Bronze medal for Buddie Martin
Table tennis star displays stunning form at German Open
Paisley table tennis star Martin Perry is back among the medals following success at the German Open.
A bronze medal in the class six competition continues Perry’s stunning form, following a medal-laden start to the season.
And he insists that he is starting to feel good about his form, having secured the team medal alongside Great Britain teammates, Paul Karabardak and David Wetherill, with a solid effort throughout the tournament.
Perry said: “I feel I’ve had a really good competition.
“I had a great run getting to the semi-final in the singles and losing so narrowly, 17-15, in the fifth.
“I feel that I’m playing some really good table tennis, and it was great to get another team medal with Paul and Dave.
“We’re proving that we are a really strong team and can play in any order of the three of us.
“It’s a great team to be a part of;. Having such strength and depth gives us an edge and it’s a great team spirit amongst us.
“I’m looking forward to the rest of the season now.”
The British Para Table Tennis Team finished the German Open on a high with Rob Davies, Tom Matthews and Paul Davies beating world champions Italy to win gold in the men’s class one team event.
Aaron McKibbin and Ross Wilson took silver in men’s class 8 and 18-yearold Megan Shackleton and her Russian team partner Aleksandra Vasileva took silver in women’s class 4-5. This was added to by the bronze medals for Karabardak, Perry and Wetherill in men’s class six,
Will Bayley and Billy Shilton in men’s class eight, and Ashley Facey Thompson and his German partner Yannick Ruddenklau in men’s class nine also bagged bronze medals for their efforts.
The Welsh trio of Davies, Davies and Matthews won their first three matches in the round-robin men’s class one event and their final match against Italy, who were also unbeaten, was to decide the gold.
After a marathon doubles that the Italians eventually clinched 3-2, Matthews levelled the tie with a 3-1 win against Federico Falco and Rob Davies secured the gold with 3-0 win against Andrea Borgato, who had beaten him in the final of the Slovenia Open last month.