FROM 16 by 19 of January in the Czech city of Prague, an international squash tournament «Czech Junior Open 2020" level «Super Series», second place where took Alexander Babi (girls to 11 years) Dmitry Shcherbakov (boys to 15 years). Bronze medals in Victoria Donika (girls to 11 years) and Olga Kotova (girls to 15 years).
International tournament ESF Junior Open 2020 Junior was a record for the number of registered players, This year the tournament has submitted an application 290 best of skvoshistov 35 countries of the world.
10-summer Babiy Alexander (category 11 years), first became a medalist of the international competitions. Juniors won silver, beating the strongest rivals: 2 seeded Zoe Yeomans, as well as the main contenders for gold, countrywoman Victoria Donika with the result 3:0.
The second silver brought Ukraine Dmitry Shcherbakov. 4 racket junior to 15 and s 1 seeded Shcherbakov ml from Kiev put his own record on the Czech tournament. 14-old athlete won the cerebro, beating - Polish Mikołaj Hyżyk [17/32] James и Zimecki [9/16] with the score 3:0, katarca Salem Al-Malki [9/16] with the score (11-5, 3-11, 12-10, 11-6), and the Irishman Sean Murphy [5/8] with the score (8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10) in each of the games played. And only a step to gold Dmitry conceded Qataris Yousef Farag with the score 3:0 (6-11, 1-11, 6-11).
Result 2019 of the year - 4 a place.
Second bronze brought Ukraine Olga Kotova. 7 racket junior to 15 and s 5/8 seeded 14-year-old Olga Kotova from Kiev for the first time takes the third place in the Czech tournament. Ward "Children's Academy squash. Towers ", won the December gold on the Ukrainian Championship 2019 Junior, this time was once again in top form, beating Ukrainian woman Sofiia Zrazhevska [9/16] и Knowledge Ulrich  Slovenian, and then Chloé Crabbé in the finals with a score of 9-11, 11-7, 10-12, 5-11.
Result 2019 of the year - 9 a place.
It can be considered a success overall result of the Ukrainian team - our juniors won four medals: dividing with Ireland second position. And in the Czech Republic won the tournament hosts, beaten us 4 medals: Czechs took the honors in seven of the ten age categories. He closed the top three winners, one of the strongest in Europe – Polish school squash. At this time, the Poles won three medals.
All in Prague has acted 18 Participants from Ukraine. Among the other athletes have become the most successful games Timothy Radionova (BU15), Yegor Shcherbakov (BU11), Milena Velichko (GU15), Christina Begeby (GU13) and Sofia Zrazhevsky (GU15), who took fourth, eighth and ninth place, respectively.
Results of other athletes from Ukraine to the Czech Republic Czech Junior Open 2020 SS:
- Krykun Anastasia (GU13) – 11 a place.
- Nikita Khlus (BU13) – 11 a place.
- Girik Elizabeth (GU17) – 15 a place.
- Artem Panchenko (VU13) – 16 a place.
- David Zaicenko (BU11) – 17 a place.
- Tverdohleb Vladislav (GU17) – 25 a place.
- Tymoshchuk Matthew (VU17) – 28 a place.
- Oleg Pozdnyakov (BU17) – 31 a place.
- Nedilko Nikita (BU17) – 52 a place.
Now Ukrainian skvoshisty preparing for the next competition - Slovenian Junior Open 2019, which will take place 01-03 February Ljubljana.
Congratulations to the athletes and wish them further success!
© Anna Tesleva