By Johnny Edward:
Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has won silver in the men’s table tennis singles event at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Quadri lost 4-2 to Ning Gao from Singapore in the final on Sunday morning.
The Nigerian had a slow start to the final, losing his first two sets 11-7, 11-8 but he bounced back to level 2-2 after four sets.
Quadri won the third and fourth sets 11-3, 11-5.
He was however unlucky to lose the fifth set 11-9 before succumbing to another loss in the sixth set 11-5.
Quadri had defeated Sharath Achanta from India in four sets in the semi-finals.
He also beat Harmeet Desai 4-0 from India in the quarter-finals after he had ouclassed Xue Jie Pang in the from Singapore 4-1 in the men’s singles round of 16.