29 Jun 2018

A familiar face on the Seamaster ITTF World Tour, Slovenia’s Darko Jorgic won the Men’s Singles at the Tarragona 2018 Mediterranean Games on Thursday 28th June after three days of intense action.

Most certainly it was an impressive performance in a competition organised in three stages.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager

In the opening group stage he finished ahead of Ioannis Scouropoulos of Greece and Tunisia’s Adam Hmam; in the second phase he concluded matters with Alexandre Robinot of France, Algeria’s Sami Kherouf and Turkey’s Ahmet Li being the next in line.

Notably, it was a stage of proceedings where Egypt’s Omar Assar, the leading name on duty withdrew from the competition when scheduled to meet Marios Yiangou of Cyprus.

Safely through the initial phases, Dargo Jorgic beat Italy’s Niagol Stoyanov (11-5, 11-8, 13-11, 13-11) and Turkey’s Ibrahaim Gündüz (11-6, 11-7, 12-10, 2-11, 11-3) to reserve his place in the final where he accounted for Spain’s Jesus Cantero (11-8, 11-8, 13-11, 13-11).

Meanwhile, in the opposite half of the draw, in the quarter-final round Jesus Cantero had beaten Portugal’s Diogo Carvalho (6-11, 11-5, 4-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-5, 12-10), prior to gaining a walk-over in opposition to Alexande Robinot.

Ibrahaim Gündüz duly secured the bronze medal; likewise being awarded a walk-over when due to face Alexandre Robinot.

Attention now turns to the Men´s Teams events; play concludes on Saturday 30th June.

Tarragona Mediterranean Games: Full Results

2018 Mediterranean Games Darko Jorgic