Olympic prospect Britton stars at Trinbago Table Tennis Open
Former Caribbean Under-21 Gold medallist Shemar Britton won the Men’s singles of the 2019 of the Trinbago Open table tennis championship over the weekend at the National Racquet Centre in Trinidad and Tobago.
Britton, who is pursuing studies in Law at the University of West Indies in the twin-island republic, defeated all comers in the groups stage to advance to the Round of 64.
In the Round-of-64, the Guyanese defeated Wayne Oudit by a 3-0 score line to advance to the round of 32 where he made light work of Sean Michael by an identical score line.
Battling Abraham Francis in the Round-of-16, he won 3-1 then won straight sets over former Caribbean junior silver medallist Luc O Young. The battles became harder for the Guyanese Olympic prospect and he came out on top against multiple Caribbean medallist Curtis Humprey’s by a 3-1.
In the final, he battled Arun Roopnarine, and was pushed hard to topple a valiant and tactical player 3-2.
Britton now sets sight on the WASA Table Tennis Club Invitational Team Table Tennis Championships as part of his preparation and push for key international engagements leading into the2020 Olympic qualification events.