Aruna Quadri Nigerian tennis star gets N987, 500 cash reward for Olympic record

Quadri became the first African tennis player to make it to the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games by beating German, Boll Timo.

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Aruna Quadri play Aruna Quadri to be rewarded with N987, 500 for Olympic record (Twitter)
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Despite exiting the Men’s Single Tennis event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the quarter-final, Nigerian tennis star Aruna Quadri will get a cash reward of N987, 500 ($2,500) for creating a record.

Quadri became the first African tennis player to make it to the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games by beating German Boll Timo.

Aruna Quadri play Aruna Quadri beat Boll Timo of Germany to make history as the first African tennis player in an Olympic quarter-final (Getty Images )

 

Although he was knocked out at the quarter-final by world number one, Long Ma, Quadri will get the cash reward from Frot Group for his record making performance.

President of Frot Group, Frank Momoh, said that Quadri’s performance has shown that tennis need more support to grow and become a bigger sport in Nigeria.

Despite the loss of Quadri to Ma Long, the team needs our commendation, especially as Quadri has set a new African record as the first African to reach an Olympic quarter final in table tennis,” Momoh said.

Aruna Quadri and N. Bello play Aruna Quadri speaking with his coach N. Bello during a game (Getty Images )

 

 “To show our full support for the team, I on behalf of Frot Group hereby give a cash reward of $2,500 to Aruna Quadri for his new AFRICAN RECORD. Well done NTTF President, Wahid Enitan-Oshodi, well done team Nigeria.”

Quadri won two games at Rio 2016; beating fifth seeded player Chih-Yuan Chuang in the third round and Timo in the fourth to make it to the quarter-finals.

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