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European Championships - 12 Aug 2019

KALLBERG: „Our goal is the gold medal”

Photo: Courtesy ITTF

LIEBHERR 2019 ITTF-European Table Tennis Championships, Nantes, France, Sept 3-8

 

Sweden’s player Anton KALLBERG, who will turn 22 this Saturday, stressed that his national team will target gold medal at the upcoming LIEBHERR 2019 ITTF-European Table Tennis Championships, Nantes, France, Sept 3-8.

 

„Our expectations is to play well and our goal is the gold medal“, explained Borussia Dusseldorf player who had 4-2 individual win-loss record two years ago in Luxembourg when Sweden finished at the fifth spot.

 

Sweden’s men team, runner-up at the recent 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus, will be no. 2 seed in Nantes, sharing Group B with 2009 bronze medalist Romania and Hungary, 4-time champion (last time 1982). Sweden is the record holder with 14 titles.

 

„I think we have two strong opponents with very high capacity”, stated KALLBERG speaking about group stage opponents.

 

He spent his holiday in Sweden with his family and in China with his girlfriend. Regarding his preparation for the championships in Nantes, he explains:

 

„My preparation is to first practice at home in Düsseldorf and then we have one week training in Sweden just before the Europeans starts.”

 

Swedish players will have individual preparation at Bulgaria Open this week (13-18 August) and the Czech Open (20-25 August), while the entire national team will have its final preparation on home soil, in Halmstad (25-30 August). Men’s team will be composed by Mattias FALCK, Kristian KARLSSON, Jon PERSSON, Truls MOREGARD and Anton KALLBERG.

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