In Prague (Czech Republic) An international squash «Czech Junior Open 2019" tournament (super series). Within the walls of the squash club «Hector Sport Centre» gathered 260 Athletes from around the world. This number of participants and the level of the tournament confirmed the prestige of participating in competitions. Ukrainian athletes returned with two prize-winning: Milena Velichko (to 13 years) - won 2 a place, a Dmitry Shcherbakov (to 15 years) vyborol honor 4 a place.
12-summer Dnepryanka Milena Velichko, number nine European rating, multiple participant of international squash tournament among juniors, New season brings only medal. Champion of Ukraine confidently reached the finals, first defeat awaited athlete in the match against Maya Weishar [3/4] from Germany, with the score 3:1 win and place on top of the podium was for the opponent (7-11, 11-7, 5-11, 7-11).
It is difficult to ignore another game our sportsmen - Dmitry Shcherbakov [2/2]. although, Dima took 4 a place, he showed the beautiful game and once again proved their strength sporty spirit. Despite the departure of the main draw after losing Mohamed Ouda [3/4], skvoshist consistently beat Dumitru Goian rivals from Romania with a score of 3:2 (5-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 8-11), Jan Figarski [17/24] from Poland with the score 3:0 (6-11, 8-11, 6-11) and Alex Kelar from the Czech Republic with a score of 3:2 (6-11, 13-11, 11-4, 8-11, 9-11).
Overall, acted in the Czech Republic 10 Participants from Ukraine. Among the other athletes have become the most successful games of the youngest skvoshista Yegor Shcherbakov (BU11), Christina Begeba (GU13), Timothy Rodionova (BU15) and Olga Kotova (GU15), which took place the first 10-ki in their respective categories - the sixth, the 7th, eighth and ninth place, respectively. Twelfth place in the asset Oleg Pozdnyakov (VU15), Vlada Tverdohleb (GU15) and Julia Zhukavets (GU19), and at the most senior athlete among boys, Julia Laukarta (BU17) sixteenth place.
Now Ukrainian skvoshisty preparing for the next competition - Slovenian Junior Open 2019, which will take place 1 – 3 February Ljubljana.
Congratulations to the athletes and wish them further success!
© Anna Tesleva