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Dimitrij OVTCHAROV (Photo Remy Gros)


45 nations in the action at ETTTC in Lisbon

MEO Arena in Lisbon (Portugal) will be the venue of the 2014 European Table Tennis Teams Championships from 24th to 28th September. So far 44 countries are listed for each Men’s and Women’s Events. According to preliminary entries, 43 countries will have representatives in both events whilst Cyprus will have…

The Meo Arena in Lisbon


Meo Arena awaits European best

From 24th to 28th September 2014, Meo Arena will be the venue of the European Championships. In Portugal’s Lisbon only team’s Event will be played. The Championship will also be used as a qualification for the first ever European Games. The event’s prospectus has been released today. There will be…

Warm welcome for Greek team back on home soil


Warm welcome for Greek heroes in Athens

Within 48 hours Athens’ Airport was two times “occupied” by supporters, fans and relatives of table tennis heroes who achieved historical success at the LIEBHERR European Championships. On Saturday Kalinikos KREANGA and Kostas PAPAGEORGIOU, the members of silver medal winning Greek team, received worm welcome at the Airport, whilst two…

OVTCHAROV congratulated by SAMSONOV (Photo Agentur Diener/OTTV)


OVTCHAROV won the race against time

European champion in singles and team’s event at the recently concluded Championships in Schwechat, Dimitrij OVTCHAROV, is 26 year-old in the sport where the players in 30s still wins the medals. That is why his words that he was racing against the time in Austria came as a surprise. “We…

OVTCHAROV kissing his fiancée after being crowned (Photo Agentur Diener/OTTV)


Awesome Europeans for Germany

Germany was the most successful nation at the LIEBHERR European Championships concluded today in Austria’s Schwechat. Germany clinched gold in both Teams’ Events, Dimitrij OVTCHAROV won Singles Event and Petrissa SOLJA and Sabine WINTER won the title in Doubles. Germany also has two silver and two bronze medals. Sweden has…

Croatia and Poland shared the last title (Photo Agentur Diener/OTTV)


No golden party for Austria afterwards

Enthusiastic crowd in Multiversum Werner SCHLAGER Academy could not help a lot today to Robert GARDOS and Daniel HABESOHN. Champions from Herning lost their crown. New titleholders are TAN Riuwu and WANG Zeng Yi players from Croatia and Poland. In the final Austria’s pairings had a very poor start, by…

Sweden is back on top with LI Fen (Photo Agentur Diener/OTTV)


LI Fen celebrates gold for Sweden

LI Fen is new crowned champion in Schwechat. Swede who plays for Austrian team SVS Strock triumphed in front of her supporters in Multiversum. In the final she beat Germany’s SHAN Xiaona in thrilling six games. “It is like dream come true. On my first European Championships I reached gold. I…

Dimitrij OVTCHAROV, new king of Europe (Photo Agentur Diener/OTTV)


OVTCHAROV at the top of Europe

Dimitrij OVTCHAROV finally did it. German star, World’s no. 6 clinched the crown in Men’s Singles Event at the LIEBHERR European Championships in Schwechat. In the final he overcame Belarus Vladimir SAMSONOV. Long and hard tournament made greater impact on Vladimir SAMSONOV comparing to Dimitrij OVTCHAROV’S performance. In effective way,…

The joy of Petrissa SOLJA and Sabine WINTER


WINTER and SOLJA clinched Doubles title

In all-German final of the Women’s Doubles Event LIEBHERR European Championships Petrissa SOLJA and Sabine WINTER of Germany beat Zhenqi BARTHEL and SHAN Xiaona. It is second gold for German girls who already won title in Women’s Team’s Event. In the semi final day earlier SOLJA and WINTER overcame Galia…

Panagiotis GIONIS


SAMSONOV or GIONIS to halt Germany

In penultimate stage of the Men’s Singles Event at the LIEBHERR European Championships in Schwechat top seeded Dimitrij OVTCHAROV of Germany will meet his compatriot Bastian STEGER. In the other match three times European singles champion Vladimir SAMSONOV of Belarus will meet Panagiotis GIONIS of Greece. In the quarters Dimitrij…