Portugal defends the title with new coach
KONG Guoping leads the 2014 gold medalist at the LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Championships
The 2014 Team`s champion of Old Continent will defend its crown with new coach, as KONG Guoping replaced Pedro RUFINO on the bench. Portugal`s Table Tennis Federation, FPTM, announced also men`s and women`s rosters for the LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Championships which will be held in Ekaterinburg, Russia, from September 25th to October 4th.
Born in China in 1963, KONG had a successful career as an athlete. He has worked in Germany and after that spent ten years as a coach of Mirandela.
KONG counts on next six players: Marcos FREITAS (Pontoise-Cergy, world`s no.9), Tiago APOLÓNIA (FC Saarbrucken, 21), João MONTEIRO (Chartres ASTT, 39), João GERALDO (ASV Grünwettersbach, 90), Diogo CHEN (Sporting CP, 224).
Women`s team contains FU Yu (Metz TT, no. 39), Jieni Shao (Ala Nun’Alvares, 78), Leila OLIVEIRA (CP Madalena, 330), Rita FINS (CTM Mirandela, 395).