Final preparations in Ekaterinburg-EXPO
LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Championships from 25 September to 4 October 2015
The preparations in the International Exhibition Center “Ekaterinburg-EXPO” are in the final phase. The forthcoming LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Championships (25 September - 4 October 2015) is knocking at the door, and the venue is almost ready for the gusets from all over the Europe.
„ Preparation of the Championships venue is proceeding to completion. During the next several days it will be completely finished. Currently all the stands have been installed, changing rooms and showers have been constructed, and umpires' rooms have been equipped. New lighting that meets all the requirements for such tournaments has been made inside the playing hall. All the playing equipment and umpires' equipment have already been delivered into the EXPO. Currently the floor, special floor surface and ad-banners are being installed,“ stated the member of the Organizing Committee Dmitry TYUKHTIN.
The draw for the LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Championships is already done and most of the players finalized their preparations for the big event.
In the Men's Championships Division - Group A leading name is title holder, team of Portugal. Champions’ team will face challenge from the players from France, Hungary and Serbia. From this group only France reached round of 8 last year in Portugal.
Lisbon’s runner ups, team of Germany will face Spain, Poland and Ukraine in Group B. Spain also played in the quarterfinal last year.
Top seeded team in Group C is Sweden. Bronze medalists will have tough task to face hosts, Austria and Romania. Croatia, also won bronze in Portugal an din Group D in Russia will meet Belarus, Greece and Czech Republic.
In Women's Championships Division - Group A, title holders, team of Germany will face Belarus, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Runners up, Austria is in the Group B with Romania, France and Serbia. In Group C is Poland will meet Hungary, Russia and Luxembourg. Sweden is in the Group D with Netherlands, Portugal and Ukraine.