Charlotte Carey, the Welsh Number two and World rank 685, is the first of the Team GB Olympic Long List players to be profiled in the lead-up to the Pro Tour Grand Finals at the ExCeL in November.
Charlotte recently competed at the Austrian Open alongside fellow Welsh girl, Naomi Owen, while she also won a team gold with her Welsh girls’ team-mates at the UK School Games in September.
Here are a few Q&As to help you get to know Charlotte Carey a little better.
Date of birth:
North Gwent Table Tennis Club
Who are you?
Welsh Under 15’s, 18’s, Women’s and Mixed doubles Champion
Representing Wales in Delhi’s 2010 Commonwealth Games, also being the youngest Welsh athlete in Team Wales.
When/how did you get involved with table tennis:
I was ten years old when I started playing. My Grandfather, who plays competitively, used to go to a local club in Glyncoed. I nagged him for so long to take me. He flatly refused until I could see over the table. Eventually the day came and I have been hooked on the sport ever since.
What does the Olympics mean to you?
The Olympics has to be the pinnacle of any sportsperson’s career. To compete in London would be a dream come true for me.
The World’s top table tennis players will be competing in the ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals at ExCeL, London on 24-27 November 2011.
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