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Member Associations - 4 Sep 2010

Austria aiming third medal in the row at 2010 LIEBHERR EC


05/09/2010 – Having reached bronze medals 2008 and 2009 the Austrian men’s team will start the 2010 team event at the LIEBHERR European Championships in Ostrava with legitimate hopes for the third medal in a row. After two training camps in Au

05/09/2010 – Having reached bronze medals 2008 and 2009 the Austrian men’s team will start the 2010 team event at the LIEBHERR European Championships in Ostrava with legitimate hopes for the third medal in a row.
After two training camps in Austria (Faakersee and Stockerau) Werner SCHLAGER and his teammates will arrive in Ostrava already on Monday, 6th Sep, for getting the finale touch.

“For Werner SCHLAGER and CHEN Weixing the team event has definitely highest priority. If these two and Robert GARDOS can show their best performance, a medal should be reachable. With some luck it might be more than bronze like the last two years”, Sport-Director Hans FRIEDINGER pins his hopes on the three routiniers.

In the Austrian women’s team the fitness of number one, LIU Jia will be the great question mark. Suffering from serious problems with her elbow (which forced her already to withdraw from the World Team Championships in
Moscow) she is not entirely recovered yet. After a long and intense medical treatment her conditions have been improved, but we have to see how she can manage the high physical strain of such a long lasting tournament. For this reason aims are set low.

“First of all we have to avoid relegation and would be quite satisfied to reach the quarter final”, FRIEDINGER shows untypical modesty.

The Austrian men’s team: Werner SCHLAGER, CHEN Weixing, Robert GARDOS, Daniel HABESOHN, Stefan FEGERL, FENG Xiaoquan (Mathias HABESOHN and Christoph SIMONER only plays men’s doubles) Women’s team: LIU Jia, LI Qiangbing, Monica JURIC, Karina KOVACS

(by Wolfgang PAULIK, ?? Press Officer)

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Photo: Robert GARDOS (Photo Roscher)


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