Sensation took place in the world of table tennis.
It wasn’t an exhibition match, not a master class from Vladimir Samsonov – 13-year-old Japanese, Tomokazu, Harimoto and 41-year-old Belarusian has played in one world Cup China Open in 2017.
The Japanese won in seven games the legendary Samson, who participated in six Olympic games and has long fought on equal terms with the leaders of the table tennis from Asia. Samsonov, a six – time European champion and three-time winner of the world Cup, back in 1995 he took the first medal at the world Championships – a silver in the Chinese Tianjin. At the last Games in Rio, Vladimir has stopped in a step from medals and was fourth in singles. However, this time he acknowledged the force of the opponent:
“The guy has great potential. I don’t perceive him as a little boy because I know he is a very strong player, he reached the quarter-finals of the world Cup. He is the top player” .
As for Harimoto, last year he became the youngest participant in the World series, making his debut in the elite competition 12 years. Needless to say that Tomokazu is one of the most promising players in table tennis.