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Newham’s Facey Thompson shows form at World Championships

PUBLISHED: 07:58 19 October 2018

Newham's Ashley Facey Thompson in action

Newham's Ashley Facey Thompson in action

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Newham’s Ashley Facey Thompson is one of 10 British athletes to have made it through to the knockout stages of the World Para Table Tennis Championships in Slovenia.

Facey Thompson has been a revelation this season and the Stratford youngster made it three wins from three in his group with a 3-0 victory against Chao Ming Chee from Malaysia.

Having beaten Brazilian Lucas Dos Santos Carvalho 3-0 and world number seven Zhao Yi Qing of China 11-7 in a deciding fifth game, the 23-year-old fought back in the first two sets and took the match 11-8 in the third against Chao.

He said: “It’s been an amazing two days, they couldn’t have gone better.

“I kept my head against Zhao yesterday even when he came back into the match and today was tricky. My opponent has improved since the last time I played him in Slovakia so I had to work even harder. “Credit to him he played well but I had the upper hand in the end. I was very nervous today but my experience helped me to fight back in the first two sets.

“It has given me a lot of confidence to know that I can be down against a top player and come back so I’m really happy with how I performed today and I can’t wait for the quarter-finals now.”

Facey Thompson receives a bye into the quarter-finals and will play Koyo Iwabuchi from Japan.

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