Chelsea Edghill

Chelsea Edghill (born July 6, 1997) is a Guyanese table tennis player who has competed at the Commonwealth Games and became the first player from Guyana to compete at the Olympic Games in Table Tennis.

Chelsea Edghill
Personal information
Full nameChelsea Aretha Renee Edghill[1]
NationalityGuyanese
Born (1997-07-06) July 6, 1997 (age 25)
New York, USA[2]
Height177 cm (5 ft 10 in)[3]
Weight62 kg (137 lb)[3]
Sport
CountryGuyana
SportTable tennis
Event(s)Singles Event
ClubMalteenoes Sports Club (Guyana)[4]
Lusitania de Lourosa (Portugal)
Coached byIdi Lewis

CareerEdit

Edghill competes in the women's singles, women's doubles, mixed doubles, and team table tennis events, and is ranked #408 as an individual.[5] In the 2014 Youth Olympic Games she placed 25th in the women's singles; in the 2018 Latin American Table Tennis Championships she went out in the preliminary round, and made it to the first round of the 2019 Pan American Games.[6] In 2018 she was the Caribbean Senior Championships Under 21 champion.[7] As a team athlete, she competed at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.[5]

In 2021, she became the first Guyanese Olympic table tennis competitor with her appearance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, being entered as a wild card, the only female tennis player to do so.[4] She was also one of the nation's flagbearers during the opening ceremony. After defeating her opponent in the preliminary round, she was knocked out in the first round.[8]

She resides in Aveiro, Portugal, and at the club level competes with Lusitania de Lourosa in Santa Maria da Feira.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Edghill grew up in Georgetown, Guyana where she was raised with her two siblings.[citation needed] Edghill's brother Kyle has also competed for Guyana in table tennis, and their mother has managed the Guyanese youth table tennis team.[6] She attended Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.[9] She graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FPTM - LISTAGEM DE AGENTES INSCRITOS NA 1a DIVISÃO PARA A ÉPOCA 2020_2021" (PDF). Federação Portuguesa de Ténis de Mesa (in Portuguese). Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  2. ^ "Chelsea Edghill proud of performance in Argentina Despite missing out on qualifying for Tokyo Olympics". Kaieteur News Online. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Chelsea Edghill". Table Tennis Transfers. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "MSC congratulates Chelsea Edghill". Guyana Times. July 26, 2021. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 - Chelsea Edghill Profile". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Table Tennis EDGHILL Chelsea". Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Archived from the original on July 26, 2021. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  7. ^ "Titles for Guyana, success for Shemar Britton and Chelsea Edghill". International Table Tennis Federation. September 27, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  8. ^ "Defeat for Chelsea Edghill in Round One of Tokyo Olympic Games". News Room Guyana. July 24, 2021. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  9. ^ "Chelsea Edghill - 2017-18 Table Tennis - Lindenwood University". Lindenwood Lions. Retrieved July 26, 2021.


Olympic Games
Preceded by Flagbearer for   Guyana
(with Andrew Fowler)
Tokyo 2020
Succeeded by
Incumbent