European Championships

BOLL lead the list of four former European champions in Warsaw

Champion in Men's Singles Event at the LIEBHERR ITTF European Championships in Alicante three years ago, Germany's Timo BOLL will fight for his eighth title in Warsaw, Poland from 22nd to 27th June. After titles in Zagreb 2002, Belgrade 2007, Saint-Petersburg 2008, Ostrava 2010, Gdansk-Sopot 2011, Herning 2012 and Alicante 2018, star from Germany, currently placed at the position no. 3 in Europe, will be in pursuit for another one. Timo has the debut in the European Senior Championships as a 17 year old in 1998.

BOLL will be challenged by top ranked European player on the list, Mattias FALCK, no. 8 at the World's rankings. Year after BOLL clinched the gold in Alicante, FALCK reached medal rostrum at the LIEBHERR 2019 ITTF World Championships. Swede won silver after he beat Simon GAUZY of France in the quarters of the same Championships. Whilst FALCK still did not reach the medal rostrum in Singles at the European championships GAUZY has silver from 2016 when his teammate Emmanuel LEBESSON beat him in the final.

In Alicante, BOLL was challenged by Romania's Ovidiu IONESCU in the final. Bronze went to Patrick FRANZISKA of Germany and Sweden’s Kristian KARLSSON.

Team of Germany can count on another gold medal winner. Europe's no. 2, Dimitrij OVTCHAROV who won the titles in Ekaterinburg 2015 and Schwechat 2013 always chasing another one, for sure.

Speaking about the European Champions on the list of participants at the LIEBHERR ITTF European Championships, it is Vladimir SAMSONOV of Belarus who was there first. In Eindhoven 1998, SAMSONOV clinched his first gold in European Singles Championships and two more followed in Courmayeur 2003 and Aarhus 2005.

From the list of the Men's Singles Event winners in past 23 years only two names are missing from the list of participants in Warsaw – Dane Michael MAZE who won in 2009 in Stuttgart and Peter KARLSSON who clinched gold in Bremen 2000.

 

Men's Singles

City

Year

Winner

 

Runner Up

 

Alicante

2018

T.BOLL

GER

O. IONESCU

ROU

Budapest

2016

E. LEBESSON

FRA

S. GAUZY

FRA

Ekaterinburg 

2015

D. OVTCHAROV

GER

M. FREITAS

POR

Schwechat

2013

D. OVTCHAROV

GER

V. SAMSONOV

BLR

Herning

2012

T. BOLL

GER

TAN R.

CRO

Gdansk/Sopot

2011

T. BOLL

GER

P. BAUM

GER

Ostrava

2010

T. BOLL

GER

P. BAUM

GER

Stuttgart

2009

M. MAZE

DEN

W. Schlager

AUT

St. Petersburg

2008

T. BOLL

GER

V. SAMSONOV

BLR

Belgrade

2007

T. BOLL

GER

V. SAMSONOV

BLR

Aarhus

2005

V. SAMSONOV

BLR

J.M. SAIVE

BEL

Courmayeur

2003

V. SAMSONOV

BLR

T. WOSIK

GER

Zagreb

2002

T. BOLL

GER

K. KREANGA

GRE

Bremen

2000

P. KARLSSON

SWE

Z. PRIMORAC

CRO

Eindhoven

1998

V. SAMSONOV

BLR

Z. PRIMORAC

CRO

Bratislava

1996

J.O. WALDNER

SWE

J. PERSSON

SWE

Birmingham

1994

J.M. SAIVE

BEL

J.O. WALDNER

SWE

Stuttgart

1992

J. ROSSKOPF

GER

J.M. SAIVE

BEL

Gothenburg

1990

M. APPELGREN

SWE

A. GRUBBA

POL

Paris

1988

M. APPELGREN

SWE

A. MAUNOV

URS

Prague

1986

J. PERSSON

SWE

L. KUCHARSKI

POL

Moscow

1984

U. BENGTSSON

SWE

A. GRUBBA

POL

Budapest

1982

M. APPELGREN

SWE

J.O. WALDNER

SWE

Bern

1980

J. HILTON

ENG

J. DVORACEK

TCH

Duisburg

1978

G. GERGELY

HUN

I. JONYER

HUN

Prague

1976

J. SECRETIN

FRA

A. STROKATOV

URS

Novi Sad

1974

M. ORLOWSKI

TCH

G. GERGELY

HUN

Rotterdam

1972

S. BENGTSSON

SWE

I. JONYER

HUN

Moscow

1970

H. ALSER

SWE

I. KORPA

YUG

Lyon

1968

D. SURBEK

YUG

J. BORZSEI

HUN

London

1966

K. JOHANSSON

SWE

V. MIKO

TCH

Malmo

1964

K. JOHANSSON

SWE

Z. BERCZIK

HUN

Berlin

1962

H. ALSER

SWE

E. ARNDT

FRG

Zagreb

1960

Z. BERCZIK

HUN

N. NEGULESCU

ROM

Budapest

1958

Z. BERCZIK

HUN

E. GYETVAI

HUN

 

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