Paul Drinkhall lived up to his number one seeding as he claimed the Men's Singles title at the Olympic test event in Rio.
The 25-year-old Loftus player was impressive in beating Thiago Monteiro of the host nation 4-0 (11-5, 12-10, 11-7, 11-7) to take the Aquece Rio International Tournament.
Drinkhall told the ITTF website it was very good to go and see the conditions in Rio:
Teesside's Paul Drinkhall has been knocked out of the Table Tennis Men's Singles event at the Commonwealth Games.
The 24-year-old, from Loftus, was beaten 11-7, 11-6, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6 (4-1) by India's Saratha Kamal Achanta at the Quarter-Final stage.
But Drinkhall will be back in action in the Men's Doubles Bronze Medal Match.
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Teesside's Paul Drinkhall is now guaranteed a silver medal in the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles at the Commonwealth Games.
The 24-year-old, from Loftus, and his wife Joanna Drinkhall beat Northallerton's Daniel Reed and Kelly Sibley 3-2 in a tense Semi-Final match in Glasgow.
The Drinkhall's won Game One 11-5, before Reed and Sibley levelled the match and then went 2-1 up in Game Three. But it was once again level at 2-2 in Game Four, before the Drinkhall's went on to clinch the final Game 11-8.
The result means Paul and Joanna Drinkhall face Liam Pitchford and Tin Tin Ho in an all-England Gold Medal Match. While Reed and Sibley will face Singapore in the Bronze match.
Paul Drinkhall has progressed to the Quarter-Finals of the Table Tennis Men's Singles event at the Commonwealth Games.
The 24-year-old, from Loftus, qualified after beating Ryan Jenkins of Wales 4-0 in the Third Round.
The Men's Singles Quarter-Finals get underway at 4pm.
Teesside's Paul Drinkhall has earned his second Semi-Final spot in a matter of hours after progressing in the Table Tennis Men's Doubles.
The 24-year-old, from Loftus, and his partner Liam Pitchford overcame Nigeria 3-2 in the Quarter-Finals. It came less an hour after Drinkhall and his wife Joanna qualified for the Semi-Finals of the Mixed Doubles event.
However, Northallerton's Daniel Reed is out of the Men's Doubles after he and Sam Walker were beaten 3-1 by India in the Quarter-Finals.
Paul Drinkhall and Daniel Reed have both qualified for the Quarter-Finals of the Table Tennis Men's Doubles.
Drinkhall, from Loftus, and Liam Pitchford beat Australia 3-1 in the Third Round. Whilst Reed, from Northallerton, and Sam Walker recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Scotland.
The pair will be back in action later today. Drinkhall and Pitchford face Nigeria, Reed and Walker take on India. Both matches start at 4pm.
Teesside's Paul Drinkhall is through to the Third Round of the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles.
The 24-year-old, from Loftus, and his wife Joanna Drinkhall beat the Seychelles 3-1 in their Second Round match.
Commonwealth Games silver medallist Paul Drinkhall says Table Tennis is on the up.
The 24-year-old, from Loftus, was part of the England Men's Team which finished as runners-up to Singapore. Northallerton's Daniel Reed was among the team.
Drinkhall also won a silver medal in the same event at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010.
Two North East athletes have won a silver medal in table tennis at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Paul Drinkhall, from Loftus, and Daniel Reed, from Northallerton, take home the silver medal in the Men's Team Event after being beaten 3-1 by Singapore in the Gold Medal Match.
Table Tennis player Paul Drinkhall is aiming to win his first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The 24-year-old, from Loftus, won a silver and a bronze medal at the Games in Delhi in 2010. Now he's hoping to go one better.