Will Bayley

World champion Will Bayley has regained the men’s class 7 world No 1 position in the ITTF Para Table Tennis rankings, overtaking Maksym Nikolenko from Ukraine who he beat to win the World title in China last year.

The 27 year old from Tunbridge Wells, who trains full time with the GB Team at the EIS in Sheffield, is now preparing for the European Championships in Denmark in October, where he is hoping to regain the title he won in 2011.

“It’s been two years since I’ve been world No 1,” said Bayley, “so it’s nice to be there again although my main focus is winning medals at major championships.

“But being world No 1 definitely gives me more belief and will push me on even more for Rio next year.”

Francesca Bullock
June 4, 2015