The Polish Table Tennis Federation has announced the Polish national team for the world championships. This includes the players who will perform at the European Games Krakow – Małopolska 2023. In addition to medals, olympic qualification in the mixed doubles will be at stake.
Natalia Bajor, Anna Wegrzyn, Katarzyna Wegrzyn, Jakub Dyjas, Maciej Kubik, Samuel Kulczycki and Marek Badowski are in the national team for the World Individual Championships in Durban, South Africa (20-28 May). – Appearance in this event is determined by the world ranking and places in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Marek Badowski and Natalia Bajor joined our line-up last, in the mixed,” says Stefan Dryszel, sports director of the Polish Table Tennis Federation.
In the individual competitions they will play: Dyjas, Kubik, Bajor and Anna Węgrzyn (singles); Dyjas/Belg Cedric Nuytinck, Kubik/ Kulczycki, Anna Węgrzyn/Katarzyna Węgrzyn (doubles); Kulczycki/Katarzyna Węgrzyn, Badowski/ Bajor (mixed). This will be the last test for them before the European Games. Less than a month later, they will start competing in the Hutnik Arena (23 June – 1 July). The winning pair in the mixed game will be promoted to the Olympic Games in Paris (2024). In addition, singles and doubles will be played. There will be 152 athletes competing in Krakow.
As Stefan Dryszel reports, a wide-ranging team is known for the European Games so far. In addition to the players who will play in the World Championships, it also includes Zuzanna Wielgos, Paulina Krzysiek, Ilona Sztwiertnia, Miłosz Redzimski and Artur Grela.
The European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) recently announced the line-up for the team competition. In addition to the hosts, the 11 highest ranked teams in the continental ranking have been added. The women’s competition will also feature Germany, Romania, Portugal, France, Hungary, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Austria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Ukraine, while the men’s competition will include Germany, Sweden, France, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, UK, Belgium and Denmark.