PAISLEY para table tennis star Martin Perry is celebrating more success after claiming a gold and a silver medal the Belgian Open.

The 23-year-old men’s class six singles silver and men’s class six team gold contributed to 14 British medals in the three-day competition which ended on Monday.

Perry and fellow Brit Paul Karabardak both topped their groups in men’s class six after winning their three matches 3-0 and won their quarter-finals against talented young German Benedikt Muller (3-0) and Georgios Mouchthis from Greece (3-1) respectively.

Karabardak then won his semi-final 3-0 against Tim Laue from Germany and Perry put up a great performance to beat the European bronze medallist Bobi Simion from Romania 3-2 to produce an all-British final which Karabardak won 3-1.

Karbardak hailed Perry’s performances after the final.

The 32-year-old said: “I felt in good form and I needed to be at my best to beat Martin who was playing brilliantly – the best I’ve seen him play.

“It was close and nervy but we both went for it and played well but thankfully I had a little bit more on the day to win.”

Perry said: “Topping my group filled me with confidence. Simion is just off the back of a good Europeans so I knew he was playing well but I believed in my ability and I played some great table tennis and showed how much I’ve raised my game recently.

“The final against Paul was an absolute battle and we really brought the best out of each other because we had some amazing rallies.”

Perry and Conor McAdam, club teammates at Drumchapel Table Tennis Club, topped their group in men’s class six team event with two wins from two.

They then came through a battle in the semi-final against Germany, fighting back well from 2-0 down to take the doubles 3-2.

Laue levelled for Germany by beating McAdam 3-0 but Perry recovered from losing the first set to Muller to win the deciding singles 3-1.

In the final against the Romanian/Greek combination of Simion and Mouchthis they took the doubles 3-2 and Perry clinched the gold by taking the first singles match 3-1 against Mouchthis.

“It’s a great feeling to win gold,” said Perry. “Playing with Conor was fun. It’s something we’ve not done for a while and I think that showed at the beginning as our doubles play wasn’t so strong but in the final we played some good, clever table tennis and Conor was vital in that.

“His service in the final doubles match could not have been better.”