O’Driscoll Scoops Silver For Great Britain In The Table Tennis

Huge congratulations to Princethorpe College Sixth Former, Alex O’Driscoll, who scooped a silver medal in the Table Tennis at the World Dwarf Games in Canada this summer.

A keen sportsman, seventeen-year-old Alex, who has been playing Table Tennis since he was eight years old, competed in the Open Classification category playing against competitors from countries across the world.

Alex played in four rounds of matches to qualify for the quarter finals, won through to the semis but then lost. He took the bronze medal in the play-offs but was moved up to silver after a disqualification

Alex trains regularly on Saturdays and Monday evening with the Lillington Free Church Club in Bishop’s Tachbrook.

Alex commented, “It was an amazing experience, eye opening and life changing. I met so many people I will remain friends with. The stand out moment for me was when I took part in the opening ceremony and they played the national anthem, I felt so proud.”

The Great Britain team had around 80 athletes competing in the games and achieved an amazing medal haul of 202 medals from 25 sporting events, placing Great Britain second only to the USA in the rankings. The 2017 games were the largest in the history of the world games and took place in Guelph, Ontario in Canada.

It’s back to club matches now for Alex and training for the National Games which will take place next May, but he has his sights set on the next World Games in four years’ time and who knows maybe even a Gold medal.