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Title Retained, Dimitrij Ovtcharov Wins in Ekaterinburg

LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships, 25 Sep 2015 - 04 Oct 2015, Ekaterinburg, RUS
The winner two years ago in Schwechat, Austria; Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov retained his Men’s Singles title at the Liebherr 2015 ITTF-European Championships in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg on the evening of Sunday 4th October.

Occupying the top seeded position, at the final hurdle he accounted for Portugal’s Marcos Freitas in five games (14-12, 9-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-6) to secure the crown.

Dreams Comes True Elizabeta Samara Give Coach Perfect Birthday Present

LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships, 25 Sep 2015 - 04 Oct 2015, Ekaterinburg, RUS
Crowned European Youth champion in Bratislava in 2007, Romania’s Elizabeta Samara completed her graduation in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg on Sunday 4th October. She won the Women’s Singles title at the Liebherr 2015 ITTF-European Championships.

The no.3 seed, at the final hurdle she overcame the Li Jie of the Netherlands, the no.4 seed, in a full distance seven games encounter (11-6, 9-11, 3-11, 11-7, 12-14, 11-4, 11-4) to secure the top prize and present her erstwhile coach, Viorel Filimon with the perfect birthday present.
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First Place for First Time Partners, Stefan Fegerl and João Monteiro Strike Gold

LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships, 25 Sep 2015 - 04 Oct 2015, Ekaterinburg, RUS
Outsiders for gold, together for the very first time, the combination of Austria’s Stefan Fegerl and João Monteiro won the Men’s Doubles title at the Liebherr 2015 European Championships in Ekaterinburg on Sunday 4th October.

The no.11 seeds, they accounted for the top seeded duo comprising Stefan Fegerl’s colleagues Robert Gardos and Daniel Habesohn in a thrilling full distance seven games encounter. In an electric atmosphere with the tiered seating full to capacity, some 3, 000 spectators, they saved one match point before securing victory (11-9, 14-12, 6-11, 8-11. 13-15, 11-8, 12-10).
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Gold for Turkey and Spain, Hu Melek and Shen Yanfei Women’s Doubles Champions

LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships, 25 Sep 2015 - 04 Oct 2015, Ekaterinburg, RUS
Quarter-finalists at the Qoros 2015 World Championships in Suzhou earlier in the year, the only previous occasion when they have joined forces, Turkey’s Hu Melek and Spain’s Shen Yanfei combined to win the Women’s Doubles title at the Liebherr 2015 ITTF-European Championships in the Ekaterinburg in Sunday 4th October.

The no.4 seeds, at the final hurdle they beat the pairing formed by Hungary’s Georgina Pota and Romania’s Elizabeta Samara, the no.5 seeds, to arrest the title (11-4, 11-7, 11-9, 11-13, 11-4).
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Top Names Reach Final, Swedish Hopes End, Mixed Fortunes for Portugal

LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships, 25 Sep 2015 - 04 Oct 2015, Ekaterinburg, RUS
Places in the final for the top two seeds, matters advanced as predicted at the semi-final stage of the Men’s Singles event at the Liebherr 2015 ITTF-European Championships in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg on the early afternoon of Sunday 4th October.

Portugal’s Marcos Freitas, the no.2 seed, beat Sweden’s Pär Gerell, the no.10 seed, in a full distance seven games duel (4-11, 11-3, 8-11, 8-11, 11-4, 13-11, 11-8), before, Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov, the top seed, secured his place in the final courtesy of success against Tiago Apolonia, the no.4 seed and like Marcos Freitas from Portugal.

Russian Dreams End, Elizabeta Samara and Lie Jie Reach Final

LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships, 25 Sep 2015 - 04 Oct 2015, Ekaterinburg, RUS
Defeat for Polina Mikhailova, the host nation’s dreams of gold ended on the morning of Sunday 4th October at the Liebherr 2015 ITTF-European Championships in Ekaterinburg.

Following success for Li Jie of the Netherlands, the no.4 seed, in opposition to Portugal’s Yu Fu, the no.9 seed (11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6); the Russian heroine, the no.15 seed, was beaten by Romania’s Elizabeta Samara, the no.3 seed, in five games (12-10, 6-11, 14-12, 11-6, 11-4).
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Three Out of Four, Austria Assured Gold, João Monteiro the Interloper

LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships, 25 Sep 2015 - 04 Oct 2015, Ekaterinburg, RUS
Ten years ago in the Danish city of Aarhus, Karl Jindrak and Werner Schlager won the Men’s Doubles title at the 2015 European Championships; now a decade later, Austria is once again guaranteed a place on the medal podium and patriotic supporters will be able to stand tall on the concluding day of play to hear their national anthem played.

At the Liebherr 2015 ITTF-European Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia; the final of the Men’s Doubles event comprises no less than three Austrians.

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