Silver Medal, 2021 World Racketlon Women’s Doubles Championship

2 medals for Amke Fischer, 2021 World Racketlon Doubles Championship

23/11/2021

We’re so happy for HiTT Academy player Amke Fischer who just came back from Prague after grabbing two important medals during the 2021 World Racketlon Doubles Championship. In the Women’s Doubles event, Amke Fischer/Natalie Paul won the Silver. In the Mixed Doubles event, Amke Fischer/Leon Griffiths finished in 3rd place and won the Bronze. The event was played in Prague on the 18th and 19th November 2021.

A total of 164 participants from all over the world played for the titles on different levels and age groups, competing as mixed doubles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles. Amke participated in the A category, which is the highest category.

Amke Fischer has been training at HiTT Academy for the past years and is currently playing in the Malta National Table Tennis League with our team HiTT Academy FXP.

“Thank you HITT Academy for the great practice conditions and looking so well after me. A big thank you also to my other clubs: Paola BC, Squash Malta and Marsa Sports Club.”

Amke Fischer

Silver Medal, 2021 World Racketlon Women’s Doubles Championship

Silver Medal, 2021 World Racketlon Women’s Doubles Championship

In the Women’s doubles, Amke played with her national team mate Natalie Paul, from Germany. They defeated the reigning world champions in the group stage (table tennis: 17-21, badminton: 21-10, squash: 13-21, tennis: 21-15). They won 72 to 67 points, obtaining a 5 points margin. They then moved to the final where they lost against a Czech-Danish pair.

The following snippet was taken from an article that appeared on the federation page:

Women’s A Doubles – Fischer and Paul Produce Epic Upset

While the majority of the Women’s A matches went exactly to script, there was one big shock in amongst the day’s actions. Amke Fischer and Natalie Paul defeated Bettina Bugl and Christine Seehofer to end Seehofer’s eight-year reign as World Champion.

Article by Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer

Bronze Medal, 2021 World Racketlon Mixed Doubles Championship

Bronze Medal, 2021 World Racketlon Mixed Doubles Championship

In the mixed, Amke played alongside Leon Griffiths from Surrey, England. They had a very tough first round and some difficult encounters through the entire competition. They lost in the semi finals against the number one seeded, who went on to win the world champions title. Amke and Leon secured the bronze medal in their last effort to gain the podium, even though they were physically exhausted after having played 5 matches during the day. 

“I think we had a tough draw and an unfortunate tournament schedule. Hopefully next year, we have some energy left to go for silver or gold!”

Amke Fischer

Full tournament results

The full tournament results can be found here.