Athletes

David Wetherill

David Wetherill Table Tennis

David competed for ParalympicsGB for the first time in Beijing, where he beat the former champion by a comfortable margin to reach the final eight.

  • Events:
    Table Tennis
  • Home Town:
    Torpoint, Cornwall
  • Lives:
    Sheffield
  • Trains:
    EIS Sheffield
  • Date Of Birth:
    22/12/1989
  • Games Attended:
    London 12, Beijing 08

David first started playing Table Tennis aged 10, when he went along to the Table Tennis club at his local village hall. He cites his parents as the most important influence in his life; both are PE teachers and his Dad sometimes acts as coach. David competed at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, where he beat the former champion by a comfortable margin to reach the final eight.

On his second appearance for ParalympicsGB in London, David competed in the preliminary rounds of the men's Singles class 6 event.

Alongside his many sporting achievements, David also graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Biological Chemistry from the University of Sheffield in 2011.

Major Results

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • Men's Singles, class 6: Prelims
     
  • 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
  • Men's Singles, class 6: prelims
    Men's Team, class 6-8: round of 8
  • 2012 Slovenian Open, Lasko, Slovenia
  • Men's Team, class 6 (with Peter Rosenmeier DEN): gold
  • 2012 Slovakian Open, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Men's Singles, class 6: bronze
    Men's Team, class 6 (with Thomas Rau GER): gold



     

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