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Quadri Is ITTF’s Nigeria Open Top Seed

Posted: May 5, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Aruna Quadri, 2014 ITTF Player, is the top seed for the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Premier Lotto Nigeria Open.
The list unveiled on Wednesday by ITTF is made up of 16 men and eight women in the singles, while four boys and a girl were also listed for the championship.
Quadri leeds other  four Nigerians on the list and he is followed by Africa’s most decorated table tennis player, Segun Toriola, who is the first African athlete that will compete in seven Olympic Games.
Other Nigerians on the 16-man seeding list are Portugal-based Bode Abiodun and Ojo Onaolapo, who were seeded sixth and 11th respectively.
Finland’s Benedek Olah is number three, while 2014 runner’s up; Egypt’s El-Sayed Lashin is number four.
Other players are Slovakia’s Thomas Keinath, Iran’s Afshin  Noroozi, Portugal’s Diogo Chen, Egypt’s Khalid Assar, Congo Brazzaville’s Saka Suraju, Mexico’s Salvador Uribe, Egypt’s Shady Magdy, Morocco’s Mounaim Tirselt, Romania’s Alin Spelbus and Ghana’s Felix Lartey.
Defending champion, Portugal’s Jieni Shao is women’s top seed and is followed by two-time winner of the ITTF World Tour, Hungary’s Szandra Pergel.
Congo Brazzaville’s Han Xing is third, while Romania’s Irina Ciobanu and Russia’s Olga Kulikova are seeded fourth and fifth respectively.
Two Nigerians, Edem Offiong and Olufunke Oshonaike, were seeded sixth and seventh respectively, while 2010 African champion, Cameroun’s Sarah Hanffou is seeded eighth.
For the U-21 men, Portugal’s Diogo Chen is number one, while defending champion, Egypt’s Shady Magdy is number two.
Nigerian Amadi Omeh is seeded four after Romania’s Alin Spelbus who is seeded number three. The only player seeded in the women’s U-21 is Romania’s Irina Ciobanu.