The England Leopards heroes were honoured at a special presentation during the PG Mutual National Championships.

Table Tennis England chairman Sandra Deaton presented Liam Pitchford, Paul Drinkhall, Sam Walker and Alan Cooke with a framed memento of their brilliant bronze medal in Malaysia in front of a sellout crowd in Hatfield.

The prolonged standing ovation shows just what the medal – England’s first at that level since 1983 – meant to the country.