The African Desk Tennis Federation (ATTF) is insisting that Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri will function on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics primarily based on his world score.
Reacting to speculations over the potential for an eventual qualification of Africa’s highest-ranked participant for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games, the ATTF President, Khaled El-Salhy stated that Quadri’s participation is essential to the Federation.
“For positive the participation of Aruna Quadri within the Olympic Video games is essential to ATTF as the highest African ranked participant and his anticipated tremendous efficiency in such particular occasion as he did within the final version in Rio 2016. Usually he ought to have certified within the African Qualification Event, sadly, he couldn’t proceed as a consequence of his sudden harm through the third stage of group matches.
“Now the state of affairs is that we’ve got fulfilled two qualification levels (Workforce Qualification & Continental Qualification), after which ATTF ought to work onerous along with NTTF for the approaching levels of qualification,” he added.
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Based on ATTF chief, the primary qualification for Quadri is to attend the ultimate World Singles Qualifying Event which will likely be held in Qatar on Could 28 to 31, with eight high gamers anticipated to qualify from the match.
Nonetheless, he stated the final choice which the Nigerian had met is thru the June 2020 ITTF World Rating with the highest 13 gamers on this planet anticipated to get their qualification by their world score.
For the Olympic Video games, El-Salhy stated 86 males and 86 girls are anticipated to compete in Tokyo 2020 with every nation having two gamers every in women and men occasions.
For now, Olajide Omotayo stays the one Nigerian that has certified as Nigeria nonetheless has another slot to be a part of the match.
“I completely believe that a top player like Aruna Quadri has a very big chance to join the African qualifiers through one of the remaining two stages of qualification due to his ranking and super performance whenever he recovers from his injury soon,” the ATTF boss stated.
“I have to admit that Aruna Quadri is a special top player in Africa and with his current ITTF ranking making him among the top 20 while his performance has shown worldwide in all previous World, Olympic, Continental, and sanctioned events during the recent years. I think he cannot afford to miss the Olympic Games this year,” El-Salhy stated.