September 13 - Britain's Will Bayley claimed he is looking forward to doing battle at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) European Championships in Ligano, where he will renew his rivalry with Germany's Jochen Wollmert, the man who denied him gold at London 2012.
Last year Bayley lost 3-1 to the three-time Paralympic champion in a tense and emotional men's singles class seven final and the man from Kent could get the chance to exact some revenge if he meets the 47-year-old veteran at the European Championships, which are due to run from September 27 to October 4.
Since losing in London, the 25-year-old has been in impressive form, winning singles gold at the Italian and Slovenian Opens as well as a bronze at the Slovakian Open in May.
"I think I'm better now than I was in London actually," Bayley told website paralympic.org.
"The season that I had before London wasn't so good, and I think I was feeling very tense in that season before London.
"I didn't play badly in London, but I didn't feel like I finished well because I think it hampered me because I was under a lot of pressure."
"I think now I've played better since, as I've felt more relaxed in tournaments, which is good."
Bayley's consistency sees him currently ranked number two in the world behind Ukrainian Maxym Nikolenko, who lost to compatriot and world number three Mykhalo Popov in the bronze medal match at last year's Paralympics.
All four will be expected to be in with a shout when the medals are being handed out in Ligano.
Nikolenko sits just four points ahead of the Briton in the world rankings, with both men having beaten each other once already this season.
"He's a world-class player," said the 2011 European champion, who recently took part in a Para-table tennis exhibition match in the Copper Box Arena as part of the National Paralympic Day celebrations, which took place in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
"Someone who I think trains very hard many hours a day.
"He's the greatest competitor, that's for sure.
"I show a lot of emotion, but he doesn't.
"We're not the same characters, but it's good to get different characters in the game playing against each other."
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