Paul Karabardak /

Paul  Karabardak

Date of Birth

03 October 1985

Sport

Table Tennis

From

Swansea

Biography

Paul Karabardak's table tennis talent has sent him to all corners of the globe including Norway, Sweden, Italy, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Las Vegas and of course China as he was selected to represent Team GB at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008.

The right-handed rock fan has left-sided hemiplegia, which was caused by a stroke when he was 10 years-old. Doctors said that he would never be able to walk again. Paul provided them wrong and has gone to win the British Championships three times.

He refused to let his disability get in the way of his love of sport. Just 12 months after his stroke, he signed up to Penlan Leisure Centre's table tennis club.