23 Jan 2019

New training hall to inspire British Para table tennis athletes on road to Tokyo

The British Para Table Tennis Team’s newly designed training facility at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield was officially opened today by the British Paralympic Association’s Director of Sport, Penny Briscoe OBE. With the 2020 Paralympic Games less than two years away, 2019 marks the start of the athletes’ journey to Tokyo and the… Read more »

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Para table tennis is the third largest Paralympic sport in terms of athlete numbers and is practiced in more than 100 countries. Athletes from all physical impairment groups, aside from the visually impaired, are allowed to compete in standing or sitting classes.

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British Para Table Tennis Team Performance Director Gorazd Vecko has pronounced himself satisfied with his team’s performance at the World Championships in Slovenia in which Ross Wilson took gold in men’s class 8 and Tom Matthews and Fliss Pickard took bronze in men's class 1 and women's class 6 respectively. Reflecting on defeats for Rio gold medallists Will Bayley and Rob Davies and the emergence of new talent he said: “We are very happy because we have three players who have never medalled at a World Championship taking medals and a new World champion in Ross Wilson who is still only 23 years old. I’m very happy for Ross because it means everything to him and his family after all his injuries. “We also have medals in two new classes for us with Ross in men’s class 8 and Fliss...

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