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World Doubles Bronze for Pudsey’s Sandra Rider

Pudsey Pair Win Medal in Las Vegas

The 19th World Veteran Table Tennis Championships was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from 18-24 June, with over 5,000 competitors from a record 92 countries and players ranging in age from 40-95 years old.

Pudsey Tables Tennis's Sandra Rider, partnered with Shirley Gelder from Sunderland, competed in the age 60-64 doubles. In the group stages they played a German pair, a Chinese pair and a USA/Hong Kong pair and won all three matches to go through to the main championship draw.

In Round 1 they played a very strong Chinese pair and won the match 3-2 11-7 in the 5th. Next up was an Australian pair who had already achieved a world bronze medal in the previous World Championships, but Sandra and Shirley beat them comfortably 3-0. The duo's hardest match was in the last 8, against another Chinese pair which they won 11-9 in the 5th to put them into the semi-final against a very strong Indian pair. This pair proved too strong, winning 3-0 to leave the ladies with a World Veterans Bronze Medal.

Peter Thompson
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Posted 29 Jun 2018, 15:25

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