Rob Davies Secures Class 1 Table Tennis Gold 👏👏 – won day six

Rob Davies secures class 1 table tennis gold
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Rob Davies Secures Class 1 Table Tennis Gold.  He secured the gold medal in the men’s single class 1 final against Korean Joo Young Dae with 3-1

The Brecon table tennis star capped a remarkable story by winning Paralympics gold in Rio on day six.

He defeated his Korean opponent Young Dae Joo in the final in four games 3-1 (14-12, 4-11, 11-9, 11-5).

It was just 24 hours after teammate Will Bayley took singles class 7 gold.  Davies matched that achievement with victory in the class 1 gold medal match.

The 32-year-old, who did not progress past the preliminaries at London 2012, took the first game 14-12 before his opponent immediately hit back to level in the next.

Davies admitted the Korean was a strong player.  But he eventually took hold of the game and smashed his way to gold.  It was celebration time for Rob Davies.  He couldn’t believe he had done it!

Rob Davies is a former Brecon RFC hooker who suffered a broken neck in September 2005 following a collapsed scrum.  He was treated at the University Hospital of Wales where he was initially told he would not recover movement in his legs and arms.

He was then moved to a specialist spinal unit in Llandaff, he regained some use in his arms and hands. It was during his rehabilitation he met Welsh table tennis player Sara Head who introduced him to the sport. The athlete never looked back

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