Nigeria’s top seed at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, Aruna Quadri, has expressed his delight at winning the silver medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia despite not winning the ultimate prize.
Quadri fell to Singapore’s Gao Ning 4-2 having come from 2-0 down to level the match at a point against the two time silver medalist in the table tennis final.
The Asian won 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 3-11, 11-9, 11-5. Ning, 35, had also edged out Quadri in the round of 16 at the last Commonwealth Games in 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland but this time the Nigerian seeded number one gave a good account of himself on his way to the final.
“Not the result that i wanted, but i am still very satisfied with my performance and silver is better than bronze,” he stated on his instagram page.
He also thanked his club, his wife and the supporters who cheered him up at the Games.
“I want to say thanks to the best club in the world, @sportingclubedeportugal for for giving me the opportunity to represent my country here in Australia.
“And to all the people who cheered and supported me. i want to say you are all well appreciated.
“To my prayer warriors, am saying thanks for the unlimited support. And to my wife @tejuluv thanks for the great role you played for making me not to lose hope of coming to Australia during sickness,
“It’s time to return to Portugal and face the next challenge in Portuguese league semi-final,” he concluded.