Aruna Quadri has set a new personal record for Nigeria and himself as the Nigerian is now ranked 21 by the ITTF ranking.

The list was released on Thursday by the world table tennis ruling body.

Quadri now dwarfed his best of 25th in the ranking to displace Egypt’s Omar Assar as the continent’s best ranked player in the world.

Despite not matching up the record set by Egypt’s Omar Assar as the first African ranked among top 20 in the world, Quadri ends the year as the highest ranked African.

Following his victories over top ranked players at the Swedish Open, Quadri amassed 50 points to improve from 2457 to 2507 points.

However, the in-activeness of Omar Assar may have affected his rating, as the Egyptian dropped from 20 to 26.

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