National Championships of Belarus: Preview

On the basis of the Republican Center for Olympic Preparation in table tennis, the main start of Belarus in table tennis will be held - the National Individual Championships. It will take place from March 1 to 3.

Totally 24 men and 24 women will participate in the competitions. They are selected by national rating of 01.02.2019. In 2018, Pavel PLATONOV and Marharyta BALTUSHITE became the champions of the country in singles event.

A multiple champion of the Republic of Belarus Pavel PLATONOV will compete for the title of the strongest ones this year. In the last year's final, Pavel beat Aliaksandr KHANIN. The last has only once become a champion in singles event, but in the world and national rankings he has already got round Pavel. The third seeded at the tournament is Kiril BARABANOV, who was a bronze medalist last year. The best results of the NC in his career Kiril achieved in 2015 and 2016, when he took second place.

One of the contenders for victory in the women's singles event is Alexandra PRIVALOVA, the first seeded. In 2018, she stopped on the third line of the podium, letting Viktoria PAVLOVICH and Marharyta BALTUSHITE go ahead. Note that this year Viktoria and Marharyta will not take part in the national championships of the country.

Good chances to win are for Daria TRIGOLOS, who is the silver medalist in singles event in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The additional motivation of the athlete will be given by the fact that last year she remained outside the prize-winning three.

Nadezhda BOGDANOVA closes the list of favorites. Recently, she has been demonstrating progress in international results. February 2018 Nadezhda started as a 236 in the world ranking. A year later she is already at the 116 place. While Nadezhda has no medals in singles event in the national championships of Belarus. Will she be able to intervene in the fight for first place this year? The live broadcast of the tournament will be available on the Federation’s youtube channel.


 

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