Romanian Elizabeta Samara is the new European champion of women’s table tennis; she defeated on Sunday Netherlands’ Jie Li 4-3 (11-6, 9-11, 3-11, 11-7, 12-14, 11-4, 11-4) in the singles final of the European Table Tennis Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Li was already three-time European teams champion and vice champion this year in Baku both in singles and teams.
Earlier in the afternoon, Samara had settled for the double’s silver, alongside Hungarian Georgina Pota; they lost the final to Melek Hu (Turkey) / Yanfei Shen (Spain) by 4-1 (11-4, 11-7, 11-9, 11-13, 11-4).
The Romanian already had the silver in the national teams’ competition in Ekaterinburg. AGERPRES