Athletes

Ross Wilson

Ross Wilson Table Tennis

Ross first started playing Table Tennis when he went on a family holiday and discovered that he really enjoyed the sport. 

  • Events:
    Table Tennis
  • Home Town:
    Minster, Kent
  • Lives:
    Isle of Sheppey, Kent
  • Trains:
    London Progress/EIS Sheffield
  • Date Of Birth:
    05/06/1995
  • Games Attended:
    London 12

After his parents gave him a table for Christmas he never looked back. Despite his love for Table Tennis, his ambition is to carry on studying and gaining qualifications.

His greatest achievement to date was winning a silver medal at the 2011 Bayreuth Open, Bayreuth, Germany competing in the men’s Singles class 8. He also marked another memorable moment in his career when he became a two-time national Doubles champion in non-disabled competition.

At London 2012, Ross made his Paralympic debut.

In the men's Singles class 8 finals, Ross narrowly missed out on the medals following a close match against the world no. 2, Emil Andersson.

In the men's Team class 6-8, Ross played alongside ParalympicsGB team-mates Will Bayley and Aaron McKibbin and produced a strong performance in the finals to take the bronze medal.

Ross has a rare genetic condition which affects his bones and the way that they grow.

Major Results

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • Men's Singles, class 8: 4th
    Men's Team, class 6-8 (with Will Bayley and Aaron McKibbin): bronze
     
  • 2012 Slovenian Open, Lasko, Slovenia
  • Men's Singles, class 8: gold
  • 2012 Slovakian Open, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Men's Singles, class 8: bronze
  • 2012 China Open, Beijing, China
  • Men's Team, class 8 (with Aaron McKibbin GBR): gold
  • 2012 Lignano Master Open, Lignano, Italy
  • Men's Singles, class 8: silver
    Men's Team, class 8 (with Aaron McKibbin GBR): gold
  • 2011 European Championships, Split, Croatia
  • Men's Singles, class 8: silver



     

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