Medal delight for Megan in Romania

Megan Shackleton. Picture: Michael Loveder
Megan Shackleton. Picture: Michael Loveder

Todmorden’s Megan Shackleton won a bronze medal for the GB Para Table Tennis Team in the Romania International Open in Cluj.

Fifteen year old Megan was successful in the women’s class 2-5 singles and her medal was one of four bronzes collected by Great Britain.

Megan, the youngest member of the GB Performance Squad, progressed to the knockout stages with wins over Giada Rossi from Italy and the Romanian Dorina Vargatu before finding the experienced Federica Cudia from Italy too good in the semi-finals.

“I think I played quite well,” said Shackleton.

“I was focusing on my tactics and I’m beginning to understand more about what I need to do to win games. I’m really happy to win my first individual medal.”

Shaun Marples, the GB Pathway team coach, said: “It has been a good tournament and all the players have benefited from the experience of playing against some very tough international opposition.”