Team Guyana cops bronze at Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championship 


Both the senior men’s and women’s table tennis teams finished with bronze at the Caribbean Championships which concludes today (March 25)  at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.

The men’s team, comprising  Shemar Britton, Elishaba Johnson, Paul David and Jonathan Van Lange, had produced a major upset by beating regional powerhouse Dominican Republic 3-2 in the quarter-final.

However, their quest for further glory was cut short as they lost 0-3 to Puerto Rico in the semi-final.

Similarly, the women’s quartet of  Olympian Chelsea Edghill, Natalie Cummings, Thuraia Thomas and Jasmin Billingy, lost 0-3 to Cuba in their semi-final.

From left: Paul David, Shemar Britton, Jonathan Van Lange, Elishaba Johnson

However, the semi-final finish is good enough to secure a spot at the Pan America Championships.

A top-two finish here would have safeguarded their spot at the Pan American Games but they are still other qualification tournaments on the horizon.

Earlier in the week, Guyana also qualified for the Central American and Caribbean Games.

Attention will now turn to the Junior Caribbean  Championships from Monday and there is a high expectation of medals from Guyanese in both Singles and Team events.


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