Aruna Quadri

Nigeria Monday defeated India 3-0 to record her third consecutive victory at the ongoing ITTF World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The West African giant came out smoking against highly-rated Indian in the third round match of division two of the championship.

Aruna Quadri, Segun Toriola and Bode Abiodun were in fine form against the India’s trio of Gosh Soumyajit, Sharath Achanta and Anthony Amalraj.

It was a big blow to India having suffered defeat against Nigeria at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland.
Quadri also used the occasion to avenge his first round loss to Soumyajit at the 2015 World Championship in China. The 2014 ITTF Star Player dismissed Soumyajit 11-5, 11-3, 11-3.

Veteran Segun Toriola increased the lead when he overcame another old warlord, Sharath Achanta 14-12, 11-6, 11-13, 11-5. And Bode Abiodun thwarted what would have been a recovery for the Asian giant as he completed the rout with 11-13, 11-8, 11-9, 11 win over Anthony Amalraj.

Earlier in the day, Nigeria had defeated Switzerland 3-0 while India also walloped Turkey 3-0. Nigeria’s next match will be against Slovakia while India battles Switzerland.

Also yesterday, Egypt continued her unbeaten run with two victories on the second day of the championship. The North African maintained her 100 per cent record with a 3-0 win over Argentina and Norway.