Joanna Parker, Kelly Sibley and Na Liu have been chosen to complete the line-up for Team GB’s table tennis squad.
The squad will now travel to China for a month of Olympics preparation which includes taking part in the China Open which starts on Wednesday.
Parker told BBC Surrey, “It’s an amazing feeling. I was pleased with the selection because it was pretty tight between us.
“There’s no secret the table tennis is a really tough competition dominated by the Asian nations.
“Medal-wise, it’s difficult. Realistically, we’re just hoping to do the best we can and try and take our chance when we get it.”
Team leader Jill Parker MBE said, “This will be the first time that we have competed in both the men’s and women’s team event.
“Our athletes have prepared incredibly thoroughly for this chance of a lifetime.
“With home advantage, our athletes are confident they will rise to the occasion.”
Table tennis at this summer’s Olympics takes places from 28 July – 8 August at the ExCel venue.
Full Team GB table tennis squad:
Joanna Parker (Chertsey)
Kelly Sibley (Leamington Spa)
Na Liu (China/Northern Ireland)
Paul Drinkhall (Middlesborough)
Andrew Baggaley (Milton Keynes)
Liam Pitchford (Chesterfield)
Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
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