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European Championships - 5 Oct 2013

German girls want gold


First set of medals at the LIEBHERR European Championships in Austria is secured. In the semi final of the Women’s Teams Events in Championships Division will play Romania against Russia and Czech Republic against Germany.  Germany destroyed medal aspirat

First set of medals at the LIEBHERR European Championships in Austria is secured. In the semi final of the Women’s Teams Events in Championships Division will play Romania against Russia and Czech Republic against Germany. 

Germany destroyed medal aspirations of host nation once again. This time they succeeded in women’s event. SHAN Xiaona, HAN Ying and Kristin SILBEREISEN showed no mercy against Amelie SOLJA, European champions from 2005 LIU Jia and Sofia POLCANOVA. “We are happy for the medal, but we want more. We have a team that can produce game for the top of the medal rostrum,” said SILBEREISEN.

HAN Ying lost one game against LIU Jia. “It was my first match for the national team here and I was nervous. Opening game was very hard for me, but latter everything was all right.”

Germany will play against Czech Republic for the place in the final. Czech’s Renata STRBIKOVA, Iveta VACENOVSKA and Dana CECHOVA succeeded in thrilling five matches duel against Belarus. Team recovered from two matches to null in reverse to win the quarterfinal. Victoria PAVLOVICH and Alexandra PRIVALOVA gave Belarus 2:0 lead, before CECHOVA stood the pressure and set the new course of the match.

Romania had a tough opening match at the championships against Ukraine, but today against Hungary, they were at the top of the game. Daniela DODEAN was under pressure against Petra LOVAS. She was stretched to full distance. “I am still recovering from the surgery. Still have pain, but things are getting better,” explained DODEAN.

Elizabeta SAMARA overcame Georgina POTA and Bernadette SZOCS beat Szandra PERGEL.
Romania will play against Russia. Polina MIKHAYLOVA, Anna TIKHOMIROVA and Yana NOSKOVA secured the passage to the semi final in the match aganst Poland. Natalia PARTYKA was the only player to score for Poland.

In Challenge Division Luxembourg created a top rated upset. Not that they beat Slovakia, but they did it in express way. Luxembourg’s NI Xia Lian, Sarah DE NUTTE and Tessy GONDERINGER succeeded in straight matches.

Sarah DE NUTTE placed at position 316 at the World rankings overcame Barbora BALAZOVA players no. 130. Now the girls will meet Croatia. Sweden and England will play for the other place in the final.

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