Fourteen-year-old Chelsea Edghill’s outstanding performance in the recently concluded Junior and Cadet Caribbean Table Tennis Championship in Cuba has qualified her for the Latin American Championship in Mexico in July.
She secured a silver medal, Guyana’s lone medal, in the Girls 15-and-Under final against Idalys Lovett Valdez of Cuba. In the tournament, she won two out of her three preliminary matches, won the quarterfinal and semi then put up a dazzling performance in the final. The top three players in each category were selected for the Latin American Championship which is considered very high level.
About 15 world class teams are expected to take part. In an interview with Edghill and her coach Idi Lewis, Lewis told this publication that the tournament is one that can boost or drop world rankings. When asked about his opinion of Edghill’s performance in Cuba, Lewis said she was exceptional.