Tennis player of the UMMC and the Russian national team Vladimir Toporkov won the Paralympic qualifying tournament, which was held from June 3 to June 5 in the Slovenian city of Laško.
Our athlete ranked second in the ranking of participants in the competition, and a ticket to the Paralympics was only one. Having confidently won the group stage - three wins in three matches, Toporkov advanced to the main draw of the tournament.
Vladimir won the quarterfinal and semifinal matches with the same score 3: 0, leaving no chances first for the athlete from Korea, and then Ireland .
In the final, his main rival, the first seeded tournament Pole Maciej Nalepka, was waiting for him.
And the first game with a score of 11: 6 was won by an athlete from Poland. And in the second game segment, the result could not be in favor of Toporkov. He lost 9:10, but managed to equalize, and then turned the game over-under. As a result, the victory in the game remained with him - 14:12.
This moment became a turning point in the match, Vladimir Toporkov won the next two sets with a score of 11: 7 and 11: 6, the total score in the match was 3: 1 in favor of an athlete from Asbestos.
The Paralympic Games will be held in Tokyo from August 24 to September 5, Toporkov will perform in the category of athletes with musculoskeletal disorders.