Quadri Aruna has broken his own record to hit the 11th spot in the February 2022 ITTF world ranking released by the world table tennis ruling body.
After his quarterfinal finish at the 2021 World Championships in Houston, United States, Aruna rose to 14th in the world ranking as the first African to reach that height.
However, the former African champion raised the bar to hit the 11th spot in the world ranking.
According to the new rating, Aruna’s feat was made possible following his exploits in 2021 and an excited Aruna admitted that the feat means more hard work for him on the table.
“This is indeed a big challenge for me, and I hope this New Year will bring good tidings as I will have to redouble my efforts to remain on top in the ranking and hopefully make it to the top 10. I also hope this will motivate more Africans to aim high as nothing is impossible in the sport,” Aruna said.