In the end, just the coronation was missing. At his first tournament after eight-month injury break, the German table tennis player Dimitrij Ovtcharov marched right into the final in Lima, already led 2-0 collections and also shed on Monday versus his German national group associate Dang Qiu (Borussia Düsseldorf) 3: 4.
In the end, the loss in the final was a shame, stated the 33-year-old, that, after 2 sentences won, likewise awarded 2 established balls in the 3rd round. Ovtcharov had already said the day in the past after his last in the Peruvian resources: I would not have actually placed a cent on myself.
minimal training in the past couple of months
Ovtcharov has actually rarely trained in current months. My papa persuaded me to begin in Lima, he claimed. I would not have actually assumed at all that after seven months I was partially affordable without sporting activities as well as just a couple of weeks of training.
Behind the former globe positions as well as Olympic thirds of Tokyo are possibly the hardest months of his occupation. Ovtcharov was operated on the ankle joint last October and also February. In the middle of this compelled break, the Russian assault on Ukraine, who personally struck the boy of a former Soviet table tennis master personally than any type of other leading German athlete. Because Ovtcharov was birthed in Kyiv, his grandmother resided in the city at the beginning of the war. When she was secure, the globe ranking ninth left his Russian Fakel Orenburg club for which he bet eleven years in demonstration versus the strike.
buoyancy for the big jobs of this year
Ovtcharov had currently claimed the day before after his last in the Peruvian funding: I would not have actually placed a cent on myself. In China, Ovtcharov and also Dang Qiu will certainly play in a group. Ovtcharov will certainly also benefit from the promotion of the 25-year-old to the leading 15 in the world positions. It obtains much better as well as much better, which is extremely excellent for the German table tennis and the further advancement of our national group, said Ovtcharov.
In Lima he defeated the former team European champion Joao Monteiro (Portugal), previous jr globe champ Chen Chien-An (Taiwan) as well as the Bundesliga celebrities Simon Gauzy (France) and also Anton Källberg (Sweden). This gives him an increase for the big jobs of this year: the house European Champions in Munich (August 13th to 21st) as well as the group World Mug in Chengdu (September 30th to October 9).
In China, Ovtcharov and Dang Qiu will play in a team. Ovtcharov will certainly additionally benefit from the promotion of the 25-year-old to the leading 15 on the planet rankings. In 2020, Qiu won the Portugal Open. After the intro of the Table Tennis tournament collection, he reached the finals in Dubai as well as Tunis. It gets better and also better, which is excellent for the German table tennis and the more advancement of our national team, claimed Ovtcharov.