Team Wales: Women's Table Tennis players announced

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 5:35pm

By Shaun Moore - Commonwealth Games Reporter

Team Wales has announced the 2022 Women's Table Tennis team for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Following Table Tennis's qualification earlier this year, the following athletes have been selected to compete in the Women's Table Tennis event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The women's team will consist of: Charlotte Carey, Anna Hursey, Chloe Thomas Wu Zhang, and Lara Whitton.

"Well done to all the players that have been selected and we feel that this is a really strong team that could really perform and improve on our finishing position from the 2018 Games.  We are delighted that our Gold Coast team of Charlotte, Chloe and Anna will be reunited and will be joined by Lara, who has played outstandingly this year." – Rhian Pearce, CEO Table Tennis Wales

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will feature more medals for women than men, with 136 opportunities to win a spot on the podium. Birmingham 2022 will have the largest female sports programme in history, which includes Women's T20 Cricket for the first time.

Chris Jenkins, Commonwealth Games Wales CEO said "Congratulations to all of the players and the support staff for once again producing a strong Table Tennis team. It's great to see not only the talent they have as athletes, but the comradery they have as a sport. Preparations are going well for us and we look forward to sharing further news on selected athletes over the next few weeks."

Team Wales finished 7th at the last Games in Gold Coast 2018, and with a similar size team going into Birmingham, they are hoping to echo the success of 4 years ago.

The Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis event will be held at Birmingham's NEC from the first day of competitions on July 29th 2022.

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