Leads In Table Tennis
NICOSIA, 2 June
Luxembourg took off to an
exceptional start in team table tennis in the XIII Games
of the Small States of Europe.
In the menís category in
group A Luxembourg claimed first place, prevailing over
Liechtenstein (3-0) and Cyprus (3-2), while in the
womenís category it didnít loose one set against San
Marino, Monaco and Iceland. Therefore Luxembourg appears
to be ready to repeat the success it enjoyed in Monaco a
decade ago, when it won gold medals in both the men and
Cyprus womenís team also
fared well as it won against Monaco (3-0) and Iceland
(3-0) but is still second place and one win behind
Luxembourg who have high hopes of claiming a medal.
San Marino claimed fist
place in menís group B after beating Monaco, Malta and
Iceland, each with a score of (3-0).
On Wednesday June 3 during
the morning semi-finals of the menís team table tennis
Luxembourg will compete against Iceland while Cyprus
will fare San Marino.
The finals will take place
on the same day at 19:00.
Womenís team table tennis
continues and will end on Wednesday June 3 with Iceland
Ė San Marino, Cyprus Luxembourg (morning) San Marino Ė
Cyprus and Monaco Ė Iceland (afternoon).
The fist day of table
tennis was honoured by the Duke of Luxembourg, Grand
Duke Henri, and the President of the Olympic Committee
of Grand Duchy, Mark Theisen as well as the President of
the Table Tennis Federation, Andreas Georgiou.
The morning matches were
also attended by around 500 primary school students.