The 13-man Swedish team, led by national team captain Robert Svanberg and his team, has kicked off the European Championships in Sheffield. After Monday’s first group stage, the playoffs are underway with several great Swedish wins, where two medals were secured on Wednesday.
Danielle Gustafsson lost her semi-final 3-2 against Mai of Ukraine to take the bronze. Anyway, congrats on winning the medal!
The other guys who played in the playoffs during the day was Alexander Ogren who unfortunately lost his quarter final against Germany’s Bruchle by a narrow margin of 13-11. Jonas Hansen also played in the quarter-finals against Frenchman Tourbeker and lost 3-0. Michael Azoulay’s 3-2 loss to Great Britain’s Perry and Emil Anderson’s 3-1 loss to Ukraine’s Diduk added to the quarter-final defeats.
Confederate captain Robert Swanberg sighs, “Very bad, incredibly difficult codes,” which in many events are not far removed from medal matches. But being out and meeting great people is important.
Remaining in the competition for the classic categories was Anja Hanton, who progressed to the semi-finals with an excellent group stage. Semi-final against Turkey’s Demir on Thursday 7th September at 11am. 11 Swedish time. Good luck Anja, drive hard!
All matches are webcasted so tune in to the broadcasts.
Robert says all the players are looking forward to the doubles match starting on Friday. But first the whole gang has to cheer Anja on!