OUT TO PREVENT A CHINESE TAKEAWAY
11 January 2012
By Yorkshire Post
With the Olympics exactly 200 days away, we continue the build up in the company of Britain’s No 1 table tennis player, Paul Drinkhall, of Middlesbrough. Nick Westby reports.
The journey to London 2012 for Britain’s No 1 table tennis player takes in Budapest, Sheffield, Luxembourg and Doha.
Paul Drinkhall also has to fit into his schedule playing for the top side in Italy’s professional league.
These are busy times for the 21-year-old Middlesbrough-born, Rotherham resident, who is the nation’s best hope of ending the Chinese stranglehold on the sport.
Such is the expectation on Chinese players at any international table tennis tournament that an inability to win a clean sweep of gold medals is seen as failure.
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