Rob Davies

World No 1 Rob Davies and fellow Welshman Paul Karabardak, gold medallist in last week’s Slovenia Open, head a team of seven members of the GB Para Table Tennis Team competing in the Slovakia Open in Bratislava starting on Wednesday.

Davies, silver medallist in the men’s class 1 singles in Slovenia, once again faces tough competition including world champion Chang-Ho Lee and Slovenia gold medallist Young Dae Joo from Korea, while the opposition for Karabardak, currently ranked world No 5 in men’s class 6, includes the top four players in the world.

The list of players representing GB in Slovakia is:

GB Performance Squad
Rob Davies (Brecon) – Class 1
Ashley Facey Thompson (London/Sheffield) – Class 9
Jack Hunter-Spivey (Liverpool/Sheffield) – Class 5
Paul Karabardak (Swansea) – Class 6
Aaron McKibbin (London/Sheffield) – Class 8

GB Pathway Squad
Tom Matthews (Aberdare) – Class 1
Martin Perry (Paisley) – Class 6

Francesca Bullock
May 13, 2015