11-year-old prodigy opens with table tennis win
Although it was Wales’s lone success, as India won the three singles matches to take the tie 3-1, it was an important step forward for Hursey.
Standing just 1.60 meters (5ft 3in) tall, the Cardiff schoolgirl is known as a tenacious competitor, having already broken records by appearing at last year’s European championships.
“She’s taking it in her stride really,” Welsh coach Stephen Jenkins said.
“She is actually really mature for her age. It’s just inside her– she’s mentally strong.”