16 Oct 2018

British Team ready to take on the World

British Para Table Tennis Team Performance Director Gorazd Vecko believes that his team is fully prepared and ready for the challenge of the World Championships that start tomorrow in Celje, Slovenia (October 17-20). Although the 14-strong squad includes two Paralympic champions in Will Bayley and Rob Davies, as well as Commonwealth champion Ross Wilson and… Read more »

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Paralympic champions Will Bayley and Rob Davies head a squad of 14 British athletes that will compete in the World Para Table Tennis Championships in Slovenia from October 17-20, which also includes this year’s Commonwealth Games gold and silver medallists Ross Wilson and Kim Daybell. The full British squad for the World Championships is: Will Bayley MBE, 30 years old (men’s class 7) Paul Davies, 51 (men’s class 1) Rob Davies MBE, 34 (men’s class 1) Kim Daybell, 26 (men’s class 10) Ashley Facey Thompson, 23 (men’s class 9) Sue Gilroy MBE, 45 (women’s class 4) Jack Hunter-Spivey, 23 (men’s class 5) Paul Karabardak, 33 (men’s class 6) Tom Matthews, 26 (men’s class 1) Aaron McKibbin, 27 (men’s class 8) Fliss Pickard, 24 (women’s class 6) Megan Shackleton, 19 (women’s class 4) David Wetherill, 28 (men’s class 6) Ross Wilson,...