Shackleton and Gilroy have to settle for the bronze medals in Bayreuth Open

Megan Shackleton in Germand. Fotograf: Petra Steyer
Megan Shackleton in Germand. Fotograf: Petra Steyer

Todmorden teenager Megan Shackleton put up a promising performance against the world’s top players at the Bayreuth Open in Germany, taking a bronze medal in the women’s class 4 team event.

In the round-robin event Shackleton and her experienced team partner Sue Gilroy were disappointed to lose 3-1 to Germany but played with credit against World champions China.

After Shackleton had taken a set off double Paralympic champion Ying Zhou, Gilroy led world champion Miao Zhang 2-0 but the Chinese player still won 3-2.

The GB pair had chances in the first two sets of the doubles but the combined experience of Zhou and Zhang clinched the match 3-0 and the tie 3-0.

Gilroy and Shackleton picked up the bronze after earlier wins against South Africa and India.