Russia was the most successful country in the tournament
The ten-day European Youth Championship in Ostrava has ended with final matches in singles competition. There were eight sets of medals and the matches offered a stunning show.
The most successful country was Russia with their four golds. Romania did bring the same amount of titles as Russia, except for they achieved only two silvers, unlike Russia, which won five silvers.
The most watched category of junior singles were won by Swedish Truls Moregard and Polish Anna Wegrzyn. Unlike Swedish junior, whose ascend upon European throne could be expected, because he had achieved silver last year, Polish title is somewhat bit of a surprise. Yet both had no problems going through the tournament, Moregard defeated Azerbaijani Yu Khinhang in the final match, Wegrzyn coped with Italian Jamila Laurenti.
In cadets boys singles Darius Movileanu succeeded in the finals, when he won against Iulian Chirita 4:2. Last year´s champion Romanian Elena Zaharia knocked out French superfavourite Prithika Pavade and fell in tears after her success. In the final match she has not shown any emotions, she defeated Russian Vlada Voronina 4:0 with ease and defended her title.
Russian pair Lev Katsman, Maksim Grebnev also succeeded in defending their title, even though they stood against great duo Truls Moregard and Vladimir Sidorenko. The junior girls doubles finalists Ece Harac, Ozga Yilmaz from Turkey were great surprise. Kristina Kazanceva and Maria Tailakova were too much for them though.
Two major enemies from cadet girls singles combined their strength and as expected, they achieved their gold. Prithika Pavade and Elena Zaharia were losing 0:2, but they still managed to win the title. In cadet boys doubles Romanians were dominating, this time duo Iulian Chirita and Eduard Ionescu. The most successful girl player of the championship was Prithika Pavade, who, after win of the French team, possessed mixed doubles. She added one bronze to her three golds.