Table Tennis, European Championship: Daniela Dodean and Joao Monteiro win mixed doubles gold medal
The pair made up by spouses Daniela Dodean-Monteiro (Romania – photo) and Joao Monteiro (Portugal) has won the in mixed doubles on Friday, at the European Championship for table tennis in Budapest.
In the final the Monteiro spouses have defeated Mattias Karlsson/Matilda Ekholm (Sweden) 3-2 (5-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 14-12).
Romania has won also the bronze medal, as the pair made up by Ovidiu Ionescu/Bernadette Szocs has been defeated in the semi-finals cu 3-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-8) by Daniela Dodean and Joao Monteiro.
Reigning European champion in the singles event, Elisabeta Samara, has qualified to the last sixteen round, when she is to face Sabine Winter (Germany).