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Champions League Men - 1 Apr 2013

Daniela DODEAN’s awaited comeback is now


Romanian Daniela DODEAN is coming back to competitive table tennis exactly four months after serious knee surgery on December 5th. SVS STROCK star and double European champion missed a crucial games in Women’s European Champions League semi final and she

Romanian Daniela DODEAN is coming back to competitive table tennis exactly four months after serious knee surgery on December 5th. SVS STROCK star and double European champion missed a crucial games in Women’s European Champions League semi final and she will play first time on April 5th, during the Austrian League’s match against TTV Wiener Neudorf 1947.

“I’m thrilled to be back and I will give everything to get back in top form as soon as possible”, says Daniela DODEAN who trains since the summer of 2010 in the actual Austrian champion, based in Werner Schlager Academy at Schwechat.

For Daniela DODEAN the last weeks were dedicated to convalescence, physical strengthening and the return to table tennis training. These days, the attending physician Dr. Gerald KUCHLING has approved her comeback to competitive sport. So SVS STRÖCK coach Aya UMEMURA decided with the consent of Daniela DODEAN to deploy the Romanian again against Wiener NEUDORF.

Her next big goals are the World Championships in Paris (13-20 May), where she will compete in singles and doubles with her Romanian partner Elisabetha SAMARA.

Alex MILETIC, EWT

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