Participants

Paul DRINKHALL

Paul DRINKHALL
    Table Tennis
Birth Date:  16 Jan 1990
Place of Birth:  MIDDLESBROUGH
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  28
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  175
Weight (Kg):  80

Events and Medals


Paul DRINKHALL - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 12:00
Men's Team Group 2
England
3
Ghana
0
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 18:30
Men's Team Group 2
England
3
Guyana
0
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 18:30
Men's Team Quarterfinal 4
Northern Ireland
0
England
3
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr followed by
Men's Team Semifinal 2
Nigeria
3
England
2
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 16:55
Bronze Medal Event Men's Team Bronze Medal Match
Singapore
0
England
3
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 13:00
Men's Doubles Round of 32
ABREFA Derek/LARTEY Felix
0
DRINKHALL Paul/PITCHFORD Liam
3
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 20:15
Men's Singles Round of 32
Ashley ROBINSON
0
Paul DRINKHALL
4
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 16:30
Men's Singles Round of 16
Zhen WANG
4
Paul DRINKHALL
2
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 18:35
Men's Doubles Round of 16
ABIODUN Bode/OMOTAYO Olajide
0
DRINKHALL Paul/PITCHFORD Liam
3
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 9:30
Men's Doubles Quarterfinal 4
GAO Ning/PANG Xue Jie
2
DRINKHALL Paul/PITCHFORD Liam
3
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 18:40
Men's Doubles Semifinal 2
DESAI Harmeet/SHETTY Sanil Shankar
0
DRINKHALL Paul/PITCHFORD Liam
3
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 20:45
Gold Medal Event Men's Doubles Gold Medal Match
ACHANTA Sharath/GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan
2
DRINKHALL Paul/PITCHFORD Liam
3
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRank
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Singles QF
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Doubles 4
2014 Glasgow, SCO Mixed Doubles 1
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Team 2
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Singles QF
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Doubles R32
2010 Delhi, IND Mixed Doubles 3
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Team 2
2006 Melbourne, AUS Men's Singles R32
2006 Melbourne, AUS Men's Doubles 4
2006 Melbourne, AUS Mixed Doubles R32
2006 Melbourne, AUS Men's Team 5

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Singles R16
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Team QF
2012 London, GBR Men's Singles R32
2012 London, GBR Men's Team 9

World Championships
YearLocationEventRank
2017 Dusseldorf, GER Men's Singles R64
2017 Dusseldorf, GER Men's Doubles R64
2016 Kuala Lumpur, MAS Men's Team 3
2015 Suzhou, CHN Men's Singles R64
2015 Suzhou, CHN Men's Doubles R64
2014 Tokyo, JPN Men's Team 25
2011 Rotterdam, NED Men's Singles R128
2011 Rotterdam, NED Men's Doubles Prelim
2011 Rotterdam, NED Mixed Doubles R64
2009 Yokohama, JPN Men's Singles R128
2009 Yokohama, JPN Mixed Doubles R64

Nickname: Wiggy, Titch (Athlete, 4 Jul 2017)
Hobbies

Golf, tennis, football and family time. (Athlete, 4 Jul 2017)


Occupation: Athlete. (Twitter, 11 Apr 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

PERSONAL: Steve BAILEY (ENG) (icoachtabletennis.com, 18 Mar 2015)
CLUB: Jorg ROSSKOPF (GER) (ittf.com, 27 Jun 2017)
NATIONAL: Alan COOKE (ENG) (derbyshiretimes.co.uk, 19 May 2016)


Position style: Right-handed, shakehand grip
Sporting relatives

His brother represented England in table tennis and held a national U18 title. Both of his parents played at a national level in badminton for England. (Athlete, 4 Jul 2017)


Injuries

Had a hip operation in 2013, was on crutches for six weeks and out of action for 11 months. (Athlete, 4 Jul 2017)


Reason: Played a lot of sport as a child, but would always go along with his grandad who played in the local table tennis league to watch. Decided to join in and play at the age of seven. (Athlete, 4 Jul 2017)
Ambition: "To win a gold medal at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in singles and the team event." (Athlete, 4 Jul 2017)
Memorable: "Winning the gold medal in the mixed doubles at Glasgow in 2014 with my wife." (Athlete, 4 Jul 2017)
Hero: Swiss tennis player Roger FEDERER. "He is a model professional and I respect what he has done." (Athlete, 4 Jul 2017)
Influence: "Liu JIAYI, a previous coach of mine, starting from around the age of nine. He not only influenced my game in a Chinese way, but is like a second dad to me as we were together for 14 years, and travelling away from my family." (Athlete, 4 Jul 2017)
Ritual: "I try to stay away from them." (Athlete, 4 Jul 2017)
Additional information

ACHIEVEMENTS
At age 17, in 2007, he became the youngest player to win an English senior men's title, and in 2014 was the first Englishman in 18 years to win an International Table Tennis Federation World Tour singles event, at the Spanish Open. (pauldrinkhall.com, 6 Mar 2016; bbc.com, 7 Apr 2016)


FAMILY AFFAIR
His wife, Joanna, represents England and Great Britain in table tennis. They partner up in the mixed doubles and together won gold at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. (pauldrinkhall.com, 6 Mar 2016) 


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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