BRITISH table tennis champion Jack Hunter-Spivey won a bronze medal in the Slovenia Open on Saturday.

The 21-year-old Widnes star was part of a 15-strong GB squad competing in the tournament which runs until tomorrow, Tuesday.

It was his first international appearance since the Paralympic Games last September.

Jack, from Stewards Avenue, said: “I played Ok. My level has been up down all day but I managed to grind out two wins so that is good for me.”

He saved three match points in the fourth set of his quarter final against Hamza Caliskan and finally beat the Turkish player to set up a semi final against his team partner Tommy Urhaug.

The Norweigian former Paralympic champion was always in control and Jack had to be content with a bronze medal.

“We’ve trained a lot together,” said Jack. “We are good friends so it is always sporting when we play and today he was just too good.

“I feel that I am at a level now where I can compete with him.

“I’ve been working on my fitness so now I’m getting into a more technical period and I feel that I am definitely improving.

“I’m quite positive after the singles. I kept my mentality and my composure when I was in an under pressure situation and I managed to come out on top so I feel that I have played a good level today because he was playing well.

There are some top players here. To get a medal in any factor 40 competition is very good.”