PARA TABLE TENNIS: Billy Shilton claims bronze for Team GB in Romania
8:31pm Sunday 15th June 2014 in Sport
CIRENCESTER League player Billy Shilton was one of the members of the GB Para Table Tennis team to win a medal at the Romania International Open in Cluj.
Fifteen-year-old Billy Shilton, from Stonehouse, joined Welshman Thomas Matthews in combining with Martin Barbierik from Slovakia to take bronze in the men’s class 1-2 team event.
Shilton was disappointed with his performance in the singles but played really well in the team event, winning both his singles matches in the semi-final against a Polish/Japanese combination of Michal Deigsler and Masachika Inoue.
“I didn’t play my best in the singles,” he said, “but I played well in the team event and it has been really good experience playing against players with different styles.”
Shaun Marples, GB Pathway team coach, said: “It has been a good tournament and all the players have benefited from the experience of playing against some very tough international opposition.”
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