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Table Tennis: Omar Assar crowned African Champion

Omar AssarEgypt’s number one and Olympian Omar Assar was crowned African Champion after defeating Aruna Quadri from Nigeria 4-3 in the final. 

The 25-year-old turned the ‘table’ on the Nigerian after a a very tough start, to reclaim the Men’s singles title and add another medal to his records.

The Egyptian won the game after winning four sets and losing three, 10-12, 11-6, 11-9, 8-11, 12-10, 6-11, and then won 9-7 in the deciding game.

Assar, who is ranked 57th on the world, was also part of the Men’s Team and and Mixed Doubles that managed to win gold in both competitions in the African Championship.

The Egyptians add a new medal to continue their domination in the tournament after winning the Gold in Women’s Pair, where Dina Meshref and Yousra Helmy thrashed the Algerian team 4-0 (11-6, 12-10, 11-7, 11-9). On the other hand, the Pharaohs won  Silver in Men’s Pair after losing to the Nigerian team 3-0 (11-9, 11-3, 11-7).

 

A pre-med student majoring in applied kinesiology at Rutgers University, Reporter at KingFut and a devoted Real Madrid fan.

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