Alan wins silver at Belgian Junior Open

IMG_0404Congratulations to Alan Walsh who won a silver medal at the Belgian Junior Open in the team event at Spa, Belgium

Partnering Alexandr Lusin from Estonia and Moldova,s Andrei Putintica ,the team was seeded third in the five team group behind Russia and the home team Belgium

In a tough opening game against the host nation,the Irish ,Estonian,Moldovan combination lost out 1/3 with Alan losing out to Florian Cnudde

In a titanic struggle in the second match against Russia it went down to the final game with Alan’s team mate Alexandr Lusin winning 16/14 in the fifth set

The third  match  was also a close affair but the Belgium/Canada combination won out 3/1

So it was all down to the final game. The Ireland/Estonia/Moldova combination had to defeat the Belgium/Luxembourg team 3/0 to secure second spot and a coveted silver medal

At 2/0 up the pressure was on Alan to secure the third victory

In a confident and powerful display he outgunned Luxembourg’s Tom Hoffman 3/1 to claim the silver medal

Well done Alan !!!!

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