Great Britain's Rio 2016 Paralympic champion Rob Davies retained his men’s class one singles title at the European Para Table Tennis Championships in Slovenia today.
Davies led a British clean sweep of the medals in his division with Tom Matthews taking silver and Paul Davies bronze at the Sports hall Tri Lilije in Laško.
In the semi-final Rob Davies met compatriot Paul Davies in a repeat of their European Championships final in 2013.
It went to a deciding set and Paul proved too strong for the 50-year-old, taking the match 7-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5.
He then had to take on another fellow Welshman in Matthews in the final and used all his experience to close out the match 11-7, 11-4, 11-9 to secure a third consecutive European title.
“It feels pretty amazing,” said Davies.
“The World Championships title next year would be nice.
"That is definitely my aim – I didn’t think I would be in the finals here to be honest but I’ve done it, dug deep and battled through every match and got there."
Serbia's Borislava Perić-Ranković won the women's SF4-5 category gold medal.
The Rio 2016 champion and three-time Paralympic silver medallist secured the title with a 11-7, 11-4, 13-15, 11-9 win over Germany's Sandra Mikolaschek.
Kelly Van Zon of The Netherlands, who also struck gold in Rio de Janeiro last summer, did not fare as well as the other Paralympic champions.
She was beaten in the semi-finals of the women's SF7 class by Turkey's Kubra Korkut 14-12, 12-10, 9-11, 7-11, 11-5.
Korkut was eventually a beaten finalist as she was forced to settle for silver after losing to Russia's Victoriya Safonova 10-12, 11-9, 13-11, 11-9.