European table tennis championship 2005

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The 25th European Table Tennis Championships (officially LIEBHERR European Table Tennis Championships 2005 in German LIEBHERR European Championships 2005) was from March 27 to April 1, 2005 Aarhus instead. Competitions were held in singles, doubles, mixed and in a team.

The venue was the Atletion sports center in the south of the city. The competitions were held in four halls: Atletion Arena, "New" Hall, Old Stadium Hall and Team Danmark Hall.

Qualified athletes

Seven women and seven men started for Germany at the European Championships in Aarhus.

Women: Men's:

Four women and seven men competed in the championship for Austria.

Women: Men's:

Cutting off the Germans

The German men were looked after by Richard Prause , the women by Tobias Beck and Jörg Bitzigeio . Dirk Schimmelpfennig was the head coach .

Team competition men

Even before the event, Jörg Roßkopf's nomination was controversial. Since he played unusually weak during the tournament, the criticism continued later. Lars Hielscher was out for a short time due to a viral illness.

After beating England 3-0, the German team lost 3-1 in the quarter-finals against Romania. In the games for places 5 to 8, it prevailed against Belgium 3-0 and against Russia 3-2 to reach 5th place.

This was rated as a failure, as one had hoped for the gold medal in advance.

Team competition women

Nicole Struse could not be used in the team competition because of a cold. Irene Ivancan was only used against Austria, she was not registered in the individual competitions.

In the second round, the team won against Poland 3-0. Then she was eliminated from the battle for medals - analogous to the men - by losing 3-1 to Romania. This was followed by a 3-1 defeat against Austria in the placement games. The subsequent 3-2 win against Russia meant 7th place.

Men's singles

The best result was achieved by Zoltan Fejer-Konnerth , who reached the quarter-finals after beating Christian Hotz (Switzerland), Peter Sereda (Sweden), Daniel Tsiokas (Greece) and Constantin Cioti (Romania), where he lost to Croatian Zoran Primorac . For Timo Boll , Alexei Smirnow (Russia) was already the final destination in the round of 16 . Before that he had won against Konstantin Parapanov (Bulgaria), Andrei Filimon (Romania) and Robert Gardos (Austria). Bastian Steger eliminated Daan Sliepen (Netherlands) and Adam Lindner (Hungary) and then lost to Belgian Jean-Michel Saive . Christian Suess , who prevailed against Arthur Grigoriev (Russia) and Philippe Saive , got just as far, but not against the Greek Kalinikos Kreanga . Also Torben Wosik failed only in round 3 of Chen Weixing (Austria) to victories over Bojan Milosevic (Serbia) and Mads Sorensen (Denmark). Jörg Roßkopf won against Yevhen Prishchepka (Ukraine) and then retired in Round 2 against Martin Monrad (Denmark).

Ladies singles

Nicole Struse performed best despite having just got over a cold. After victories over Tara Fusco (Ireland), Tetyana Tkachova (Ukraine), Svetlana Krekina (Russia) and Wenling Tan Monfardini (Italy), Tamara Boroš (Croatia) was the final destination in the quarter-finals . Elke Wosik made it to the last sixteen. She threw Lina Misikonyte (Lithuania), Ding Yan (Italy) and Csilla Bátorfi (Hungary) out of the race before she was eliminated by Liu Jia (Austria). Kristin Silbereisen won against Elena Mocrousov (Moldova) and Biljana Todorovic (Slovenia) and lost to Mihaela Steff-Merutiu . Jessica Göbel advanced one round against Phai Pang (France), then she was stopped by Iveta Vacenovská (Czech Republic).

Men's doubles

The double Boll / Suss made it to the semi-finals. It defeated Marc Closset / Michel de Boer (Belgium / Netherlands), Fjodor Kusmin / Maksim Shmyrev (Russia), Primorac / Tokič (Croatia / Slovenia) and Slobodan Grujić / Aleksandar Karakašević (Serbia). The double Samsonow / Kreanga (Belarus / Greece) had to admit defeat. The second German double Wosik / Fejer-Konnerth had to admit defeat to the Icelandic-Serbian couple Gudmundur Stephensen / Bojan Milošević in the first round.

Ladies doubles

Hain-Hofmann reached the quarter-finals, where they wereeliminatedagainst the Hungarians Bátorfi / Krisztina Tóth . They had previously defeated Bilgen Öztürk / Ayse Sen (Turkey), Linda Creemers / Sigrid Van Ulsen (Netherlands) and Wang Yu / Elizabeta Samara (Italy / Romania). Stumper / Silbereisen advanced one round against Ekaterina Ntoulaki / Christina Fili (Greece), but not against Li Yunfei / Martina Safran (Belgium / Slovenia).


