Torpoint's David Wetherill gets GB Paralympic call-up

David Wetherill
Wetherill made the quarter-finals at the 2008 Beijing games

Cornish table tennis player David Wetherill has been selected for the Great Britain Paralympic squad.

London 2012 will be the 22-year-old from Torpoint's second games after he was selected for Beijing 2008.

He is ranked seventh in the world for the class six category for athletes with disabilities who can stand.

"I am really happy to be part of Paralympics GB and this announcement has really hit home that the Games are not far away," he said.

"We have all been training really hard to get to this point and this will intensify over the coming months."

Wetherill, who has a bone condition called multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, which affects the growth of all of his long bones and joints, missed out on the medals in Beijing but hopes that four years of training and experience can help him go further.

"Competing in Beijing was a great experience but there will be a different atmosphere in London," he said.

"The Paralympics are a really good opportunity to showcase our sport and demonstrate what disabled athletes can achieve."

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