Alvaro Robles of Spain clinched the silver medal at the Liebherr Table Tennis World Championships. In the final of the Men’s Doubles event with Ovidiu Ionescu of Romania, they lost by the hands of MA Long and WANG Chuqin of China (3-11, 11-8, 7-11, 3-11, 5-11).
Followed by the fantastic run and victories over Tiago Apolonia and Joao Monteiro of Portugal, Gadiev and Skachkov of Russia, Bobocica and Stoyanov of Italy, Groth and Pitchford of Denmark and England they failed to beat Chinese pairings.
For Portugal’s partnership of Tiago Apolonia and Joao Monteiro there is a consolation in bronze – first ever medal for Portugal at the World Championships.
(Photo by Remy Gros/ITTF)