BUNCRANA WOMAN Rena McCarron-Rooney makes her exit from the 2016 Paralympic Games following a quarter-final defeat to world number one Seo Su-Yeon.
McCarron-Rooney, now a double Paralympian having also competed in London four years ago, went down 3-0 to the Korean.
Picture caption: Rena McCarron-Rooney of Ireland celebrates after beating Maha Bargouthi of Jordan during their Women’s Singles Table Tennis Class 1-2 Group B Qualifier last night. McCarron-Rooney lost in today’s quarter-final. Picture by Drew Chislett/Sportsfile
Seo Su-Yeon took victory 11-5, 11-8, 11-3 against the battling Buncrana native, who is based in Galway.[adrotate group=”76″]
“She’s the one lady I didn’t want to meet,” McCarron-Rooney said to RTÉ Sport afterwards.
“I needed a little bit of luck not to get her. I put in an okay performance. I suppose I found it hard to believe I could beat her, she’s just so physically strong.
“I’m disappointed I didn’t win but I played as well as I could.”
McCarron-Rooney had two games yesterday in her group, losing to the reigning Paralympic champion Jing Liu from China before beating Maha Bargouthi from Jordan last night to make it into the last eight.[adrotate group=”37″] Tags: