2014 ITTF Star Player, Aruna Quadri maintained his status as Africa’s best player following the release of the July ranking by the world table tennis ruling body – ITTF.
Despite dropping by a step to 38, Aruna Quadri who featured at the last Japan Open garnered 2337 points to beat Egypt’s Omar Assar to second place in the continent.
Quadri whose scintillating performance in his first season in the prestigious French Premier League aided his club, Jura Morez to avoid relegation is also rated 27 in the July men’s singles ranking for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
Despite not been active in June, Egypt’a Omar Assar dropped two steps to 41 in the world and the Egyptian also failed to save his team, Istres from dropping into relegation in the French Premier League.
Veteran Segun Toriola also remained the third best player in Africa despite dropping to 122 from 110 in the latest rating.
For dropping from 91 to 98 in the world, Egypt’s Dina Meshref tops African ranking in the women.
Meanwhile, China held on to the top of the ranking as the world best as Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin and Zhang Jike are the world top four players in the ranking.
Also Chinese trio of Liu Shiwen, Ding Ning and Zhu Yuling are the top three female players in the world according to the July ITTF ranking.