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Lebesson, Groth And Kou Got Last Tickets To Rio 2016

Lebesson, Groth and Kou got last tickets to Rio 2016
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France, Denmark and Ukraine got the last spots to Rio 2016 at the European Olympic Qualification Tournament yesterday. Emmanuel Lebesson, Jonathan Groth and Kou Lei were the players who emerged successfully in the deciding matches. 

Emmanuel Lebesson, Jonathan Groth and Kou Lei were the last players to book a place to Rio 2016 at the European Olympic Qualification Tournament finished yesterday in Halmstadt, Sweden. 

Lebesson got the ticket to the Olympics after beating Ukraine's Kou Lei by 11-9, 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 14-12, 8-11 and 12-10. Jonathan Groth defeated Simon Gauzy by 11-3, 11-7, 11-3, 5-11, 9-11, 9-11 and 11-3. 

In the third final Kou Lei emerged successfully over Gauzy by 4-2. The French player is the first reserve in case of a withdrawal. The other reserves are: Stefan Fegerl, Daniel Gorak, Benedek Olah, Paul Drinkhall, Vladimir Samsonov, Andrej Gacina, Kristian Karlsson, Robert Gardos, Ovidiu Ionescu, Joao Geraldo, He Zhiwen and Hunor Szocs

Photo: directmatin.fr

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