Fifth Games for Vladimir Samsonov
Belarusian ping pong team leader may take part in fifth Olympics, although no medals are expected from him at London Games
In all, six Belarusian table tennis players are training for the London 2012 event: Vladimir Samsonov and Victoria Pavlovich already have their Olympic tickets while Yevgeny Shchetinin, Vitaly Nekhvedovich, Veronika Pavlovich and Alexandra Privalova continue their struggle to earn places.
At the end of October, Minsk ping pong fans will be able to watch leading world stars at Minsk’s Palace of Sports. The Europe-Asia match (featuring men only) will see the top five players from each continent battling for supremacy, with only one athlete from any single nation performing.