Silver for Valentin Langehegermann

The podium for men’s singles 85 years


The most senior member of the Swaythling Club International on duty at the Muscat 2023 World Veteran Championships in Oman; Luxembourg’s Valentin Langehegermann emerged the silver medallist in men’s singles 85 years.

After recording a semi-final success against Germany’s Wolfgang Wolter (9-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-2), he was beaten in the title decider by Japan’s Kazuo Masuda (9-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-2).

At the semi-final stage of men’s singles 85 years, Valentin Langehegermann beat Wolfgang Wolter


Memorably, in 2004 when in Yokohama, he won men’s singles 65-69 years.

A silver medal, earlier in the day it had been gold.

Alongside Germany’s Peter Stolzenburg, facing German opposition the duo recorded a semi-final success against Hans-Dieter Kliem and Wolfgang Wolter (11-5, 11-9, 11-4), prior to securing the title at the hands of Rudi Fritzinger and Horst Hedrich (12-10, 11-9, 6-11, 11-9).