I would like to thank SATTB in choosing me again to represent South Africa, this time at the Commonwealth Table Thennis Championship held in New Delhi, India 5~10 May 2013.
First up was the Teams event, then after that follows the open section.
In the teams event we were drawn in the same group as Singapore (Champions) and Australia. Singapore was the first game for us, and the strength of the Singaporean was just far too good, we lost 3-0. Australia was also too strong for us, and we again lost 3-0. So we now had to fight for position 9~13, and it was another round robin of 5 teams (New Zealand, Canada, Maldives, Nigeria).
We meet Maldvies 3-0, next we lost to Nigeria 3-1, while I had a close win over Fatima Kazeem (11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-8). Infact the Nigerian game was all very close and it was a 50-50 chance for both sides. Next up was Canada where we lost 3-1, I had a win by walkover.
Lastly it was agaist New Zealand, New Zealand rested they number 1 player and my good friend Sarah Her-Lee. I was first up and lost to Natalie Paterson 1-3, my team mate Zodwa took the 2nd game 3-0 and Khanyisile took the 3rd game 3-1, at this stage we were up 2-1. Zodwa was next and lost to Natalie 1-3, so it was 2-2. It was up to Armindeep Singh and myself to finish it off.
With huge pressure, I managed to take the first set 11-8, and lost the 2nd with 9-11, I then fought back and won the 3rd with 11-4 and all the pressure was gone when I got the winning point to take the 4th set 12-10, and together with that the game and matches both at 3-2 in favour of South Africa.
Here is some photos: