Three tennis players of KNT UMMC will take part in the Summer Olympics, which starts on July 23 in Tokyo. Table tennis competitions within the framework of the Games will be held from July 24 to August 6.
Tomislav Putsar performs at the Olympics in individual and team events. As part of the Croatian national team, he will play together with the former tennis player of our club Andrei Gachina, as well as with Frain Kozic.
“This is my first Olympics, so I'm a little worried. I don't set goals and objectives, I just want to show my maximum. But at the same time, I hope that together with the Croatian national team we will be able to compete for medals, "Tomislav Putsar shared his emotions.
The Denmark national team did not qualify for the Games, so Jonathan Groth will only participate in the individual tournament. He earned a ticket to the Olympics back in 2019, becoming a finalist of the European Games.
Liam Pitchford, representing England, made it to the tournament thanks to the high ITTF rating. At the moment, the UMMC player takes 15th place in it and therefore will begin his performance at the Olympic Games from the third round, on July 27. Grotto and Putsar will start fighting the day before, from the second round, with a total of 16 men's and 15 women's teams competing for medals in table tennis at the Olympics. The awards will also be played in singles and mixed doubles.
Polina Mikhailova, Yana Noskova and Kirill Skachkov will represent Russia at the tournament.