Timo BOLL is European Champion for the 7th times

Timo BOLL is European Champion for the 7th times

Yes! Timo Boll, the most elegant style, in table tennis. At 37 years old, he won again the European Championships 2018. And this is his 7th title! Amazing!

Timo Boll won again

Last time Timo Boll won the Singles LIEBHERR European Championships in 2012.

Awards Ceremonies. Liebherr 2018 ITTFEuropean Table Tennis Championships. 23 September. Alicante, Spain
Awards Ceremonies. Liebherr 2018 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships. 23 September. Alicante, Spain (photo Remy Gros – ETTU)

Timo Boll admitted (on ETTU’s news):

“I am still nervous, I still have the desire to win and to play. That is a good thing. I enjoy the game. Success is important, but if you do not feel the joy, then is time to quit. I think I will stay more for a while.”

European Table Tennis Championship ETTC 2018 (Photo ETTU)
European Table Tennis Championship ETTC 2018 (Photo ETTU)

Timo Boll overcame Vladimir SAMSONOV and title defender Emmanuel LEBESSON in the previous round.

In the final, he won Ovidiu Ionescu 4-1:

Men’s Singles – Finals – Gold Medal Match.BOLL Timo GER beat IONESCU Ovidiu ROU 4/1. Liebherr 2018 ITTFEuropean Table Tennis Championships
Men’s Singles – Finals – Gold Medal Match.BOLL Timo GER beat IONESCU Ovidiu ROU 4/1. Liebherr 2018 ITTFEuropean Table Tennis Championships

“I am surprised that I win this Championships,” said Timo Boll.”

I was also shocked in the final. IONESCU is a very clever player. He came well prepared, he is fast and he hits hard the ball. Also, the level of his self-confidence was fantastic.”

Ovidiu IONESCU’s nightmare

IONESCU confirmed that Kristian KARLSSON was his nightmare!

“Ten days ago, Kristian KARLSSON was my nightmare. In ten matches he beat me seven times. And then, 10 days ago I beat him in the League. Everything changed. Before that I had knew I am done if I see him in the draw, but then I finally made a breakthrough,” said IONECSU.

European Men's champion 2018 (photo ETTU)
European Men’s champion 2018 (photo ETTU)
European Women Champion 2018 (Photo ETTU)
Women European Champion 2018 (Photo ETTU)

There are totally 20 medals for the LIEBHERR European Championships 2018:

Awards of the European Table Tennis Championship in Spain (Alicante, September 18-23, 2018). 20 medals were played
Awards of the European Table Tennis Championship in Spain (Alicante, September 18-23, 2018). 20 medals were played (Photo Remy Gros / ETTU)

Read more: Private coaching by Timo Boll.

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