French Riviera awaits the bestPhoto: ITTF
Players invited for the ITTF Europe Top 16 Cup
The French Riviera, the city of Antibes and the club of Antibes Juan les Pins will host the most prestigues European event this year. Best player will gather once again to fight for the honours in the competition that lasts from 1971; firstly as Top 12, now as ITTF Europe Top 16 Cup. The Azur Arena, beautiful 5.200 seats hall will open the doors for Continental elite during the three days competition, from 3rd to 5th February.
The invitations are already sent to the best. Top 16 invited men are Dimitrij OVTCHAROV of Germany, Vladimir SAMSONOV of Belarus, Timo BOLL of Germany,Marcos FREITAS of Portugal, Simon GAUZY of France, Stefan FEGERL of Austria, Bastian STEGER of Germany, Tiago APOLONIA of Portugal, Kristian KARLSSON of Sweden, Andrej GACINA of Russia, Mattias KARLSSON of Sweden, Emmanuel LEBESSON of France, KOU Lei of Ukraine, Joao MONTEIRO of Portugal, Alexander SHIBAEV of Russia and Jonathan GROTH of Denmark.
In Women’s Event will play HU Melek of Turkey, Petrissa SOLJA of Germany, Elizabeta SAMARA of Romania, LIU Jia of Austria, LI Jie of Netherlands, LI Qian of Poland, Georgina POTA of Hungary, Matilda EKHOLM of Sweden, Sabine WINTER of Germany, Polina MIKHAILOVA of Russia, Daniela MONTEIRO DODEAN of Romania, Sofia POCANOVA of Austria, Viktoria PAVLOVICH of Belarus, Tetyana BILENKO of Ukraine, Kristin SILBEREISEN of Germany and Stephanie LOEUILLETTE of France.
In Portugal’s Gondomar last year, Dimitrij OVTCHAROV clinched the title for the second time in the row - third in his career. He beat Joao MONTEIRO in the final. SHEN Yanfei of Spain, who retired from the international career this year, was the winner of the Women’s Event. European singles Champion HU Melek was second.
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