Adam Robertson from Wrexham can hold his head high after an epic bronze medal play-off ended in a 3-4 defeat by Segun Toriola from Nigeria who is ranked around 100 places higher than Adam in the world.
Adam started slowly - losing the 1st 3-11. He came back to take the second 11-9. He lost the 3rd 8-11 but again showed immense character to level it at 2-2 by taking the 4th 11-8. Showing great form he dominated the 5th to win 11-4.
Adam continued to flow - leading 4-2 in the 6th - when Toriola accidentally damaged his bat. There was a long delay whilst a replacement bat was obtained since astonishingly Toriola did not have a spare bat with him. This unsettled Adam who lost 9-11 & went down in the 7th 5-11
Adam was dignified throughout and Wales can be proud of both his effort and his maturity under difficult circumstances.
A protest was made by the Wales team management at the undue delay at a time when Adam seemed on course for victory but this was disallowed.
The Games of course finish today and this is the last bulletin. The team returns home tomorrow and arrives back in Wales on Tuesday afternoon.
Despite narrowly missing out on medals It has been a great competition for Welsh Table Tennis.
4th place for the mens team and 7th place for the ladies team were superb results. Both teams finished higher than England despite the English having vastly greater resources.
Adam's 4th place in the individuals was a brilliant effort. In Manchester 4 years ago bronzes were awarded to both losing semi-finalists and if the rules had not been changed for these Games we would now have had 2 medals.
Mens doubles reached the quarters and the ladies doubles could well have done likewise. EAD ladies singles also made the last 8 & again were unlucky not to have a semi-final slot.
The squad has bonded well and all enjoyed the Games experience. They all deserve our praise for a fantastic effort.
Finally we hope the reports throughout the Games have been informative and helpful in keeping you up to date with Wales at the Games.