The University of Gloucestershire table tennis team took a bronze in the BUCS National individual Championships at last week’s tournament. The bronze was picked up by Sam Turner who was knocked out by eventual the plate competition winner.
Turner ”really deserves medal” says captain, Newton
Club Captain Adam Newton has been really pleased with his team’s performance and really enjoyed watching Turner’s success saying, ”The standard is exceptionally high and the games are tough. Myself, Jake Styles and Sam Pegg were all knocked out in the second round of the plate on Sunday, but Sam Turner made it to the semi finals and ended up winning the bronze medal. Sam is an exceptional competitor and is so dedicated to the sport and really deserves the medal.”
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Turner raises the bar
On his way to the bronze medal Turner had the game of his life in the quarter finals according to Newton who said, ”He played the best I’ve ever seen him play in the quarter finals.” A great individual performance saw his only defeat come at the hands of the winner.
Great team performance punching above weight
A semi-final and several second round performances is a really gold display from the UoG team, who don’t have a coach. Other teams turned up with a coach and that can add an extra dimension of review process after games, so to pick up a medal without one is some feat.
The team will continue to train regularly and have a few games left in their season, but will be having a few days off to recover after a tough weekend.