Munich (dpa / lby) - With the world number seven Ying Han and the Olympic third Dimitrij Ovtcharov, the German Table Tennis Association is going to the home European Championships in Munich. The duo leads the twelve-player squad that the DTTB announced on Tuesday for the title fights from August 13th to 21st. During the European Championships in table tennis, the titles are awarded in singles, doubles and mixed.
In addition to Ovtcharov, the men also have Dang Qiu, Timo Boll, Patrick Franziska and Benedikt Duda. "European Championships in front of a home audience are a highlight for every athlete and a highlight for table tennis in Germany," said the men's national coach Jörg Roßkopf. "We have a lot of hot irons in the fire in all competitions and, as always, we want to have a say in the award of the title, even if the competition in 2022 is even stronger than last year."
Women's national coach Tamara Boros called seven players into the squad for the European Championship. In addition to Ying Han, Nina Mittelham, Xiaona Shan, Petrissa Solja and Sabine Winter as well as the two talents Annett Kaufmann and Franziska Schreiner, who secured personal starting places in the European Table Tennis Union at the U21 European Championship 2021, will be there.