I Feel Slovenia Open Thermana Lasko 2024 Table Tennis Tournament Preview

The I Feel Slovenia Open Thermana Lasko 2024, a major tournament in the global table tennis calendar, is set to commence on Tuesday, 7th May. As a factor 40 event for World ranking points, the four-day tournament is expected to witness the participation of several table tennis superstars who have enjoyed remarkable success on the world stage.

In the men’s events, the presence of Laurens Devos of Belgium, the current Paralympic Games, World, and European champion in class 9, is particularly noteworthy. Devos recently emerged victorious at the ITTF Montenegro Para Open, showcasing his impressive form.

Similarly, the women’s singles entry list features the names of Ukraine’s Maryna Lytovchenko (class 6) and Australia’s Yang Qian (class 10), both of whom hold the most prestigious titles in the sport. They are the respective European and Oceania champions, and also secured gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the Andalucia 2022 World Paralympic Championships.

Other prominent names on the Lasko entry list include:

  • Frenchman Fabien Lamirault (class 2), the current Paralympic Games and World champion
  • Korea Republic’s Joo Youngdae (class 1)
  • Turkey’s Abdullah Ozturk (class 4)
  • Hungary’s Peter Palos (class 11)
  • Australia’s Lei Li Na (class 9)

All of them claimed gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The tournament’s entry list further boasts the participation of seasoned champions such as:

  • Italy’s Matteo Parenzan (class 6)
  • Great Britain’s Will Bayley (class 7)
  • Italy’s Giada Rossi
  • Thailand’s Wijittra Jaion (class 4)
  • Turkey’s Kubra Korkut (class 7)
  • The French duo of Alexandra Saint-Pierre (class 5) and Thu Kamkasomphu (class 8)

All of whom are reigning World and European champions in their respective classes.

Additionally, the event will feature a strong contingent of in-form players who have recently secured victories at the ITTF Montenegro Para Open, including:

  • Korea Republic’s Park Jincheol (class 2) and Kim Junggil (class 4)
  • The United States’ Jenson van Emburgh (class 3)
  • Chile’s Matias Pino (class 6)
  • Montenegro’s Filip Radovic (class 10)
  • Belgium’s Florian van Acker (class 11)
  • Korea Republic’s Seo Suyeon (class 2) and Moon Sunghye (class 5)
  • Croatia’s Andela Muzinic (class 3)
  • Denmark’s Nora Korneliussen (class 7)

With a total of 179 men and 93 women competing across 39 events, the I Feel Slovenia Open Thermana Lasko 2024 promises to be a thrilling and action-packed tournament, showcasing the best of table tennis talent from around the world.

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