A BARNSLEY school teacher has claimed bronze at her sixth attempt at the Paralympics in Tokyo.

Sue Bailey, 48, from Dodworth, has been competing in the table tennis Paralympic event since 2000 though her medal today is her first.

She teamed up with Megan Shackleton and beat players from Jordan yesterday which secured her first medal.

They faced China today but didn’t manage to claim the victory - but it’s not dampened her spirit.

She said: “It’s a dream come true and I must admit I thought it would never happen.

“I thought I’d have to end my career without ever getting that Paralympic medal.

“I’m just so glad I could hold it together in that last game because being the last game it is so much pressure and I was terrified I was going to mess it up and rob Megan of a medal and I would never have forgiven myself.”