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ETTU Cup Men - 19 Mar 2013

KANG Dongsoo signs for Enjoy & Deploy Taverzo


KANG Dongsoo 19 year-old defender from South Korea joined the Netherlands team Enjoy & Deploy Taverzo from Zoetermeer. South Korea has a long tradition with defenders and has one of the best defenders on the field – JOO Seehyuk. The South Korean

KANG Dongsoo 19 year-old defender from South Korea joined the Netherlands team Enjoy & Deploy Taverzo from Zoetermeer. South Korea has a long tradition with defenders and has one of the best defenders on the field – JOO Seehyuk. The South Korean gave chances to the younger generation during the World Tour in Kuwait and KANG Dongsoo seized this opportunity and showed his potential to become the successor of his compatriot. During the main tournament he successively defeated the world class players ZHAN Jian from Singapore and Chinese FANG Bo. Finally he lost in very close match against CHUANG Chih-Yuan.

Coach Martin BRINKHOFF: “Our ambition is to at least repeat our performance this year in the 2013/2014 ETTU Cup. We are aware that defenders in the international top are rare. Since we lost in Angers against the excellent Greek defender GIONIS we were focused our search for young defending talent. We are very proud that one of the most talented players will be part of the team. With KANG Dongsoo, Borna KOVAC, Jan ZIBRAT and Rajko GOMMERS we are ready to give our utmost best to the established teams. All players are young, ambitious and ready for adventure in the ETTU Cup. ‘

The team from Zoetermeer is very pleased that KANG Dongsoo chose Enjoy & Deploy Taverzo. The player is now at position 15 of the World rankings under 21. In the men’s ranking he improved in March 2013 with a step from position 324 to 121. Playing in the ETTU Cup is for KANG Dongsoo an important step in his development. His Korean coach already announced the ETTU Cup is very important for the young player.

Team manager Ruud van GRAAFEILAND: “In recent weeks we have been watching the videos of this talent several times at the club. I would definitely recommend all table tennis enthusiasts to view these videos and particularly invite them to come and see our 4 ambitious talents during the ETTU Cup matches next season.”

Milica NIKOLIC, EWT

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