Gold For Luxembourg
NICOSIA, 5 June 2009
- Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella and Claudine Schaul
celebrated the gold medal in the women’s tennis doubles
event on Friday without even taking to the court.
The two tennis athletes were pronounced the winners
after their Luxembourg opponents were forced to pull out
of the final because one of the players failed to shrug
off an injury sustained in the previous semifinal.
Luxembourg’s Marina Novac had injured her knee in the
semifinal victory over Malta and couldn’t recover in
time for the final, leaving both herself and Kathinka
Von Deichmann out of contention for the big game.
Novac is expected to be out of action for around five
The bronze medal was shared by Monaco and Malta.