A great weekend of Racketlon in Austria comes to an end, as we got to see some high quality matches on the livestream all weekend from all over the world. Ahlmer claimed her fourth title of the season, and Mustonen claimed his third gold medal of the weekend. Read how they did it here…
Ahlmer wins her biggest title of the season
It was a good week for Anna-Klara Ahlmer as she bagged her biggest title of the season, winning the SWT Austrian Open. After beating Irina Olsacher +23 (21-13 21-23 21-4) in her last group match, she faced Allègre in the final. The match was similar to their group match, with Ahlmer starting off strong in table-tennis and Allègre bouncing back in badminton. Ahlmer was more severe in squash, only giving Allègre 7 points, which meant she needed just 12 in tennis. She took tennis 12-5, winning her second gold medal of the weekend, and her 4th women’s elite singles title of the season. Irina Olsacher finished on the podium after Ladner unfortunately had to withdraw from the bronze medal match.
Mustonen completes hattrick.
Mustonen has gone three for three this weekend, as he won his second singles title today. He won all his group matches, beating top seed Nicolas Lenggenhager +15 (11-21 9-21 21-4). He then faced Ternon in the final, in a very exciting match up. Mustonen got the lead in table tennis, taking it 21-18, before Ternon won badminton 21-7. Mustonen then won squash 21-4, going into tennis with a five point lead. He needed 16 points to win the match, and both players had match ball at 20-15. Mustonen managed to win the match 20-16 with an overall score of +2 +2 (21-18 7-21 21-4 16-20). Kresten Hougaard beat Simon Vaclahovsky in another close battle for bronze, winning the match +4 (21-10 16-21 14-21 21-16).
Earlier during the day, a gummi-arm playoff was needed to determine the final placings in group B, as Koubaa, Böhm and Mouchet all had the same amount of points. Koubaa managed to win the gummi-arm playoff. Koubaa managed to win the play-off, and went on to beat Nicolas Lenggenhager to finish fifth. After the men’s A ceremony, the national anthem of Morocco was played and Mohammed gave a speech to support the people affected by the earthquake earlier this month.
Open Categories – Titles for Vančuříková, Rozic, Eliasson and Nussbächer
The women’s B was won by Vančuříková who beat Radl +34 (21-5 21-14 20-9) in the final. Lena Hauser took the bronze medal after beating Rekotova +23 (21-8 21-16 21-16). Marijan Rozic won the Beginner category, winning all his group matches. It was a tough match against the silver medalist Phillipp Walland, with an overall score of +8 (10-21 14-21 21-7 21-9). Henri Widu finished third. Former World Champion Magnus Eliasson proved he can still compete with some of the best, as he defeated Lucas Steyer +2 (21-13 9-21 21-18 21-18) in the men’s B final. Volf finished third after Mikac unfortunately had to retire. Nussbächer defeated Poljansek in the men’s C final to claim the title. He took the match +43 (21-9 21-4 14-0). Puskás won the bronze medal playoff, beating Oliver Bodem +29 (21-2 21-15 18-14).
Junior titles for Prager and Böhm whilst Koubaa wins the seniors +40
Leonhard Prager beat no 1 seed Kotala in the final +18 (21-5 15-21 16-21 17-4) to win the U16 title. Romeo Sam beat his twin brother Robin Sam +6 (18-21 21-15 15-21 21-12). Bastian Böhm won his second and biggest title this season, taking the SWT Austrian Open U21 title by defeating Lucas Steyer +14 (21-14 21-18 19-21 14-8) in the final. Volf finished third after Leon Sam unfortunately had to retire during the match +8 (21-14 11-21 21-10 retired). Koubaa won his first title of the season, beating Matthias Windbacher +19 (21-9 18-21 21-12 4-3) in the final. Puskás finished third, defeating Beat Ladner +15 (21-4 12-21 21-14 7-7).
A great event by Racketlon Federation Austria and the European Racketlon Union. Our next event is the Czech Open which you can still enter via this link. International Racketlon returns on November 17th.