Jessica Göbel played with Ryan Jenkins from Wales and lost in the first round to Steger / Stumper , who were theneliminatedby Andrei Filimon / Elizabeta Samara (Romania). The Polish / German couple Błaszczyk / Struse came the furthest. After three wins over Andrej Gaćina / Matilda Ekholm (Croatia / Sweden), Feng Zhe / Asya Ilieva Kasabova (Bulgaria) and Panagiotis Gionis / Maria Mirou (Greece), the quarter-finals against Aleksandar Karakašević / Rūta Budiene (Serbia / Lithuania) ended. Roßkopf / Hain-Hofmann won against Ivan Katkov / Yunosheva (Ukraine) and Daniel Gorak / Magdalena Cihocka (Poland) and then lost against Crișan / Bădescu . Süß / Silbereisen werestoppedby Constantin Cioti / Adriana Zamfir (Romania)after the win against Mihai Bobocica / Wang Yu (Italy). The couple Torben Wosik / Elke Wosik got just as far,winning against Carlos Machado / Alba Prades (Spain) and then losing to Lubomir Pistej / Eva Ódorová (Slovakia).

Results women


Further placement games of the other teams gave the following result:

space country
5 HungaryHungary Hungary
6th AustriaAustria Austria
7th GermanyGermany Germany
8th RussiaRussia Russia
9 Belarus 1995Belarus Belarus
10 SwedenSweden Sweden
11 PolandPoland Poland
12 BelgiumBelgium Belgium
13 SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia
14th Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
15th Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
16 PortugalPortugal Portugal


space country player
1 AustriaAustria Austria Liu Jia
2 RomaniaRomania Romania Mihaela Steff
3 CroatiaCroatia Croatia Tamara Boroš
NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands Li Jiao

In the final Liu Jia defeated Mihaela Steff 4-0 .
In the quarterfinals were eliminated:


Mihaela Steff and Tamara Boroš won the final 4-0 against Krisztina Tóth and Csilla Bátorfi .

Results gentlemen


Further placement games of the other teams gave the following result:

space country
5 GermanyGermany Germany
6th RussiaRussia Russia
7th SwedenSweden Sweden
8th BelgiumBelgium Belgium
9 CroatiaCroatia Croatia
10 NorwayNorway Norway
11 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
12 Belarus 1995Belarus Belarus
13 PolandPoland Poland
14th SpainSpain Spain
15th FranceFrance France
16 United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom


space country player
1 Belarus 1995Belarus Belarus Vladimir Samsonov
2 BelgiumBelgium Belgium Jean-Michel Saive
3 GreeceGreece Greece Kalinikos Kreanga
CroatiaCroatia Croatia Zoran Primorac

In the final, Vladimir Samsonov defeated Jean-Michel Saive 4-1.
In the quarterfinals were eliminated:

The German Timo Boll and the Austrians Chen Weixing and Werner Schlager failed in the round of 16.


space country player
1 AustriaAustria Austria Werner Schlager /
Karl Jindrak
2 Belarus 1995Belarus Belarus / Greece
Vladimir Samsonov /
Kalinikos Kreanga
3 GermanyGermany Germany Timo Boll /
Christian Süß
RussiaRussia Russia Alexei Smirnow /
Dmitri Masunow

Werner Schlager and Karl Jindrak won the final 4-2 against Wladimir Samsonow and Kalinikos Kreanga.

Results Mixed

space country player
1 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro / Lithuania
Aleksandar Karakašević /
Rūta Budiene
2 AustriaAustria Austria / Belarus
Belarus 1995Belarus 
Chen Weixing /
Viktoria Pavlovitch
3 AustriaAustria Austria Werner Schlager /
Liu Jia
RussiaRussia Russia / Hungary
Alexei Smirnow /
Krisztina Tóth


  • Timo Boll stayed away from the award ceremony for the bronze medal in doubles. This was criticized by those responsible for the DTTB.
  • Hans-Joachim Tamms (Stralsund) and Rainer Mushold (Dormagen) represented Germany as referees.
  • 15 year old Mikkel Hindersson (Denmark) was the youngest participant.
  • The ETTU Congress decided to introduce the Champions League for women from the 2005/05 season. For men, the number of participants will be increased to 16 teams.


  • Report from the EM, magazine tischtennis , 2005/4 pp. 8–34

Individual evidence

  1. Dansk Bordtennis Union: Playing Area . Retrieved October 22, 2008.
  2. Dansk Bordtennis Union: Participants / Player profiles . Retrieved October 22, 2008.
  3. a b Hosts Denmark are Euro Team Champions . Retrieved October 22, 2008.
  4. a b c d Samsonov is European Champion again . Retrieved October 22, 2008.
  5. a b Statistics: European Championship Aarhus Denmark 2005 . Retrieved October 22, 2008.

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