McKibbon into table tennis knockout stages and loving every second
London 2012 table tennis bronze medallist Aaron McKibbin enjoyed every second of his return to Paralympic action in Rio - and can’t wait for another crack at the podium.
McKibbin, 25, topped his Class 8 group to make the knockout stages with confidence brimming in Rio.
The London 2012 Paralympian, who won a bronze in team event four years ago, said:
“I loved every second of it. I’ve had the whole day to prepare and I think I’ve done myself justice.”
"I’ve had the whole day to prepare and I think I’ve done myself justice.” Aaron McKibbin
However, there was disappointment for Ross Wilson, who failed to make it out the group stages.
He now looks to the team event later in the Games but, clearly disappointed, he said:
“I left it all out there I just didn’t have enough. I really wanted to have enough just for everyone who has supported me and really give something back to them and for myself as well.
“Hopefully I can have a few days rest and try and reflect on how those matches have gone and try and come back stronger for the team event.
“I know the boys deserve it more than anything and I will give absolutely everything to try and get them a medal.”
Jack Hunter-Spivey, in class 5, is also looking ahead after a difficult sequence of matches meant he exited in the group stages.
“There are a lot of positives to take out of this and all sorts of things I can work on and I’ll be back in the future to win more matches.”