The Teqball tournament kicked off in Krakow on Wednesday. Impressive plays with the ball in the surroundings of the historic buildings of the Main Square proved to be an explosive mix that attracted crowds of fans. Unfortunately, the gold medal match could not be played due to rainfall.
The Teqball tournament played on the Main Square in Krakow was very popular with fans. Supporters quickly found out that they were dealing with an impressive sport, also performed by women.
For it was the women who entered the competition on Wednesday. From the outset, 18-year-old Nanna Kristensen went down like a storm. The Dane started the competition by beating the only Pole in the tournament, Ewa Kaminska, and then only lost in the final. She then had to recognise the superiority of Romanian, Kinga Barabasi.
In the bronze match, Kristensen met Italy’s Mara D’Alessandro. The encounter was very evenly matched, but the Danish woman established a certain advantage from the start and then calmly controlled events. Due to rainfall, the match had to be interrupted in the second set, but it was able to be completed. Kristensen won 2:0 and will receive the bronze medal on Thursday.
She has to wait, because moments after the match for third place in Krakow it started to rain again. For this reason, the final match was postponed. On Wednesday, the aforementioned Barabasi and the Frenchwoman, Amelie Julian, will face each other in the gold match. The final will take place at 17:20, before the start of the Men’s Singles Gold medal match.
Pole Ewa Kaminska lost all three matches in Group D and did not advance to the next stage.