Stonehouse table tennis star Billy Shilton is on the cusp of a Paralympics medal after producing a superb performance to come from 2-1 down to beat former World number one and Rio 2016 bronze medallist Piotr Grudzien from Poland 3-2.
“It is hard to say how much it means in words,” said Shilton. “I’m so happy with the way I performed the whole match. I was very nervous going into it as he is such an experienced player in these sort of matches and I knew it was going to be very difficult. I knew I had to stick to my game and be as positive as I could and it was enough today so I’m really happy to have won that game.
“I think now it is important not to get too ahead of myself. It was a really good win and I’m really happy but tomorrow I’ve got a quarter-final and I’ll fight for a medal. So I’m very happy but all focus is on tomorrow now.”