Rapport VM Düsseldorf

    Results and report of our players from World Table Tennis Championship in Dusseldorf 28.05-05.06.2017

    Ilka Doval (WR: 311 of May 2017)
    Single event. Group stage:
    • Mylona Marina CYP (WR: ?) 4:2
    • Yovkova Maria BUL (WR: 326) 4:3
    With this won match against Yovkova Marina Ilka took revenge from Under 21 Europena Championship 2017 played in Sochi where she lost to her 1:4.
    Ilka took first place in the group and had to play one more preliminary match to enter the main draw.
    Preliminary match:
    • Adamkowa Karin (WR: 261) 1:4
    This player in the first round of the main draw beat player Ciobanu Irina (WR: 106) and lost in the second round against Ding Ning 0:4.
    Ilka Doval was the only Norwegian player passing the group stage and going to the next round.

    Maja Gjelle (WR: 400 of May 2017)
    Single event. Group stage:
    • Bogdanova Nadezdha BLR (WR: 278) 1:4
    • Ramirios Estefania ESA (WR: ?) 4:2
    Maja took second place in the group and was eliminated from the event.

    Eskil Lindholm (WR: 436of May 2017)
    Single event. Group stage:
    • Martinez Livan CUB (WR: ?) 4:1
    • Ecseki Nandor HUN (WR: 224) 2:4
    Eskil took second place in the group and was eliminated from the event.

    Marcus Waerstad (WR: 541 of May 2017)
    Single event. Group stage:
    • Sow Hamidou SEN (WR: ?) 4:2
    • Sereda Peter SVK (WR: 181) 3:4
    Last time Marcus played Sereda it was easy match lost by 0:3.
    Marcus had good chance to pass the group.
    Eventually he took second place in the group and was eliminated from the event.

    Double event.
    Maja Gjelle and Ilka Doval
    Preliminary stage:
    • Mezouary Ilham/Outolla Ines MAR (WR: ?/?) WO
    • Givan Ashley/Rios Daniely IRL/PUR (WR: ?/?) 3:2
    Girls went through preliminary stage and enterd the main draw.
    Main draw. 1st round:
    • Batra Manika/Das Mouma IND (WR: 103/129) 1:4
    Girls were eliminated from the event but to be in the best 64 doubles in the World we must consider very good result. Gratulerer jenter!
    This double from India got to the quarter final of the VM.

    Marcus Wearstad and Eskil Lindholm
    Preliminary stage:
    • Olivares Felipe/Rodriguez Alejandro CHI (WR: 227/330) 1:3
    Boys were eliminated from the event.

    Mixed doubles event
    Ilka Doval and Eskil Lindholm
    Preliminary round:
    • Poh Shao Feng Ethan/Zhang Wanling SGP (WR: 444/441) 0:3
    Ilka and Eskil were eliminated from the event.

    Maja Gjelle and Marcus Waerstad
    Preliminary round:
    • Kodjabashev Denislav/Zamfirova Elitsa BUL (WR: 342/364) 2:3
    Maja and Eskil were eliminated from the event.

    Final thoughts
    I think that all players were fighting very well giving everything in their respective matches. They were motivated and determined to win.
    We have talented players with the potential to become even better but of course we have to train more and work on the quality of our game.
    In the matches we could see some very well played points but also we make easy mistakes and this makes impossible to beat good players and achieve better results.
    We must train better on regular basis and put more interest during all season in the process of training.
    This also refers to our doubles and mixed doubles pairs where we spend not much time to train them.
    It was good experience VM in Dusseldorf 2017. I hope that this event will convince our players to work harder and become more determined in their day to day training.

    Jaroslaw