Costa Rica last stop for GB on Road to Rio

The final competition that will count towards qualification for the table tennis events at next year’s Paralympic Games in Rio takes place this week in Costa Rica from December 16-19.

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Tom Matthews

The GB Para Table Tennis Team is sending four players to compete in the Copa Costa Rica in San Jose including Ashley Facey Thompson, Billy Shilton and Tom Matthews, who all still have a chance of qualifying for Rio.

“It will be very tough competition in Costa Rica,” said GB Performance Director Gorazd Vecko, “as there are a number of very good players from other countries who will also be looking to achieve the results that will secure qualification for the 2016 Paralympic Games.”

The full list of athletes competing for GB in Costa Rica is:

Ashley Facey Thompson – class 9, from London
Thomas Matthews – class 1, from Aberdare
Martin Perry – class 6, from Paisley
Billy Shilton – class 8, from Stonehouse (Gloucestershire)/Sheffield