First organized in September 2007 when some 2 hundred gamers completed; complying with an imposed three-year lack owing to the pandemic, the entry for the Lignano Masters Para Open 2023, the 13th version, is as solid as ever before.
Factor 20 for globe ranking objectives, the three-day competition, beginning on Wednesday 15th March, provides a genuinely international align.
Overall, the names of virtually 300 gamers from 34 participant organizations show up on the entry listing.
Taking benefit from playing the previous week in the not also much far-off Costa Brava, gamers from Australia in the southerly hemisphere, to Iceland in north complete, as do those from the Korea Republic in the eastern to the United States in the west; not to be left out in a genuine globally celebration, Nigeria flies the flag for Africa.
Local eyes will certainly quite concentrate on Matteo Parenzan and also Giada Rossi; at the Andalucia 2022 World Para Championships, both advanced, Matteo Parenzan in males’s songs course 6, Giada Rossi in ladies’s songs course 2.
Only 19 years of ages, Matteo Parenzan is a name for the future, in every competition acquiring experience. At the current ITTF Costa Brava Para Open, silver was the benefit. He was defeated by the voice of experience, Denmark’s 38-year-old Peter Rosenmeier, the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games champ and also Lasko 2018 World champ.
Successful in Andalucia and also existing in Lignano, likewise the names of Poland’s Dorota Buclaw (course 1) and also Hungary’s Alexa Svitacs (course 9) show up on the ladies’s entry listing as does that of Alexandra Saint-Pierre (course 5) and also French associate Lea Ferney (course 11). Notably Lea Ferney won on the Costa Brava.
Major competitors for honours, in a similar way in the males’s songs there are elite individuals, Frenchmen, Fabien Lamirault (course 2) and also Belgium’s Laurens Devos (course 9) complete, both are ruling Paralympic Games and also World Para champs.
Last week on the Costa Brava, Fabien Lamirault advanced as did 5 additional gamers that show up on the Lignano males’s songs entry listing. Korea Republic’s Kim Hakjin (course 1), together with Japan’s Kazuki Shichino (course 4) all delighted in success as did Brazil’s Israel Stroh (course 7), Frenchman Mateo Boheas (course 10) and also Belgium’s Florian Van Acker (course 11).
The names highlight the esteem in which the Lignano Para Open is held yet if there is one name that highlights that, it is that of Serbia’s Borislava Peric-Rankovic (course 4). She existed in the inaugural celebration in 2007, consisting of ladies’s songs and also ladies’s group she is the honored proprietor of no much less than 13 Lignano titles.
Similarly for the males, Frenchman Emeric Martin recommends the Lignano standing. He has actually been contending worldwide for 25 years, existed in 2007; currently once again he shows up 16 years later on.
Talent plentiful, the listing is relatively limitless; Great Britain’s Rob Davies and also Korea Republic’s Joo Youngdae, particular males’s songs course 1 gold medallists at one of the most current Paralympic Games complete, as does Hungary’s Peter Palos, the course 11 victor in both 2012 and also 2020.
Meanwhile Poland’s Natalia Partyka, perhaps one of the most effective Para gamer of perpetuity, starting in 2004 in Beijing, the ladies’s songs course 10 gold medallist on 4 successive celebrations, layers her abilities.
Play starts with the males’s songs and also ladies’s songs occasions.
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