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Quadri settles for silver as Team Nigeria finishes 9th at 2018 C’wealth Games

Quadri settles for silver as Team Nigeria finishes 9th at 2018 C'wealth Games

Nigeria’s Table Tennis great, Aruna Quadri lost in the final of the Men’s Singles event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, but says he is satisfied with the performance that led to his silver medal.

Ning Gao from Singapore claimed the gold medal after claiming a 4-2 victory over Quadri in the final on Sunday morning.

The Nigerian rallied back from two sets down to tie the game at 2-2 after four sets, but was unlucky to lose the fifth and the sixth sets.

He took to his Instagram after the game to say: “Not the result that I wanted, but I am still very satisfied with my performance and silver is better than bronze.”

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Meanwhile, Team Nigeria finished 9th in the Gold Coast competition with a total of 24 medals – 9 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze.

It is worthy of note that Team Nigeria won 11 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze medals at the last edition of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.

This year’s Games began on April 4th and has come to an end, with hosts Australia emerging overall winners with 198 medals, followed by England with 136 medals and India, 66 medals.

The next edition of the Games will be hosted in Birmingham, England from July 27 to August 7, 2022.

 

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