Para Table Tennis Championship EPINT2017
Competitions at the European Table Tennis Championship for the Disabled EPINT 2017 have been hosted between September 28 and October 4 in Lasko, Slovenia. The event was also attended by representatives of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) and the European Paralympic Committee (EPC).
This para table tennis championship was attended by 318 athletes representing 38 European countries organized by Slovenian Table Tennis Federation under the governance of the International Table Tennis Federation, Para Table Tennis (ITTF PTT). EUSA Technical Delegate, Mr Matija Krnc acted at this Championship as Deputy Referee, and we would like to congratulate him on the great work and contribution to the successful organization of the event.
At the ocassion of the event, EUSA Sports Manager Mr Besim Aliti visited Lasko and met the new EPC President Mr Ratko Kovacic and EUSA Table Tennis Technical Delegate Mr Matija Krnc in order to discuss the operational details of the next EUSA edition of Para Table Tennis which will be organized in Coimbra as integral program of the European Universities Games 2018. Mr Kovacic emphasized the importance of promoting the event at all levels, which includes National Paralympic Committees, National Table Tennis Federations, National University Sport Associations and Universities.
Para Table Tennis was organized for the first time in EUSA history in Zagreb, during the last edition of the European Universities Games (EUG 2016), and was a showcase of great organization and inclusion. EUSA strategy involves inclusion of people with disabilities, therefore we would like to thank the organizer for inviting EUSA to attend the event, meet the relevant stakeholders and discuss the future events.
For more information about EPINT2017, please see www.epint2017.com, and for EUG2018: www.eug2018.com.