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Category: Dimitrij Ovtcharov

2012 Olympic Double Bronze Medalist

Olympians’ Equipment: Play Like the Pros with Paddle Palace

olympians-small When the best in the World battled in Rio, each used the combination of equipment that gave them the best chance to win.  Each has a different combination (likely taking their sponsors into account), often mixing rubber types and even mixing brands.  Find your personal best combination at Paddle Palace.  Click on the links below for additional equipment information from these six medalists

Champagne Showers: German Team Party Nights in Rio

-h300_rio_2016_boll_sekt_dusche_foto_dttb_350b The DTTB team celebrated in the German House in Rio their medals – with champagne showers, caipirinha and music. Present were other prominent athletes, friends, acquaintances and even a star pianist. The return of the team from Sugar began on Thursday evening. The joy of the home is large. Much time to breathe not remain especially Timo Boll, for the Tokyo 2020 goal. The night was short for DTTB Men: Because mandatory press conference of the DOSB at 9 pm takes place, the bronze medalist remained the same in the German house…

Dimitrij Ovtcharov – Germany’s 2015 Sportsman of the Year

9dfeb516-b532-11e5-a4f7-f80f41fc63ceGermany’s sports fans have chosen their Sportsman of the Year: Gesa Felicitas Krause, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and FC Bayern München win the SPORT1-sponsored prize for their success in 2015. Germany’s largest audience-awarded prize in sport – the fans have chosen: Gesa Felicitas Krause, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Bayern MunichMüller in Erklärungsnot have been awarded The SPORT1 award in the categories of “female athlete 2015”, “athlete 2015” and “Team 2015”. The award was chosen via secure online vote.

Dima Ovtcharov: King of Europe

cat302_onlineLast month, Dimitrij Ovtcharov defended and retained his title of European Men’s Champion. His dominant performance extended to the team event as well, finishing without a single loss through a week of play against the best that Europe had to offer. With the title, Ovtcharov qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, an opportunity to improve upon his 2012 Bronze medal in London.

No Timo at the World Cup: Boll Does Not Receive WildCard Invitation

Surprisingly, the seventh in the world rankings, Timo Boll, did not receive a wild card invitation to compete in the World Cup in Halmstad, Sweden (October 16 to 18). The 34-year-old, who won the Cup in 2002 and 2005 and who has been in impressive form recently in the Chinese Super League, feels as one can understand, wronged and fears negative consequences for the Olympics.

Nittaku Premium 40+ Ball to be used at European TT Championships Sept. 24-28

The prestigious European Championships being held this year in Lisbon, Portugal at MEO Arena from September 24th-28th will be one of the first major international championships using the new plastic poly balls. ITTF has mandated that all ITTF sanctioned events will use non-celluloid plastic balls as of August, 2014. The Nittaku Premium 40+ ball is the official ball for the European Championships. Made in Japan, the Nittaku Premium 40+ Ball is the only ITTF-approved non-celluloid ball made outside of China.

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