Kristian Karlsson is not selected for the Swedish team after the Tokyo Olympics. A few days ago, the Swedish table tennis team announced the European Championship (team competition) entry list. K. Karlsson was not selected. And the 19-year-old Moregard will play for Sweden.
Kristian Karlsson was removed from the Swedish team
K. Karlsson was shocked to learn that he was missing from the Swedish European Championship list. He said it was due to his performance during the Olympic Games. During the Olympic singles competition, K. Karlsson was late when teammate Carlberg played against an American player.
K. Karlsson told the Swedish TV station that I was sitting in the stands watching the game and supporting Karberg, but I did not fully integrate into the Swedish team, and I did not sit with the whole team. K. Karlsson has stated that he does not want to continue playing for the national team.
The Sweden head coach
Coach Persson responded to his selection of the European Championship: I didn’t choose K. Karlsson in the European Championship team lineup was not because of his performance in the Tokyo Olympics, because the Swedish team now has many outstanding players and many competition tasks.
I want to give the 19-year-old Moregard a chance because he has played well recently. Moregarde won the men’s singles championship at the WTT Budapest not long ago and won the men’s doubles championship at the Czech Open.
Regarding K. Karlsson’s desire to leave the national team, Persson said that he should not have such an idea and did not want him to make such a choice. There will be the World Table Tennis Championships in November, and K. Karlsson is one of the candidates.