By Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s Aruna Quadri last night became the first African table tennis player to ever qualify for the quarter final of the men’s singles event of the Olympic Games with a 4-2 defeat of Germany’s Timo Boll.Quadri is to take on world champion and number one seed of Rio2016, Ma Long of China in the quarter final at 8pm tonight. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In a thrilling Fourth Round match up against the influential German, the 2014 ITTF Star Player left no one in doubt of his readiness to progress into the next round when he took the first three sets 12-10, 12-10 and 11-5 to lead 3-0.But Boll fought back to pick the fourth and fifth sets 11-3 and 11-5 to put major scores at 3-2.However Quadri dug deep into his bag of tricks to pick the sixth set 11-9 to end the fought round clash 4-2 and book his ticket into the quarter final.Before Monday’s win, Quadri had tied with legendary Segun Toriola as the first Nigerian nay African to make it into the fourth round of the Olympic men’s singles. Toriola achieved that feat at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in ChinaAfter an awesome display on Sunday in which Quadri caused a major upset in Round 3; beating Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan 4-0, it was generally believed that he had reached his end as the fourth round was not meant for boys but men.
Tuesday 22 February 2011 7:41 pm Kerry Group yesterday reported pre-tax profits of €392.8m (£332.2m) for the year to 31 December. Sales at the food company rose by 9.7 per cent to €5bn over the 12 months while the firm also announced a trading profit increase of 11.3 per cent to €470m. Sales revenues for the group’s ingredients and flavours division rose by 12.7 per cent to €3.67m. The consumer foods division recorded sales revenue of €1.76m, up 3.2 per cent on the preceding year. Tags: NULL Kerry Group sees sales surge whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp