Commonwealth Games: Tough draw for Table Tennis team
In what is described as a “tough draw” for Guyana by Coach Idi Lewis, the country’s male and female team will come up against some of the world’s top countries within the Commonwealth on Friday in the Team’s event at the National Exhibition Centre Table Tennis facility.
The team of Shemar Britton, Joel Alleyne, Christopher Franklin and Johnathon Van Lange, seeded 10th in Group One, will face England (#1 seed), Fiji and Bangladesh.
Over in the females, Chelsea Edghill, Priscilla Greaves, Thuraia Thomas and Natalie Cummings, are down to face Fiji, India and South Africa in Group Two.
“It’s a tough draw, but I like our chances,” Coach Lewis said in an invited comment. “Those are teams we can beat and compete against, both male and female, so I like our chances to at least make it to the quarter-finals.
In 2018 when the games were hosted in Australia, the Guyanese women fell short of a medal in the Team’s tournament, when they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Singapore.
The Men’s team exited in the Round-of-16, losing to Canada.