European Championships

LI Qian defends European title at the home soil in Warsaw

With the spectacle of the LIEBHERR 2020 ITTF European Championships getting underway in a less the month, ETTU is pleased to unveil the list of participants for the great Continental gathering in Warsaw, Poland from 22nd to 27th June. All European top stars will be there fighting for five trophies on offer – in men's and Women's Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

Both defending champions, Timo BOLL in Men's and LI Qian in Women's Singles Event will be on duty. On home soil LI Qian will run for her third medal at the European Championships. Beside gold that she clinched three years ago in Alicante, LI also has won bronze in Singles in 2011.

Host nation will also be represented by the member of the Olympic team for Tokyo, Natalia BAJOR and Natalia PARTYKA.

Defending champion, LI Qian is currently ranked at the position no. 8 in Europe and 34 at the ITTF rankings, whilst the bronze medallists from Alicante Sofia POLCANOVA topping the list of players in Europe. No. 17 in the World, Austria's top player, suffered by the hands of Margaryta PESOTSKA of Ukraine in Spain three years ago and for sure she is aiming top spot in Warsaw now. In Austria's jersey will also play the winner from 2005 LIU Jia.

Germany has the strongest list of players. Led by Petrissa SOLJA, currently ranked at the position no. 2 in Europe and 20 in World, Germany will be also represented by no. 3 HAN Ying, no.9 Nina MITTELHAm and no. 10 SHAN Xiaona as well as Sabine WINTER.

On the other side, Romania has showed her worth as a leading nation at continental level and the country’s representatives will prove tough to beat. No. 4 in Europe, Bernadette SZOCS fast on her feet and possessing a warrior-like persona on the table, leads the list. Only two positions lower is European singles champion from 2015 Elizabeta SAMARA. Three further Romanians will compete in the Women’s Singles draw: Daniela MONTEIRO DODEAN, Irina CIOBANU and Adina DIACONU.

Two more Olympians, Europe's no. 5 Britt EERLAND of Netherlands and no. 13 Polina MIKHAILOVA of Russia will also be on duty in Poland.

 

Past finalists

Women’s Singles

 

Venue

Year

Winner

Runner Up

Alicante 

2018

LI. Q

POL

M. PESOTSKA.

UKR

Budapest

2016

HU M.

TUR

YU F.

POR

Ekaterinburg 

2015

E. SAMARA

ROU

LI J.

NED

Schwechat

2013

LI F.

SWE

SHAN X.

GER

Herning

2012

V. PAVLOVICH

BLR

XIANG Y.F.

FRA

Gdansk/Sopot

2011

LI J.

NED

I. IVANCAN

GER

Ostrava

2010

V. PAVLOVICH

BLR

LIU J.

AUT

Stuttgart

2009

WU J.

GER

M. PESOTSKA

UKR

St. Petersburg

2008

R. PASKAUSKIENE

LTU

LIU J.

AUT

Belgrade

2007

LI J.

NED

NI X.

LUX

Aarhus

2005

LIU J.

AUT

M. STEFF

ROU

Courmayeur

2003

O. BADESCU

ROU

W. TAN-MONFARINI

ITA

Zagreb

2002

NI X.

LUX

K. TOTH

HUN

Bremen

2000

Q. GOTSCH

GER

M. STEFF

ROU

Eindhoven

1998

NI X.

LUX

T. BOROS

CRO

Bratislava

1996

N. STRUSE

GER

K. TOTH

HUN

Birmingham

1994

M. SVENSSON

SWE

G. KEEN

NED

Stuttgart

1992

B. VRIESEKOOP

NED

L. LOMAS

ENG

Gothenburg

1990

D. GUERGUELTCHEVA

BLR

TU Y.

SUI

Paris

1988

F. BULTOVA

URS

O. BADESCU

ROU

Prague

1986

C. BATORFI

HUN

F. BULATOVA

URS

Moscow

1984

V. POPOVA

URS

F. BULATOVA

URS

Budapest

1982

B. VRIESEKOOP

NED

J. HEMMERSLEY

ENG

Bern

1980

V. POPOVA

URS

G. PERKUCIN

YUG

Duisburg

1978

J. MARGOS

HUN

J. HEMMERSLEY

ENG

Prague

1976

J. HEMMERSLEY

ENG

M. ALEXNDRU

ROM

Novi Sad

1974

J. MARGOS

HUN

A.C. HELLMAN

SWE

Rotterdam

1972

Z. RUDNOVA

URS

B. KISHAZI

HUN

Moscow

1970

Z. RUDNOVA

URS

I. VOSTOVA

TCH

Lyon

1968

I. VOSTOVA

TCH

Z. RUDNOVA

URS

London

1966

M. ALEXNDRU

ROM

S. GRINBERG

URS

Malmo

1964

E. FOLDY

HUN

E. JURIK

HUN

Berlin

1962

A. SIMON

FRG

D. ROWE

ENG

Zagreb

1960

E. KOCZIAN

HUN

I. KEREKES

HUN

Budapest

1958

E. KOCZIAN

HUN

A. HAYDON

ENG

 

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