samuel Walker by four sets to one.

The Silver medal brings Nigeria’s medal haul at the Games to 24, with the country sitting 9th on the table with 9 GOLD, 9 Silver and 6 Bronze.

There are very few things in life that make me happy, but talking and writing Sports has to be at the top. I honed my broadcasting skills at the University of Lagos Radio Station and have free-lanced for platforms like Top Radio and Superscreen TV amongst others. Deji loves running commentaries on Football matches and Athletics, and is now a Junior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. He hopes to become a Sports Agent in the future.


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