The German table tennis gentlemen are for the eighth time team European champion. In the final in Nantes the top 15 trio Timo Boll, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Patrick Franziska defended his EM throne by a 3-0 win over Portugal successfully. European record champion Boll celebrated his 19th overall victory in continental championships with his seventh team win.
That's a great feeling, "said the 38-year-old Boll, with coach Jörg Roßkopf adding:" That was a very strong tournament for my team. We won all matches 3-0. We have already succeeded in the European Games, although there was another system played. That shows our class. "
Boll scored Portugal 3-1 in second single against former European double champion Joao Monteiro. Ovtcharov won the opening game against Marcos Freitas 3-0 in the opening match. Franziska made the sovereign triumph in the duel with Tiago Apolonia by a 3: 0 perfect.
Due to the clear success in the final, the team of national coach Jörg Roßkopf, in which mixed European champion Ruwen Filus and Benedikt Duda remained without use, also set an EM record on: As the first men's team in the over 60-year history of the European Championship the Olympics third the title without losing the game. All five European Championship matches won Boll and Co. without the loss of even a single match.