in the women’s tournament, Monday the first medal in the Games of the tournament2022, bronze to the tournament by Jieni Shao, tournament played by Jieni Shao, Matil de Pinto de Pinto by 3-3.
Olympian Jieni Shao, 52nd in classificationstarted by beating Sabina Surjan, 125th, 3-1, before Matilde Pinto, who is 346th 16 years old, lost by the same result to Izabela Lupulesku, 110th.
In pairs, Shao and Inês Matos, 17, got the better of Tijana Jokic310th, and Surjan, 3-0, before the most experienced of the Portuguese players closed the podium by beating Lupulesku 3-1.
This is the first Portuguese medal in Oran2022which officially kicked off on Saturday, and second in the table tennis of this competitionafter the bronze in Tarragona2018 by the men’s team, which today disputes the final with Slovenia, having another podium guaranteed.
The Oran2022 Mediterranean Games started on Saturday and will run until July 6with more than three thousand different athletes from 26 countries, including 159 Portuguese in 20 disciplines.
Among the Portuguese contingent are several Olympic athletes, such as Evelise Veiga, Cátia Azevedo, Vera Barbosa, Tsanko Arnaudov, Tiago Pereira, Lorene Bazolo and Liliana Cá, gymnast Filipa Martins, followers Joana Castelão, Sara Antunes, João Costa and João Paulo Azevedo , swimmers Ana Catarina Monteiro, Francisco Santos, Ana Rodrigues, Gabriel Lopes, Alexis Santos and Tamila Holub or also table tennis players Jieni Shao and João Monteiro.