Tin Tin Ho holds nerve to win bronze at Commonwealth Games

Victories over Guyana and Vanuatu seal bronze for England

Friday, 13th April 2018 — By Tom Foot

Tin Tin Ho

Tin Tin Ho with partner Denise Payet

PADDINGTON’S Tin-Tin Ho held her nerve against Australia’s Miao Miao to win a Bronze medal for England at the Commonwealth Games.

It was all down to the 19-year-old to seal victory over in the third-place play-off of women’s table tennis team tournament on the Gold Coast on Monday.

Tin-Tin, ranked No 114 in the world, had started with a defeat to Australia’s Melissa Tapper and needed to win her final match. She missed a match-point in the fourth set but went on to triumph – sparking wild celebrations. She said: “When I lost that, I told myself it could have gone either way. I just had to forget about it. I’ve been in that situation before when I’ve been up and lost so I’m really glad this time I’ve learnt from that.”

The team had reached the semi finals with victories over Guyana and Vanuatu. But they were beaten by eventual winners India 3-0.

The individual events are on Tuesday, with Tin-Tin featuring in singles and doubles.

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