TABLE TENNIS: DIAW EDGES OUT ARUNA QUADRI TO PICK OLYMPIC TICKET

Ibrahima Diaw launched into frenzied celebrations in Tunis following his surprise qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after the Senegalese defeated Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri 4-2 to book his ticket to Japan.

Also, 18-year-old Fadwa Garci celebrate with her supportive father, Jalel, after the Tunisian sensation secured a seat on the Tokyo train.

However, the qualification of Africa’s highest ranked player in the world, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri, has been delayed following his withdrawal from the competition because of a recurring thigh injury which marred his second group tie against Diaw.

This development means that the Nigerian will secure his spot through the world ranking, being the only player in the top 20 that is yet to pick a slot in Tokyo.