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Latest update: 08/06/2009 18:17 +0300

Luxembourg Leads In Table Tennis

NICOSIA, 2 June 2009 - 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 womenís categories.

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.

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