BRECON’S Rob Davies has won a bronze medal in the World Para Table Tennis Championships in Spain.He won his way through to the semi-finals in the men’s class one category, but went down 3-0 at that stage to Korean world No 1 and top seed, Joo Young Dae.The pair last met in the 2016 Paralympics final in Rio de Janeiro, with Davies coming out on top on that occasion.But the Korean is now the Paralympic champion while Davies, 38, is working his way back to form after two years out through injury.Once ranked No 1 in the world in the class one category, he has now slipped to fourth.Having arrived in Spain with little expectation, Davies can take confidence from winning a bronze medal as he continues to build towards next year’s European Championships and the 2024 Paris Paralympics.He said afterwards: “It didn’t go so well. You can’t be 60% and play against someone like Joo, and it showed today.“At the moment it is probably my level. I’m really surprised to have got through to the semi-finals, and chuffed to have got the bronze.“It is coming together. I’m getting more used to playing matches again, which is a positive.”Davies is now looking forward to next year’s European Championships.He said: “It was always going to be about next year for me really because I’ve only been back to full fitness for about two months.“I’m happy with where I am, and I can’t wait for next year now.”