26 Oct 2016

A busy time in the Peruvian capital city of Lima; the 2016 Latin American Under 13 and Under 11 Championships commence on Tuesday 25th October with an overall total of 85 boys and 78 girls in action.

Intense competition will no doubt be witnessed in what has already been a hive of activity; a Latin American Hopes Training Camp was staged from Tuesday 18th to Sunday 23rd October.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

The head coach was Germany’s Eva Jeler assisted by Brazil’s Lincon Yasuda.

A total of 14 players attended with Mexico’s Rogelio Castro winning the Boys’ Singles event finishing ahead of Peru’s Nicolas Luna and Colombia’s Miguel Aguirre.

Meanwhile in the corresponding Girls’ Singles competition, first place went to Brazil’s Giulia Takahashi with Guatemala’s Jenny Cux and Mexico’s Tamara Hanna completing the top three places.

“These young players have a lot of talent, a natural talent; they need to be much better technically. The focus of the training has to be on basic techniques. If the foundations of a house are not strong, you will never have a big and safe house”, Eva Jeler.

Players from ten national associations participated: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago.

Meanwhile, for the 2016 Latin American Under 13 and Under 11 Championships; 16 national associations will compete.

In addition to the hosts, Peru; teams have travelled from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rio and Trinidad and Tobago.

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