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Drinkhall goes through to Men's Singles Quarter-Finals

Paul Drinkhall, from Loftus, is through to the Men's Singles Quarter-Finals Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

Drinkhall into Men's Doubles Semi Finals

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.


Drinkhall and Reed into Men's Doubles Quarter-Finals

Paul Drinkhall, from Loftus, has qualified for the Men's Doubles Quarter-Finals Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

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.


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