Barnsley woman Sue Bailey is guaranteed her first Paralympic medal at her sixth games after winning her team quarter-final in the table tennis event on Tuesday.

The 48-year-old from Dodworth has been competing in the Paralympics since 2000 but missed out on a medal every time until now.

Having gone out of the singles event last week, she teamed up with Megan Shackleton to beat Jordan and secure a place in the semi-final.

If they win their semi-final against China tomorrow, they will compete for gold but, if they lose, they will collect bronze.

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Bailey said: "“It’s a dream come true and I must admit I thought it would never happen. I thought I’d have to end my career without ever getting that Paralympic medal.

“Megan is an amazing partner. We’ve both had a really tough couple of weeks for various reasons and for Megan to come out and play so well, I’m so proud of her. We haven’t been able to practice our doubles much and I think we played so well. It was just a couple of nets here and there and a couple of shots and it could have been the other way. To win a bronze medal the hard way by winning both the singles - honestly I‘m so proud of us as a team. We support each other and we know each other so well.

“I’m just so glad I could hold it together in that last game because being the last game it is so much pressure and I was terrified I was going to mess it up and rob Megan of a medal and I would never have forgiven myself. "

Meanwhile, Hoyland Common man Ian Sagar has captained the basketball team to first place in their group with four wins from five games.

They face Canada in their quarter-final tomorrow.