With more than 100 table tennis players at the CeNARD Sports Center, starting Friday at 10 a.m. is the Tango Cup, an international tournament in which representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, England, Uganda, France and Cuba compete. It adds points to qualify for the World Cup, which will be held in November in the Spanish city of Granada.
Among the 40 national participants, Constanza Garrone – Paralympic diploma at the Tokyo 2020 Games – and Gisele Muñoz, whose World Cup rankings have already been confirmed, stand out. As well as the Paralympic Games in Tokyo Veronica Blanco, Gabriel Coppola, Mauro Debergola and Fernando Ebergaard, with chances to climb to the podium and reach Spain.
“Our expectations are high because the World Cup is the goal of some, the international debut for others, like Luciano Khazandjan, who is barely 12 years old; he obviously fills us with pride to receive delegations from many countries and high-level players,” said national coach Cecilia. Varela is in a preview of this tournament which will take place on Friday and Saturday, with free entry, from 10am to midnight. 6 p.m. and Sunday will conclude with finals and prizes until 2:00 p.m.
It will be beautiful days to see. There will certainly be a very good audience. Outside of competition, there is a strong message about inclusion, to realize that regardless of any handicap, you can be an outstanding athlete,” Varela continued about this tournament, endorsed by the ITTF PTT (International Table Tennis Federation). Wheelchair participants and five others for those who play Standing – divided by kinetic complexity -.
The Argentine technical staff is headed by national coach Alejandra Gavaglio, in addition to Varela, national coach Rodrigo Delgadillo, technicians Santiago Romero and Mariano de Simone.
“CeNARD Poli”, which has more than once won the golden generation of basketball, and whose motto is Manu Ginóbili, the best players of futsal or the Argentine volleyball and handball team, among other champions; Today it opens its doors to the public for the Tango Cup, the most important international table tennis tournament to be held in the country.
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