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Chelsea Edghill qualifies for 2022 Pan American Championship

Chelsea Edghill at this year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England (Photo: Chelsea Edghill)

Guyana’s top table tennis player Chelsea Edghill has qualified to represent the country at this year’s 2022 Pan American Championship.

The 2022 Pan American Championship will be hosted in Santiago, Chile this year from October 31 to November 6.

Guyana has a long history of good performances at this high level international multi-discipline sporting event.

Chelsea Edghill is the first to secure her spot at this year’s event. She is Guyana’s highest ranked female table tennis player, currently at 273 in the International Ranking list.

Edghill is also the first and only table tennis player to have ever represented Guyana at the Olympics when she competed at the Tokyo Olympics.

Chelsea Edghill at the Tokyo Olympics (Photo: Chelsea Edghill)

The professional table tennis player is also just coming off a commendable performance at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games where she and her doubles partner Natalie Cummings advances to the Round of 16. This is a first for a local pair since tennis was added to the Commonwealth Games in 2002.

Guyana's female table tennis team at the Commonwealth Games (Photo: Chelsea Edghill)

Edghill qualified for the Pan Am Championship due to her regional ranking as of the most recent update on August 19.

She is ranked sixth among women in the Pan American region, just beneath Mylena Plaza of Ecuador. Leading the list is American Lily Zhang who is ranked 36 in the world.

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