Polish Open: Lee Sang Su Overcomes Alexander Shibaev
Monday, March 21, 2011
ITTF Press Release
Korea’s dynamic Lee Sang Su won the Men’s Singles title at the Polish Open in Wladyslawowo on Sunday 20th March 2011 and in so doing collected his second career ITTF Pro Tour Men’s Singles crown.
At the final hurdle; Lee Sang Su, seeded no.23, beat Alexander Shibaev in four straight games (11-8, 11-5, 12-10, 11-9).
It was an impressive victory and perhaps the fact that it was the second appearance for Lee Sang Su in a Men’s Singles final on the ITTF Pro Tour was the difference.
The silver medal was a most creditable achievement for the rising Russian star.
In Wladyslawowo, they more than proved the point that they have graduated with honours.
Meanwhile, Alexander Shibaev succeeded at the ITTF Junior Circuit tournament in Sweden in 2008 and in the same year was the runner up at the European Youth Championships.
In addition, there is one more similarity.
First Titles Came in Slovenia
Lee Sang Su won the Men’s Singles event and Alexander Shibaev partnered Alexey Smirnov to Men’s Doubles gold!
In Wladyslawowo in 2011, Lee Sang Su won again, the 2011 Polish Open Men’s Singles champion; another string to his bow.
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