C/Wealth Games: Toriola in five man Table Tennis Team

C/Wealth Games: Toriola in five man Table Tennis Team

2002 Commonwealth Gold medalist, Segun Toriola is in the five-man table tennis team named by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF).

This is coming despite calls by some players that the veteran should quit the stage.

The seven-time Olympian, Toriola will be making his fifth appearance at the multi-sport fiesta holding in Gold Coast, Australia.

Segun Toriola

The team is made up of Aruna Quadri, the first African to win an ITTF event outside of Africa (Polish Open), Bode Abiodun who was part of the bronze medal-winning team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as former national junior champion, Olajide Omotayo and Jamiu Azeez who will be making their debut at the games.

According to records, Toriola remains one of the most successful athletes of the competition having won medals in all his outings except in 2010 when the table tennis team failed to win a medal in New Delhi, India.

For Portugal-based Aruna Quadri who was dethroned as Africa Top 16 Cup champion by Egypt’s Omar Assar, he will be making his second appearance at the games having debuted at the 2014 edition.

Quadri and Omotayo were at the Qatar open last week.

The women’s team was excluded from the 2018 Commonwealth Games without any reasons.

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