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Bayley and Wilson wins put GB in semis

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Paul Stimpson

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Will Bayley’s victory over Jordi Morales sealed a 2-1 over Spain and put Great Britain into the semi-finals of the men’s Class 6-8 team event in Rio.

Britain, who earlier in the day beat Belgium in the first round, had to come from behind after Ross Wilson & Aaron McKibbin were beaten in the doubles.

Wilson started the comeback by sinking Class 6 world champion Alvaro Valera and Bayley completed the task against Morales, who he had beaten on his way to gold in the semi-finals of the individual event.

Britain face Ukraine at 6pm UK time on Thursday for a place in the final.

However, there was disappointment for the other GB teams, who all exited at the quarter-final stage on Wednesday.

Results

Men’s Class 9-10
Round 1
Great Britain 2 Italy 0
Kim Daybell & Ashley Facey Thompson bt Mohamed Amine Kalem & Raimondo Alecci 3-2 (11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-2)
Daybell bt Kalem 3-2 (8-11, 15-13, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6)

Men’s Class 6-8
Round 1
Belgium 0 Great Britain 2
Ross Wilson & Aaron McKibbin bt Marc Ledoux & Mathieu Loicq 3-1 (11-2, 11-6, 10-12, 11-9)
Wilson bt Ledoux 3-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-7)

Quarter-final
Great Britain 2 Spain 1
Jordi Morales & Alvaro Valera bt Wilson & McKibbin 3-1 (11-5, 16-18, 11-9, 11-9)
Wilson bt Valera 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-9)
Will Bayley bt Morales 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-2)

Women’s Class 1-3
Quarter-final
Great Britain 1 Italy 2
Sara Head & Jane Campbell bt Michela Brunelli & Giada Rossi 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-5)
Brunelli bt Head 3-1 (8-11, 6-11, 14-16, 11-5)
Rossi bt Campbell 3-1 (12-10, 11-5, 5-11, 11-5)

8.30pm
Men’s Class 1-2
Quarter-final
Great Britain 0 Brazil 2
Iranildo Espindola & Guilherme Da Costa bt Paul Davies & Rob Davies 3-0
Da Costa bt Rob Davies 3-1

Men’s Class 9-10
Quarter-final
Great Britain 0 China 2
Lian Hao & Ma Lin bt Kim Daybell & Ashley Facey Thompson 3-0
Ma Lin bt Daybell 3-0

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