by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF-Africa Press Officer
Notably last year at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, she was the youngest athlete to represent Wales at senior level in any sport.
Moreover, when 10 years old, she played for Wales at the European Championships qualification match against Kosovo, while in the same year she competed at the ITTF World Cadet Challenge; also she was a 2018 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award nominee.
“I am super excited being in Budapest for this big table tennis tournament where we have most of the best players in the world. This means a lot to me representing Wales again in such a colourful competition. My father used to play table tennis for fun and he introduced to the game; since then I just fell in love with it. I am hoping to play professionally and in Budapest I am here to gain experience and also have fun.” Anna Hursey
Anna Hursey is year eight pupil at Cardiff High School and believes table tennis has boosted her confidence as a person.