Table Tennis: Another Nigerian Star Leaps High On World Rankings
Nigerian players are among the biggest beneficiaries of the new ITTF ranking just adopted.
One of the country’s budding stars, Olajide Omotayo gained a lot by moving from 514 to 213 in the January 2018 ranking released by the world table tennis ruling body.
There was also more to cheer for Nigeria, as Aruna Quadri gained a step to start 2018 at 20 having ended 2017 in 21.
Egypt’s Omar Assar also gained from the new ranking system as the Egyptian is ranked 16 in the world.
At world level, a new order took place as the reign of China’s Ma Long came to an end in the new ranking as the Olympic and World Champion has been displaced by Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov.
According to ITTF, the new system took into consideration the number of competitions that each player competes in while such player is also expected to earn points from every stage he attains in the tournament.
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