A TABLE tennis star from Ardrossan will be coming home from Mexico with two bronze medals to his name.

Ryan Henry, 21, was competing in the Copa Cristina Hoffmann, a Paralympic Table Tennis competition held in Cancun, Mexico last week.

Featuring competitors from across the globe, Ryan showed his class in his opening event - the class eight men’s singles.

He was victorious in his group, defeating 16-year-old Havier Cordova Cardona from El Salvador, three-time PanAmerican Championship medallist Paul Leonardo Polo Astudillo from Ecuador and 63-year-old Efrain Edgardo Espinosa Urzua from Mexico en route to the quarter finals.

He held his nerve in that match to defeat Marco Makkar, a silver medallist in the Para Copa Costa Rica last year in a last game decider with the match tied at two games a piece.

He would unfortunately lose his semi-final match against former PanAmerican champion Steven Roman Chinchilla though would take home the bronze medal.

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Ryan said: “I’m happy with how I played overall in the singles and to take home another bronze medal.

“I’m disappointed to have lost my semi-final but I played well and have some good experience to reflect on back home in training and look forward to getting another opportunity in the future.”

Henry would continue his good form in the second days play, making it a double bronze with partner Craig Allen in the MD18 men’s doubles event.

Despite losing in the semis, Ryan commented: “I’ve enjoyed playing doubles with Craig, and I feel we played well overall.

“I think we lack the experience of playing together and could definitely improve tactically and I look forward to us playing together again.”