Ryan Henry Medal Haul
A busy and successful end to the season for Ryan Henry who has won several medals recently at prestigious national and international events. In the last 12 months, Ryan has been taking all the training and competition opportunities he possibly can. Competing for North Ayrshire in WoS Senior League, Scottish National League, British League and competing / training for the Paralympic GB team abroad and in Sheffield.
The rewards for his hard work and efforts have came towards the end of the season, which seen Ryan win Gold and Silver medals at the 1st Scottish Disability Championships, Bronze medal at the Mexican Open and Bronze medal at the Costa Brava Open. See below for more detailed results
Scottish Disability Championships
Mens Singles – Winner
Mens Physical Standing – Runner Up
Bronze Medal – TM8
Partner – Jamie Jara Hernandez (CHI)
Costa Brava Open
Bronze Medal – TM8
Partner – Roy Van Der Burg (NED)
British Para Nationals
Class 8 – Semi Finals
Standing Doubles – Semi Finals
Partner – Jack Stockdale
Mexican Open – Excerpt from British Para TT Website
They lost 2-0 to the Asian Para Games team bronze medallist Takumi Shukunobe and US Open bronze medallist Hiromi Sato from Japan but secured the bronze medal with a 2-0 win against Costa Rica, Henry beating the class 8 singles gold medallist and Pan-American champion Steven Roman Chinchilla in the first singles match.
“I’m happy to win a bronze in the team event,” said Henry. “It’s been a good competition for me overall with some good wins in the singles and team events. I’m looking forward to working hard back home towards my next international competition.”
Spanish Open – Excerpt from British Para TT Website
Henry and Van Der Burg reached the semi-finals with a 2-0 win against Korea/Japan having earlier lost 2-0 to the very experienced Belgian/Italian combination of Marc Ledoux and Samuel De Chiara. After losing the doubles to Andrianus Van Amerongen and Devin Wassink, Van Der Burg levelled the semi-final with a 3-1 win against Van Amerongen and Wassink was just too strong for 18 year old Henry in the final singles, taking it 3-1 to send Netherlands into the final.
“I’m happy with how I played throughout the tournament and pleased to win bronze,” said Henry. “I had chances to win my last match and my opponent played very well. I feel I’ve learnt a lot from the last few days and know what I need to work on to achieve more in the future.”