MINSK, 1 February (BelTA) – Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus claimed silver of the Table Tennis German Open 2016, BelTA has learned. In the deciding match for the champion title Vladimir Samsonov, ranked 10th in the ITTF rankings lost to world number one Ma Long of China 1-4 (7-11, 6-11, 4-11, 12-10, 5-11). On his way to the final the Belarusian beat Tiago Apolonia of Portugal 4-2, Li Ping of Qatar 4-1 and Timo Boll of Germany 4-0. Vladimir Samsonov is expected to take part in the competitions in Gondomar, Portugal on 5-7 February.
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