“Style is my recipe for success…”
That style is visible for all to see every time Bernadette Szocs takes to the table and next month the Romanian will have the chance to show just how ruthless she can be against the biggest names in world Table Tennis at next month’s Liebherr ITTF 2019 World Table Tennis Championships.
A bright athlete from a young age Bernadette Szocs has grown to become one of the most exciting young players Romania and the European continent as a whole has to offer.
Picking up two ITTF World Tour singles titles in her days as an Under 21 competitor, Szocs went on to claim her first senior gold medal at an open international tournament in 2017 at the ITTF Challenge Series event in São Paulo, Brazil.
However, it was the CCB 2018 ITTF Europe Top 16 Cup competition where Szocs really made a name for herself on the big stage, defying the odds as no.8 seed to become the first Romanian to lift the prestigious trophy since Otilia Badescu’s title win in 1995.
What goes through the Romanian’s thought process when she prepares for each and every shot? Find out with part three of ‘Inside My Mind’:
Spell-binding imagery and audio of the highest production quality will leave you captivated, as the players take you away on an uncharted journey deep into their game plans, all while speaking in their native tongue (supported by English subtitles).
The third episode of a seven-part series, ‘Inside My Mind’ is simply not to be missed on the lead-up to the Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in April.
Here is the full programme of ‘Inside My Mind’:
Ding Ning (China) ‘The Queen of Hearts’ combines elegance and dynamism like no other. She is the Women’s World no. 1 and reigning World & Olympic Champion. Watch her signature serve as the key to her strategy of serial success.
Quadri Aruna (Nigeria) Thumping power strokes and terrific topspin are what he’s known for, but there’s a lot more than first meets the eye to the reigning African Champion.
Bernadette Szocs (Romania) Perfection personified, from her very appearance on court to the unmistakable precision of each and every movement that have taken her to European titles. For Bernadette, it’s the details that matter.
Ma Long (China) He’s not called ‘The Dictator’ by accident. Enter the unique mind of a natural-born winner: the reigning Men’s World & Olympic Champion, Ma Long.
Hugo Calderano (Brazil) Athleticism. Energy. Exuberance. That’s all clear, but what is the boy from Brazil actually thinking when he’s meaning business on court? The first ever player from Latin America to break into the top 10 in the world, Hugo gives you special insight into his shot selection. Speed of body. Speed of mind.
Manika Batra (India) The most mystical of all: let Manika cast you under her spell as the Commonwealth Games Champion reveals her masterplan.
Timo Boll (Germany) Seven times a European Champion. Yes, seven times! Not to mention two World Cups. But there’s so much to discover still about Timo Boll. Watch and learn from an undisputed legend of the game.