In the tournament of the olympic qualification taking place in Haiyang, vice-olympic champions Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo have passed without problems the second phase. The blues have won the first place in pool H by beating 2-0 (21-19, 21-17), the Norwegian Berntsen Mol-H., and the Czech couple Perusic-Schweiner 2-0 (21-12, 21-14).
In the next phase, Paul and Daniel will be engaged in the Pool with: Gerson-Heidrich (Svi), Semenov-Leshukov (Rus) and Kantor Losiak. The group will be held with the formula of the round robin and at the end of the races the top two teams will enter the final phase.
Good news also come from Menegatti – Orsi Toth, the winners of both the match of the day against Wojtasik – Kociolek 2-1 (24-22, 17-21, 15-11) and Heidrich – Vergè Deprè 2-0 (23-21, 21-19). The Italian couple is so qualified to the third stage.
The Formula – The competition (18-22 September), for the sector, male and female, will be characterized by four phases
The THIRD STAGE, The eight teams will be divided into two groups (I – J), which will be played with the formula of the Round Robin. The first two pairs of each group will advance to the final phase.
The FINAL STAGE – The first classified in the a group will play the second of group J, while the first pool J against the second of group I.
The pairs winners of the two matches will earn for their nation a place at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
In total, then will be 4 places awarded for the Olympics: 2 male and 2 female.
(Source: press release)