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Jeanny DOM’s career under spotlight


The most important daily newspaper in Luxembourg (‘WORT’) is presently publishing a series of articles about the sport champs of Luxembourg in the years 1970+, and this series has started today with Jeanny DOM. The trophies (you can see on the photo) are

The most important daily newspaper in Luxembourg (‘WORT’) is presently publishing a series of articles about the sport champs of Luxembourg in the years 1970+, and this series has started today with Jeanny DOM.

The trophies (you can see on the photo) are the seven trophies ETTU General Secretary Jeanny DOM has won as the best sportwoman of the year of Luxembourg between 1970 (first title) and 1978 (seventh title), a record, that is still standing nowadays, no other sportsman nor sportswoman in Luxembourg has since then managed to equal or beat Jeanny’s record.

President of ETTU Stefano BOSI congratulated to Jeanny DOM as soon as he received the information: “Jeanny is a very special person and I believe really deserving to be on the spotlights for once, though she’s not used to emphasize herself. I’m working side-by-side with Jeanny since long time and I cannot remind another person likewise devoted to the mission. Jeanny have experienced table tennis from any point of view, and her impressive know-how helps us to make the right choices as much as possible. She had the privilege to turn passion into work but also the generosity to dedicate to this a big part of her life. Jeanny DOM embodies the perfect sport professional, chapeau and thanks again on behalf of the whole TT family, ” stated ETTU President Stefano BOSI.

In the interview, Jeanny DOM stated that during primary school a teacher named Norbert SCHACKMANN learned her playing TT and she thanks him for all she reached in her career. The author of the text Jean Paul KOLBUSCH also reminded us that in 1969, at the age of 15, she won her first senior titles in Lux. After the sport career she worked for 6 years for the Luxemburgish TTA (FLTT) and in 1993 she started at the ETTU where she’s from 95 onwards General Secretary.

Jeanny DOM is busy with TT matters in the ETTU and therefore she does no more play by herself in order to get some distance. Speаking about greatest moments of her career, DOM decided to highlight year of 1974 when the team of Luxembourg has reached the First Division at the European Championships for a first time at the European Championships. Three years latter she experienced worst moments when she has lost last game against USA in the match for the First Division at the World Championships. It happened after she won the opening set and lead 19:5 in second.

To the question which coach and trainer made a biggest influence, she said Vaclav OSTRAVICKY and Zdenek SVAB.

Jeanny DOM career’s highlights:
- Sportwoman of the year (single) 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978. Women national team 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975. European League Team 1977, 1978.
- TT champion in singles (LUX) 1970, 1975, 1978 Women doubles with Tilly THILL 1969, 1970. With Berthy KRIER 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977. With Carine Risch 1978, 1979.
- Mixed doubles Fernad BODEN 1969, 1970. Andre Hartmann 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983.
“Kriterium” winner (LUX) 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978.
- Club champion men 1984
- Cup winner 1984
- Club champion women1974, 1975
- Cup winner 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1985.
- Team club champion 1971
- Youth cup 1971
- WTTC participations 1969, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979.
- EC participations 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978.
- EYC participations 1969, 1971.
- All titles with her club of DT Echternach

 

Milica NIKOLIC, EWT

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