Ross and Aaron receive the gold medal at the China Open

Ross and Aaron receive the gold medal for class 8 team event at the China Open

 Further success for the GB Paralympic squad  has been achieved at the China Open. In an event inevitably dominated by China, one gold, two silvers and one bronze  for Great Britain is an excellent return from the five players   who all  won at least one medal      

 The gold medal won by Aaron Mc Kibbin and Ross Wilson in Class 8 Team event was clearly a major performance . In a 4 team event with only Sweden missing from the top 5, Great Britain took gold on countback  with wins over Poland 3-1 and Belgium 3-0 and a 2-3 loss to China during which Ross beat the individual champion reversing his singles loss.

Individual highlight was Sara Head’s silver in the Women’s Class 3 singles losing to the top Chinese Two fourth places for Jane Campbell ( Class 3) and Aaron McKibbin (  Class 8) and two last eight places for Scott Robertson( Class 5) and Ross Wilson ( Class 8) who so nearly beat the eventual champion losing 2-3 .

In the  Team Event ,  apart from Aaron and Ross , two medals were won . Jane and Sara also won silver in Class 1-3  with Sara  reversing the individual result against the Chinese champion . Scott playing with Tommy Urhaug of Norway in Class 4-5 won bronze .

 Gorazd Vecko – BTTAD Performance Manager – and Greg Baker – BTTAD Head Coach – are understandably delighted with the progress made ; the next 2 events are in May in Slovenia and Slovakia  with almost the whole squad playing.

 Mike Smith

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