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Sam Walker added to Great Britain's Olympic table tennis squad for Rio 2016

The British Olympic Association confirms that Sam Walker has been named as the third table tennis athlete to be picked by Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Sam Walker has been named as Great Britain's third table tennis player for this summer's Olympics in Rio.

The 21-year-old will compete in the team event alongside Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford, after the latter two were officially selected for the individual competition earlier this month.

In 2014 Walker won men's team silver at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and added World Championship team bronze to his collection in 2016, competing alongside Drinkhall and Pitchford at both events.

The Worksop-based athlete said: "It's a dream come true. It's been one of my dreams since I started playing to represent Team GB at the Olympic Games and to get it so early in my career is incredible. I'm looking forward to it."

In addition to Walker's selection, Tom Jarvis has been named as the Team GB reserve in the team event.


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