Historic medal treble for Nottingham

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University of Nottingham’s Table Tennis squad won three medals at the European University championships.

The squad travelled with high expectations, despite not having won medals at a EUSA event before, with six out of seven BUCS titles held by the team, including national singles champions Danny Reed and Deng Yaping scholar Jenny Liu.

The team did not disappoint with a bronze medal in the Women’s Team event for Liu, Yolanda King and Maria Tsaptsinos quickly followed by a silver in the Women’s Doubles for Liu & Tsaptsinos, narrowly losing out in a five-set battle with their opponents from Poland.

Commonwealth medallist Danny Reed added to the medal tally with a bronze in the Men’s Singles.

Kelly Sibley, Head of Performance Table Tennis, said:

We have never won a European medal before so to come away with three is absolutely fantastic. Every single player put in outstanding performances and it shows how much we are improving as a squad with the right training here in Nottingham.

However, we’re a very ambitious programme and we’re even more determined to improve our performance next year.

Reed, Tsaptsinos, King and team-mate Adam Harrison all now turn to preparations for the World University Games in Taipei in August, where they will represent Great Britain.

EUSA squad: Danny Reed, Adam Harrison, Gabriel Achampong, Liam McTiernan, Garth Kinlocke, Jenny Liu, Maria Tsaptsinos, Yolanda King. Coach: Kelly Sibley.

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