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Recent Success Indicates Positive Signs for Great Britain as Rio Looms Closer

 05/16/2016      

The ultimate goal is Rio de Janeiro for the Paralympic Games to be staged later this year in September; the recent Thermana Lasko 2016 Slovenia Para Open and the Slovakia Para Open, whilst tournaments in their own right, were for many players a measure of the progress being made with the Brazilian city very much in mind.

Concluding in Bratislava on Saturday 14th May, it was a testing experience for the excursion that had seen play start 10 days early on Wednesday 4th May in Lasko.

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Simply Perfection, Brazilians Upset Seeding, Win in Style

 05/14/2016      

Represented by Welder Knaf and David Andrade de Freitas; Brazil caused the biggest upset on the concluding day of action, Saturday 14th May, at the 2016 Slovakia Para Open Championships in Bratislava.

Competing in Menís Team Class 3 and occupying the fourth seeded position in the event; against expectations they emerged as the gold medallists.

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More Medals Added to Collection, Positive Conclusion for Great Britain

 05/14/2016      

Ending matters on a high note was the aim of Great Britain on the concluding day of play, Saturday 14th May, at the 2016 Slovak Para Open Championships in Bratislava.

A sense of unity in the camp, one which bodes well for both the short term and long term future, matters concluded with more success, more medals to be added to the luggage for the return journey.

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Leading Pairs Emerge Successful, Status Prevails as Team Events Commence

 05/13/2016      

The partnership formed by Mexicoís Edith Sigala and Alba Paredes, alongside the combination of Turkeyís Kubra Ocsoy and Canadaís Stephanie Chan plus that of Koreaís Kim Seokok and Lee Kunwoo, were the outfits to cause the surprises as play commenced in the Womenís Team events at the 2016 Slovakia Para Open Championships in Bratislava.

All three pairings ended the day unbeaten contrary to expectations.

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Maintaining Momentum, More Medal Hopes Very Much Alive

 05/13/2016      

Medals in the individual events, the next quest for Great Britain was to match the success in the ensuing Menís Team and Womenís Team competitions at the 2016 Slovakia Para Open Championships in Bratislava.

Morale high in the camp, the momentum was maintained; when play concluded on Friday 13th May hopes of repeating the success of earlier in the week were high.

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Invitation to Umpire at Romanian Para International Table Tennis Open

 05/13/2016      

An invitation is extended for international umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2016 Romanian Para International Table Tennis Open (RITTO) to be staged in Cluj Napoca, Romania.

The overall playing days are from Tuesday 21st June to Saturday 25th June.

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Jan Riapos Delights Home Supporters, Upsets Seeding to Claim Gold

 05/12/2016      

Gold medallist at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the host nationís Jan Riapos delighted the home supporters in Bratislava on Thursday 12th May by winning the Menís Singles Class 2 title at the 2016 Slovak Para Open Championships.

Furthermore, he succeeded somewhat against expectations; although the owner of the most prestigious of all titles, he started matters as the fifth seed.

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Tables Turn, Different Fortunes One Day Later for Yoon Jiyu and Alena Kanova

 05/12/2016      

Titles against expectations, Korea emerged as the country to upset the seeding, as play in the Womenís Singles event at the 2016 Slovakia Para Open Championships came to a conclusion on the second day of action, Thursday 12th May.

Both Yoon Jiyu and Jung Younga emerged as surprise winners.

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Highest Step Elusive but Creditable Performances, Six Medals for Great Britain

 05/12/2016      

A highly successful opening day at the 2016 Slovakia Open in Bratislava; matters continued in a similar vein on the second day of action, Thursday 12th May, for the Great Britain Team.

The highest step of the podium proved elusive but once again, under the guidance of Gorad Vecko, the Performance Director, his charges proved more than worthy opponents for adversaries of high pedigree.

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