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TableTennisDaily
09-27-2016, 06:38 PM
Hello and welcome to episode 17 of the TableTennisDaily podcast, today on the show we have world number 25 Quadri Aruna! Aruna has had an extraordinary summer reaching the quarter finals of the Rio Olympics losing to the eventual winner Ma Long. On route to the final Aruna eliminated both Chuang Chih Yuan and Timo Boll! Aruna became very popular among fans around the globe after an exhilarating match against Zhang Jike in the 2014 World Cup. Nigerian born, the 28 year old emerged as the ITTF star player of the year in 2014.

Quadri Aruna is known for his unique style of play with a ferocious forehand topspin attack. His story is both fascinating and extremely inspirational and we think you'll agree. Enjoy the podcast.

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Breakdown of the podcast

00.00 Intro
00.56 Quadri talks about his experience in Rio including his match against Timo Boll and Chuang Chih Yuan.
03.58 Aruna talks about what he was focusing on during peak performance against Timo Boll.
06.15 Aruna’s forehand, power, physical fitness and his backhand.
09.00 Style of play.
11.04 Where it all began.
13.11 Facilities, funding and sponsors and how to make Nigeria the powerhouse of Africa.
17.13 Aruna discusses tips that coaches have given him to help the World Number 25 rise to the top
19.06 Service practice, return and Quadri talks through how to play a forehand topspin!
25.40 Top 10 in the world.
26.34 Plastic ball.
29.04 Aruna gives inspiration advice for players wanting to excel in table tennis.
33.44 Struggle.
36.29 Aruna talks about support and how much training he did in his early years.
40.41 Future goals.

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What do you think about Quadri Aruna's opinions on the world of table tennis?
Thanks for listening!

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DennyTTLover
09-27-2016, 08:27 PM
Listening to hearing players voices kind of gives a sense of them being nearer to their fans. Them sharing their styles and tips,... couldn't be better! Strong legs... I'll keep that in mind:) Quadri's quotes are full of respect and encouragement:)

Ilia Minkin
09-28-2016, 09:20 AM
Pure gold!

Dan
09-28-2016, 09:27 AM
Listening to hearing players voices kind of gives a sense of them being nearer to their fans. Them sharing their styles and tips,... couldn't be better! Strong legs... I'll keep that in mind:) Quadri's quotes are full of respect and encouragement:)


Pure gold!

Very inspiring isn't it! I absolutely admire Aruna's work ethic and determination to succeed.

Tom TTD
09-28-2016, 05:01 PM
what a role model, an incredible Human. Honored to have met him

Fiore Del Cielo
09-29-2016, 05:32 AM
why can´t i see the stream? I have no adblock or anything else enabled

Dan
09-29-2016, 11:09 AM
why can´t i see the stream? I have no adblock or anything else enabled

What browser and device are you using? Have you tried a different browser?

tikitiki
09-30-2016, 08:33 PM
it's crazy that he reached his level with according to him a backhand that is 20% as good as the backhand of zhang jike and others.

Dan
12-29-2016, 07:50 AM
it's crazy that he reached his level with according to him a backhand that is 20% as good as the backhand of zhang jike and others.

I found this incredible to! I think this is due to his superior athletism, footwork and work rate as hes able to get his strong forehand in as much as possible. You would think at the top level this tactic would get exposed but it seems hes found a way for it to work.

domac101
12-30-2016, 06:38 PM
Such a great guy, funny too. I still remember that JOOLA Aruna blade review when he said "I feel like Ma Long".

Dan
12-30-2016, 07:02 PM
Such a great guy, funny too. I still remember that JOOLA Aruna blade review when he said "I feel like Ma Long".

Haha! I loved that moment!

He sure is a great guy, lots if passion!