Rahmlow takes a historical triple and Brandstätter denied Viberg one
10 Aug 2013 at 18:43 | Published by: Hans | Views: 13410 | News search
The mens and ladies podium in the match play finals in Appelscha (Photo by Lars Josefsson 2013)
Gaby Rahmlow of Germany today became historic since she was the first player ever to win all 3 possible gold medals (team, stroke play and match play) in the same championships since the Three categories was introduced in 2011. In 2011 Bianca Zodrow was close with (Gold-Silver-Gold) and last year Martin Lundell was equally close (Gold-Gold-Silver) and Achim Braungart-Zink (Gold-Gold-Bronze) and Anne Bollrich (Gold-Bronze-Gold) was also quite close. But Gaby Rahmlow was the first to achieve this.
And it was not much there to stop her. She won her matches with 6-0, 4-0, 5-0 and finally in the final against team-mate Andrea Reinicke with 4-1. She only lost one lane in four matches and had the brilliant quota of 19-1 in four matches. Gold again for Gaby Rahmlow and silver for Andrea Reinicke. Gaby is the most successful match play player since the introduction in 2007 with two gold’s and two silvers.
In the bronze match Bernice Thors won against her team-mate Linda Lundberg. Bernice is actually the second most successful match play player in history with two bronze, one silver and one gold.
In the men’s finals yesterday dominant Stefan Viberg of Sweden continued his winning game and advanced all the way to the final. In the final he met Austrian Horst Brandstätter, who only was number 26 in the qualifications. Stefan had a match quota of 22-8 on his way to the final and Horst had even more impressive 25-7, so it was expected to be a giant battle between these two.
And as predicted the final became a tight story going all the way to sudden death. There Horst could secure the gold by an ace on the first lane and denying Stefan Viberg to become equally historical as Gaby. But Horst couldn’t deny Stefan from the title as the king of the Championships.
In the bronze match Swedens Mikael Karlsson won against Germanys Markus Janßen.
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