Tomas Polansky awarded Fair Play trophy

Tomas Polansky setting the example in Cape Town (Photo: Rémy Gros) by Ian Marshall, Editor Beaten in the opening round of the boys’ singles event by Ioannis Sgouroppulos of Greece at the recent Sun International World Junior Championships which concluded in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday 7th December, the Czech Republic’s Tomas Polansky has been awarded the Fair Play Trophy. He received the award for the integrity displayed in second group stage of the Boys’ Team event. In the contest against Romania, Tomas Polansky trailed Rares Sipos by two games to one. In the fourth game he led 7-5; after a long rally, he was awarded the next point. Understandably there were cheers from coach and players sitting on the bench. However, Tomas Polansky

The question, who will follow Aly Ghallab?

Aly Ghallab in action at the recent 2016 ITTF-Africa Senior Championships (Photo: courtesy of ITTF-African Table Tennis Federation) by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Sponsored by the Swaythling Club International, on Wednesday 7th December, the Fair Play Award will be presented in Cape Town, South Africa, at the conclusion of the Sun International World Junior Championships. One year ago, when the tournament was staged in the French town of La Roche sur Yon in the splendid Vendéspace arena, Egypt’s Aly Ghallab received the award. In the Boys’ Team event, the overall score in the fixture against Belgium stood at two matches to one for Egypt. Aly Ghallab faced Thibaut Darcis, the contest went the full five games distance; in the fifth game the two