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A Kent Paralympian who won silver in Tokyo has shared the heart-warming moment he was reunited with his daughter.

Tunbridge Wells' Will Bayley secured second place in table tennis after a two-year journey of nightmare injuries.

Watch the moment Will Bayley is reunited with his daughter

He claimed silver after being beaten in the final by China's Yan Shou.

And on Monday he was reunited with his daughter after weeks away for the event.

A video posted to his Instagram shows the table tennis star hugging his girl as she runs to him moments after coming through arrivals.

The 33-year-old nearly missed out on the Paralympics after he tore his ACL while training for Strictly Come Dancing in 2019. He only made them due to postponement of the Games.

Will Bayley was reunited with his daughter after claiming silver at the Tokyo Paralympics
Will Bayley was reunited with his daughter after claiming silver at the Tokyo Paralympics

Speaking about his silver medal, Will said: “I wasn't ever guaranteed to make it back to this level, so I'm proud to make the final.

“It's been a tough few years but I believe I'm the best player in the world, so I'm a bit disappointed not to win it. I am the best on my day but I missed some crucial shots, he played well and deserved to win.

“I want to keep fighting, I want to keep showing my daughters that you don’t ever give up no matter what the odds are.

“I’ve had the odds stacked against me in the last few years, I’ve had people writing me off.

"I haven’t got to a major final since Rio. I’m a Paralympic guy, so it’s good.”

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