by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Grondo, represented by Vyacheslav Belokon, Yegor Chekel and Daniel Savostyan won the Boys’ Team title; the counterpart Girls’ Team top prize finished in the hands of the Minsk outfit represented by Maria Brazovskaya, Tatiana Chekavaya and Darya Vasilenko.
Success for Vyacheslav Belokon, Yegor Chekel and Daniel Savostyan; the three players also enjoyed success in the individual events.
Vyacheslav Belokon and Daniel Savostyan won the respective 2004 and 2007 age group Boys’ Singles categories, the former accounting for Vladimir Belokon in the final, the latter for Daniel Vitorskiy. Gold for Vyacheslav Belokon and Daniel Savostyan, for Egor Chekel it bronze; he was beaten by Vladislav Rukletsov, the champion elect, at the semi-final stage of the 2001 years event.
Conversely for the girls, there was no similar success.
Inga Korick won the 2001 years event beating Anastasiya Volkova in the final; Vera Volkova emerged as the 2004 years champion at the expense of Dariya Vasilenko, whilst Elizaveta Timoshkova overcame Anastasiya Frovola in be crowned 2007 Girls’ Singles champion.
The awards were presented by Nikolai Konyushkevich, Director of the Minsk Sports School No.1; Andrey Burak, the Deputy President of the Minsk Organising Committee and Alexandra Sipach, the tournament referee.
Roll of Honour
Boys’ Team: 1. Grondo (Vyacheslav Belokon, Yegor Chekel, Daniel Savostyan)
Boys’ Singles (2001 Years): 1. Vladislav Ruckletsov 2. Iliya Korchinskiy 3. Egor Chekel 4. Mikhail Tsyganocskiy
Boys’ Singles (2004 Years): 1. Vyachaslav Belokon 2. Vladimir Belokon 3. Daniel Lvov 4. Maksim Lyakhov
Boys’ Singles (2007 Years): 1. Daniel Savostiyan 2. Daniel Vitorskiy 3. Asreniy Ryazhchenko 4. Vyachaslev Borovko
Girls’ Team: 1. Minsk (Maria Brazovskaya, Tatiana Chekavaya and Darya Vasilenko)
Girls’ Singles (2001 Years): 1. Inga Korick 2. Anastasiya Volkova 3. Uliyana Olkhovkaya
Girls’ Singles (2004 Years): 1. Vera Volkova 2. Dariya Vasilenko 3. Ekaterina Ablam 4. Adriana Illasova
Girls’ Singles (2007 Years): 1. Elizaveta Timoshkova 2. Anastasiya Frolova 3. Kseniya Kostyukevich 4. Daria Davydova
Photos: courtesy of Alexandre Petkevitch