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Nina Mittelham, the backbone of German success in the women’s team final (Photo: Rémy Gros)

Germany emerged winners of both the men’s team and women’s team titles at the Gazprom 2021 European Team Championships in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, play concluding on Sunday 3rd October.

In the men’s event, a 3-1 margin of victory was posted in the final against Russia, having at the semi-final stage recorded a 3-0 win when facing Denmark.

The corresponding contest winessed a 3-0 success for Russia in opposition to Sweden.

Meanwhile, for the women, a 3-1 success was the outcome in the penultimate round against Portugal, before by the same score line, the title was gained at Romanian expense.

Romania reserved their place in the final courtesy of a 3-0 victory margin in opposition to France.

Men’s Team

Germany (Benedikt Duda, Qiu Dang, Patrick Franziska) 3-0 Denmark (Jonathan Groth, Anders Lind, Tobias Rasmussen)
Russia (Maksim Grebnev, Lev Katsman, Vladimir Sidorenko) 3-0 Sweden (Anton Källberg, Truls Moregard, Jon Persson)

Germany 3-1 Russia
Benedikt Duda v Maksim Grebnev 11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 8-11, 10-12
Patrick Franziska v Lev Katsman 7-11, 11-4, 11-13, 11-6, 11-6
Qiu Dang v Vladimir Sidorenko 9-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-8
Patrick Franziska v Maksim Grebnev 13-11, 11-5, 9-11, 4-11, 15-13

Women’s Team

Germany (Nina Mittelham, Chantal Mantz, Sabine Winter) 3-1 Portugal (Fu Yu, Ines Matos, Shao Jieni)
Romania (Daniela Monteiro Dodean, Elizabeta Samara, Bernadette Szocs) 3-0 France (Pauline Chasselin)

Germany 3-1 Romania
Nina Mittelham v Bernadette Szocs 8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 12-10
Sabine Winter v Elizabeta Samara 11-6, 11-9, 12-10
Chantal Mantz v Daniela Monteiro Dodean 7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 7-11
Nina Mittelham v Elizabeta Samara 10-12, 11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7