“A richer life to me is having gratitude for the simple things in life.”

A European and World Championship Para table tennis medallist.

A machinery related accident at the age of nine resulted in a fractured spine, but the determination Megan showed in adapting to life in a wheelchair is also driving her to achieve success in her chosen sport.

Prior to the accident, Megan had always enjoyed sport and swam competitively from the age of five. She first started playing table tennis at the age of 12 after she attended a Playground to Podium event in Leeds. After her accident Megan also tried wheelchair basketball and returned to the swimming pool, winning a number of medals at national level, but she is now focusing on table tennis.

Megan made an impressive international debut in October 2013 at the age of 14 in the Belgium Open, reaching the quarter-finals of the class 4 singles event. Her career highlights so far include a bronze medal at the 2015 European Championships and a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships.

The athlete who missed out on Rio, is now training towards the postponed Tokyo Paralympic Games. Megan is also due to start her undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Sheffield in September.

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