Anna Hursey

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Anna Hursey (born 22 June 2006)[1] is a Welsh table tennis player. She is thought to be the youngest person to represent Wales at senior level in any sport. Hursey competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Career[edit]

Hursey began playing table tennis at the age of five.[1][2] In 2017, Hursey, aged 10, competed for Wales in a European Championship qualification match against Kosovo. In doing so, she is believed to be the youngest person to represent Wales at senior level in any sport.[2][3] In the same year, she competed at the 2017 World Cadet Challenge.[4] She competed for Wales at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.[1][2] She was nominated for the 2018 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award, which was won by Kare Adenegan.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Commonwealth Games 2018: Wales name 11-year-old Anna Hursey in squad". BBC Sport. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Anna Hursey, 11, to represent Wales at 2018 Commonwealth Games". Sony ESPN. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Table tennis star Anna Hursey, 10, sets Wales record". BBC News. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Morning to forget for Team Europe". International Table Tennis Federation. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  5. ^ "BBC Young Sports Personality 2018: Kare Adenegan wins award". BBC Sport. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2018.