Adam Thompson (left) and Patrick Cox (right) in doubles action

The GB Team are returning from Hong Kong celebrating their victory after a challenging week of competition in which Adam Thompson secured a bronze medal.

Thompson, 25 from Cheshire, battled stiff competition in the class 11 singles keeping GB’s medal hopes alive by beating Hong Kong’s Ming Fai Tsoi in the quarter-finals to guarantee a podium appearance.

Doubles success eluded the British pair despite their victory in an exciting team game against number 3 seeds, Russia, where dynamic duo Thompson and Patrick Cox, 19 (Leicester), made their mark, but were then beaten to a commendable 4th place by the Hong Kong Team.

Tracey McCillen, Chief Executive UKSA said: “Adam and Patrick are both determined athletes. UKSA is proud of their achievements at the Championships and delighted that we end the year on such a high.”

GB Team Manager, Shaun Newcomb said: “The boys came up against tough draws in the competition, however, they fought hard in every game. It was a good experience for them both and will put them in good stead for future competitions.”

He added: “It was a pleasure to be out in Hong Kong supporting two fantastic athletes. It has been a great experience all round. The GB Team is indebted to Cathay Pacific for their support, which has made it possible for Great Britain to compete at this event. Our thanks also go to the English Table Tennis Association and to the UK Sports Association for their support.”

GB Team (Chris Turner, Patrick Cox, Shaun Newcomb & Adam Thompson)

Written by UKSA (December 19, 2013)