BURY’S British Para Table Tennis Team star, Theo Bishop, picked up a silver medal on the final day of the European Para Youth Games in Finland.

The 19-year-old did well in the singles in Pajulahti before losing out in the last eight.

But he reached the final with team-mate Ryan Henry in the doubles event before being pipped to gold.

Bishop and Henry beat Stefano Butti from Italy and Alen Becirevic from Slovenia in the semi-final 2-1, winning both singles after losing the doubles 3-2.

They won another close doubles match in the final against Croatia/Spain 11-9 in the fifth, but had to settle for silver when Henry lost 3-2 to Alejandro Diaz Tirado and Bishop was beaten 3-1 by Borna Zohill.

But it was a medal at least for Bishop who had done well to reach the quarter-finals of the singles in men’s class seven.

He won both his group matches 3-1 against Styrbjorn Ekengren, from Sweden, and 3-1 against Baptiste Lenne, from France.

However, in the last eight he lost in five sets to Italy’s Roberto Martinelli the score in the fifth 11-9 to his opponent.

“I think that overall this has been quite a positive competition for me,” said Bishop.

“In the singles I managed to win my group and narrowly lost a deciding set in the quarter-final.

“The team event was also very positive for me and it was great to play with Ryan.

“I feel that we played well together in the doubles and gave ourselves a great chance of winning gold.

“Of course, it was disappointing to lose in the final but silver is a great result for us.”

BPTT pathway manager, Shaun Marples, added: “These Games have been such a great experience for everyone.”