Petrissa Solja

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Petrissa Solja
Medal record
Women's table tennis
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Düsseldorf Mixed doubles

Petrissa Solja (born 11 March 1994, Kandel) is a German table tennis player. As a junior player, Solja had considerable success. She won the Cadet singles events at the 2008 and 2009 European Youth Championships, beating Bernadette Szőcs and Yana Noskova in the two finals, respectively. Although she lost twice in the Junior singles finals to Bernadette Szőcs in 2011 and 2012, she was the most successful European player at the World Junior Championships in 2012, reaching the semi-finals of the girls' singles, and overall winning three bronze medals. With Sabine Winter she won the German national doubles championship in 2013 and 2014. She is coached by her father, Pavel.[1] She competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics,[2] losing in the third round of the women's singles and winning the silver medal in the women's team competition. Petrissa's sister Amelie Solja is also a table tennis international, competing for Austria.[3]

Before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Solja posed together with swimmer Isabelle Härle, rower Julia Lier, cyclist Nadja Pries and injured pole vaulter Katharina Bauer for the German edition of Playboy.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spielerportrait Petrissa Solja". joola.de (in German). Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Petrissa Solja Rio 2016". Google. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Solja gegen Solja: Tischtennis: Deutschland verliert Schwestern-Duell bei WM". Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag (in German). 2 May 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2018. More than one of |website= and |work= specified (help)
  4. ^ Diese deutschen Olympia-Stars ziehen sich für den "Playboy" aus