Daybell takes Bronze in Slovenian Open

University of Leeds student and sports scholar Kim Daybell has recently won a bronze medal in the Slovenian open. This victory included a superb win over the world number 2, standing him in excellent stead for the upcoming Rio Paralympics.

The GB Para Table Tennis Team picked up four medals in the team events on the final day of the Open leaving GB Performance Director Gorazd Vecko very satisfied with his team’s performance:

“This is like a small Rio Games before the Paralympics in September. We had 90% of the top players here who will compete in Rio and in some classes we had all the top players here.

It is also good to know that we can beat all the top players, for example Kim Daybell beating the top Chinese player in men’s class 10. This is showing me where we are and what we need to do for the next four months and it is good to know we are on the right track.”

Keep an eye on our news stories to hear more about Kim Daybells journey to Rio!