PARA TABLE TENNIS: Bronze for Bullen in Spain

St Neots star Daniel Bullen in action during the Spanish Open. Picture: ALVARO DIAZ

St Neots star Daniel Bullen in action during the Spanish Open. Picture: ALVARO DIAZ - Credit: Archant

St Neots star Daniel Bullen produced a medal-winning performance at the Spanish Open.

Bullen, 21, earned bronze in the Men’s Class 5 event in Almeria after going down 3-0 to Swedish teenager David Olsson at the semi-final stage.

Bullen was beaten 3-0 by Gerardus Van Grunsven (Holland) in his opening group match but recovered to beat Colombian rival Hector Castaneda Ossa 3-1 to reach the knockout stages.

Bullen then saw off another Dutchamn, Sam Roelofs, 3-1 in the quarter-finals before bowing out at the hands of Olsson.

“I’m pleased to win a medal, but I’m also disappointed with the loss in the semi-final as I have beaten David before,” said Bullen.


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“He has obviously worked hard and studied my game as he changed his tactics and played well.

“This has made me even more determined to work hard on my game and look at my opponents’ weaknesses so I will be much stronger when I play them again.”

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Bullen was part of a nine-man British team for the Spanish Open.

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