Aaron McKibbin and Ross Wilson (ITTF picture)

Ukraine deny GB a shot at gold

Paul Stimpson

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Great Britain will win bronze at best after being beaten 2-0 by Ukraine in the Men’s Team Class 6-8 semi-final in Rio today.

Ross Wilson & Aaron McKibbin put in a great fightback from 2-0 down to level against Viktor Didukh & Maxym Nikolenko in the doubles, but lost the decider 11-6.

Individual gold medallist Will Bayley was then overcome in three straight by Didukh to put Ukraine into the gold medal match against Sweden.

Britain will face China for bronze at 4pm UK time on Friday.

Men’s Team Class 6-8
Ukraine Great Britain
Viktor Didukh & Maxym Nikolenko bt Ross Wilson & Aaron McKibbin 3-2 (11-4, 11-4, 10-12, 7-11, 11-6)
Didukh bt Will Bayley 3-0 (11-2, 11-6, 11-6)

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