Adam Thompson"My Sport, My Voice! is about engaging with people to share our experiences and to inspire them to join in. I am delighted to be an ambassador for the project because I believe that I can to voice the opinions of people with a learning disability and also be a positive role model for people."
Sport: Table Tennis
Represents: British Table Tennis Association for Disabled
Date of Birth: 29 May 1988
Based: Sale, Greater Manchester
Personal Best: Gold medallist at Inas 2008 European Championships
As well as winning Inas European mixed-doubles in Valencia in 2008 with partner Victoria Bromley, Adam has also won a bronze medal in the men's singles event at the Inas 2013 World Championships in Hong Kong.
Adam is passionate about table tennis and is not afraid to voice his opinions about how the governance of the game could improve. He said: "I would like to see a more robust classification system as there are people entering national and international events who do not have a learning disability and it is taking the governing bodies far too long to remove them."
Adam continues to compete at events across the UK and now also coaches aspiring table tennis stars of the future. He was a team coach at the 2015 Sainsbury's School Games in Manchester and also at the Jack Petchey Foundation finals in London.
Adam is co-delivering an Engage! Workshop in Manchester on 9th March 2016.