Sue Bailey (table tennis)

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Sue Bailey
Sue Gilroy (Great Britain) (47206778).jpg
Bailey at the 2005 Para Table Tennis European Championship
Personal information
Nationality United Kingdom
Born (1972-10-19) 19 October 1972 (age 49)
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
OccupationPrimary school teacher
EmployerShawlands primary school
Sport
SportWomen's table tennis
Medal record
Women's Table Tennis
Representing  Great Britain
Paralympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Tokyo Women's team C4-5
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2014 Beijing Women's singles C4
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Montreux Women's singles C4
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Jesolo Women's singles C4
Silver medal – second place 2003 Zagreb Women's singles C4
Silver medal – second place 2009 Genoa Women's singles C4
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Frankfurt Women's teams C4
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Jesolo Women's teams C4
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Lignano Women's singles C4-5
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Vejle Women's teams C4-5
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Lasko Women's singles C4-5
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Helsingborg Women's teams C4-5
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Manchester Women's EAD Singles – Open Wheelchair
Gold medal – first place 2006 Melbourne Women's EAD Singles

Susan Fiona Bailey, MBE (née Gilroy; born 19 October 1972) is a British para table tennis player and primary school teacher. She has competed in six Paralympic Games (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020) and at the Commonwealth Games (2002 and 2006).[1][2]

Bailey began playing table tennis at the age of 12 but her Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS) made her stop at 15; she also has fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome. She started playing again at the age of 18 in a wheelchair.[3]

Competing for England she won a gold medal in singles at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and successfully defended her title in Melbourne in 2006.

Honours

In 2009, Bailey was awarded an honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University.[1] In the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours, she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) "for services to Disabled and Able-Bodied Table Tennis and to Sport for Young People.".[4][5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Susan Gilroy MBE". Honorary Awards. Sheffield Hallam University. 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ "BAILEY Susan". IPTTC.org. ITTF Para Table Tennis. Retrieved 1 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Sue Gilroy MBE". rio.paralympics.org.uk. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  4. ^ "No. 59090". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 June 2009. p. 17.
  5. ^ "Birthday Honours 2009: CSV". gov.uk. Retrieved 11 September 2016.