14th Apr 2018

Stacey wins Bronze

Joshua Stacey won Wales’ 31st medal of the Commonwealth Games, taking bronze in the Para-Table Tennis TT6-10 category after beating Theo Cogill from South Africa 3-2 in the bronze medal match.  

It was Cogill who won the first game 11 – 8 but Stacey wasted no time in getting himself back into it as he went on to win the next two games with his clinical performance.  

The 18 year-old Welshman from Cardiff would need to win the next game to get his hands on the Bronze.   The South African made Stacey wait a little bit longer after he bounced back to win game number four.  

Going into the fourth game, Stacey’s coach, table tennis player Charlotte Carey, shared a simple message: “Take your time, this is it”.   And that’s exactly what the Welshman did as he went on to win the fifth and final game 11 – 8 to himself a place on that podium. 

Stacey said “I’ve got to give every credit to Theo, he gave me a good match but yes I’ve got a massive smile on my face right now.” 

And the youngster already has his eyes on the future.

“I’m over the moon. But bring on Birmingham 2022 when hopefully this medal will be a better colour.”

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