7 June 2019
Another golden day for Bouron in Mexico
Lucie Bouron hopes to continue her excellent form into the future as she claimed her second Para Table Tennis gold medal at the Para Copa Cristina Hoffmann in Mexico.
Great Britain picked up an additional four bronze medals in the men’s doubles competitions on the final day in Cancun.
Bouron teamed up with Chilean Tamara Leonelli Leonelli in the women’s class 2-3 team event as they beat top-seeds Edith Lopez Sigala and Martha Verdin on the way to gold.
“Playing team with Tamara has been a great experience and I’ve especially enjoyed being able to play athletes that I haven’t had the opportunity to play in the past,” said Bouron.
“I’m pleased with how I’ve performed out here and hope that I can take this forward into future tournaments.”
Britain’s Dan Bullen and Cellan Hall, who both won individual medals on the previous day, came together to claim bronze in the men’s 4-5 class.
Despite defeat in the semi-finals, the pair were upbeat about their future after winning their first medal as a team.
“It was great playing team with Cellan,” said Bullen.
“I feel that we played really well in doubles and I have put in some good performances in the singles. I am pleased to get bronze.
“We both played really well in the semi-final, but it was not to be this time. Overall I’ve had a good tournament with lots of positives.”
Hall added: “I’m super-pleased that Dan and I made it out of our group and into the semi-final to obtain our first medal together as a team.
“Through working together and supporting each other we managed to win tough matches. It has been a valuable experience that we can use and take forward to future competitions.”
GB’s other bronze medals came from Alex Bland and Martin Perry in class 6-7, Ryan Henry who teamed up with Chile’s Jaime Jara Hernandez in class 8 and Craig Allen who competed alongside Japan’s Hayuma Abe in class 9.
Image credit: British Para TT
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