Glasgow 2014: Hannah Hicks targets table tennis medal

Hannah Hicks
Hicks is ranked fourth in England

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

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23 July - 3 August
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English table tennis star Hannah Hicks says she is determined to put right the heartache of four years ago and win a Commonwealth Games medal.

Hicks, 23, missed out on a bronze medal in the play-off at the Delhi Games in 2010, but aims to go one better.

Hicks will compete in the women's team event in Glasgow later this month.

"I would say that my game is stronger than four years ago," Hicks told BBC South Today. "I'm mentally stronger so hopefully I can play well."

"We just missed out on a bronze in Delhi so hopefully if we go in with a strong attitude we can come away with a medal."

Hannah Hicks

Hicks, now ranked number four in England, started playing at the age of 12 after having a go at the sport while on holiday in Poole, Dorset.

And now over a decade later the Under-21 National Champion is competing on one of the biggest stages the sport has to offer.

"It does feel surreal," added Hicks.

"When I first started playing I would never have dreamed of getting to where I have done. I'm just taking every opportunity I can, not taking anything for granted and continuing to work hard as that has got me to where I am today."

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