“I trained as hard as I could for the German Open and really wanted to do well so to win gold in the men’s class 8 singles was fantastic. I won my group and then beat Marcin Skrzynecki from Poland 3-0 in the quarter-finals and the Ukrainian Ivan Mai 3-0 in the semi-finals. In the final I played the former World champion Richard Csejtey from Slovakia who had beaten World number one Viktor Didukh in the semi-finals and I managed to come back from 2-1 down to take the match 11-3 in the fifth.
“At 2-1 down in the final I changed a few things and got myself back into it. It’s nice to be back on top and winning again and I hopefully I can continue that form.
“Winning in Germany was a big thing for me because it was an important competition and the last big competition before the European Championships in September. So to be able to win it was really good for my confidence and I just hope that I can keep building from that now towards the Europeans. I’m feeling more comfortable with my game and I think I’m getting back to where I was before my injuries when I was number two in the World. Now I know I’m competing at that level again I can keep going and keep working hard because I want to get back up to being the best in the world.”