Great Britain name table tennis team for Paralympics in Rio

Part of the Olympic Games since Seoul table tennis is the most popular racket sport in the world. Devilish spin and incredible reflexes make it a spellbinding spectacle. Men and women compete individually and in teams.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Xu Xin of China is seen during the Table Tennis Men's Team Quarterfinal Match between China and Great Britain on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Xu Xin of China is seen during the Table Tennis Men's Team Quarterfinal Match between China and Great Britain on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Paralympics 2012: Great Britain men win bronze in table tennis

Paralympics 2012: Great Britain secure two bronze in table tennis

Paralympics Great Britain men win bronze in table tennis

Joao Monteiro and Tiago Apolonia of Portugal celebrate during Men's Team Table Tennis first round match against team of Great Britain on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 3, 2012 in London, England.

Joao Monteiro and Tiago Apolonia of Portugal celebrate during Men's Team Table Tennis first round match against team of Great Britain on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2012 in London, England.

China maintains its third place spot behind the United States and Great Britain on the medal table on the eleventh day of the Rio Games after winning five medals: two gold, one silver, and two bronze. Li Xiaoxia, Ding Ning, and Liu Shiwen have defeated Germany to claim the first title in the women's table tennis team event. Diver Cao Yuan grabbed the gold in the men's 3m springboard.

China maintains its third place spot behind the United States and Great Britain on the medal table on the eleventh day of the Rio Games after winning five medals: two gold, one silver, and two bronze. Li Xiaoxia, Ding Ning, and Liu Shiwen have defeated Germany to claim the first title in the women's table tennis team event. Diver Cao Yuan grabbed the gold in the men's 3m springboard.

(L-R) Bronze medallists William Bayley of Great Britain, Aaron Mckibbin of Great Britain and Ross Wilson of Great Britain stand on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Team Table Tennis - Classes 6-8 on day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on September 7, 2012 in London, England

Ross Wilson in 2012 London Paralympics - Day 9 - Table Tennis

Brits Will Bayley, Aaron Mckibbin and Ross Wilson take the table tennis team bronze

Bronze medallists Jane Campbell of Great Britain (L) and Sara Head of Great Britain (R) wave from the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Team Table Tennis - Classes 1-3 on day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on September 7, 2012 in London, England.

Sara Head in 2012 London Paralympics - Day 9 - Table Tennis

Jane Campbell and Sara Head with their bronze medals in the women's team table tennis

North Korea's Kim Jong returns a shot to Great Britain's Na Liu during the women's team table tennis competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in London.

North Korea's Kim Jong returns a shot to Great Britain's Na Liu during the women's team table tennis competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. in London.

Great Britain’s Will Bayley celebrates after winning the Class 7 men’s singles table tennis gold medal match against the home favourite Israel Pereira. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Will Bayley soaks up acclaim after winning feisty table tennis final

Will Bayley became Paralympic champion in the class 7 table tennis event after winning an ill-tempered final with Israel Pereira Stroh

Great Britain's - gold Table Tennis  Singles - Class 1

Great Britain's - gold Table Tennis Singles - Class 1

At London 2012 there was great team spirit from the GB Table Tennis team. Some of those players will be back in action on #NPD2013.

In Table Tennis, bronze for the men’s and women’s teams took Britain to a record tally of four medals from London

Daily Life #1: The video above shows us all about cricket. The national sport is cricket. It is played with teams of 11 people. They play with a small ball and a paddle. To get runs (points) you need to switch places with another batter. The most popular sport is Football (Soccer). It is played just like soccer here in america. There are many teams and clubs but many people just play for fun.

Daily Life #1: The video above shows us all about cricket. The national sport is cricket. It is played with teams of 11 people. They play with a small ball and a paddle. To get runs (points) you need to switch places with another batter. The most popular sport is Football (Soccer). It is played just like soccer here in america. There are many teams and clubs but many people just play for fun.

Result: Great Britain's Paul Drinkhall loses in last 16

Great Britain's Paul Drinkhall suffers defeat at the hands of Vladimir Samsonov in the last 16 at the Olympic Games.

Great Britain team Gold Philip Hindes (Left), Chris Hoy (right) and Jason Kenny in Cycling - Men's team Sprint

Thursday's Olympic medal winners

Great Britain team Gold Philip Hindes (Left), Chris Hoy (right) and Jason Kenny in Cycling - Men's team Sprint

Frederick John Perry (18 May 1909 – 2 February 1995) was a championship-winning English tennis and table tennis player who won 10 Majors including eight Grand Slams and two Pro Slams.  Perry won three consecutive Wimbledon Championships between 1934 and 1936 and was World No. 1 four years in a row.  Perry also became the last British player to win the men's Wimbledon championship in 1936.

Frederick John Perry May 1909 – 2 February was a championship-winning English tennis and table tennis player who won 10 Majors including eight Grand Slams and two Pro Slams.

Cycling – men's team pursuit - Gold for Great Britain

Friday's Olympic medal winners

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