03 Sep 2012

Gold Medal favourite Will Bayley grabs a sensational Silver Medal at the Paralympics 2012!

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Bayley was up against Jochen Wollmert in the S7 Men’s Table Tennis Final at the Excel Arena.

Wollmert on his quest to grab his place in the final caused upset to the Chinese world No. 1 after beating him in the semi finals.

Wollmert beat Bayley in a 3-1 battle with the scores going 11-8, 4-11, 11-5, 11-4 in a match lasting 40 minutes in front of a sellout crowd.

Wollmert has won an outstanding 9 Paralympic medals since his first appearance at the Barcelona 1992 Games

After his defeat Will said, “I’m a fighter – I’ve shown that all my life, and I’ll be back”.

Will’s story is incredible and he has proved he is a “fighter” countless times.

Will was born with Arthrogryposis, a rare congenital disorder affecting the joints of the hands and feet, he was in and out of hospitals undergoing operations until he was 18 and when he was 7, he was also diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a blood cancer. After intense chemotherapy Bayley left the hospital and discovered his passion for table tennis.

Congratulations Will on your Medal, A true inspiration!

Conor Haynes


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