Victorian Institute of Sport

Tapper ends Paralympic campaign

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Australian history maker Melissa Tapper has missed out on her shot at Paralympic glory in Rio in the women’s singles draw, after being knocked out of competition by Denmark’s Sophie Walloe.

The current world number four in the T10 class, Tapper started the match strong, taking out the first two sets 11-5, but Walloe showed too much grit in the remaining three sets (8-11, 10-12, 11-10) to take the match.

“It’s all been a bit of a whirlwind, but I’m so sad to say that this is the end of my Paralympic campaign,” said Tapper, the Rio 2016 Olympian and Paralympian.

“I gave it everything I had, and Sophie came back really strong in that third, fourth and fifth set, and there was not much I could do to turn it all around,” she said.

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