Last week the Norwegian women’s and men’s teams travelled to Lisbon to take part in the
European Team Championships. All the players were extremely motivated and the team
spirit was very high.
The women were ready to continue their success from last season, this year they were
missing Lotte Eriksen but this wasn’t going to stop them. They dominated the Pool beating
the Isle of Man 3-0 and Luxembourg 3-0. In the quarter final we played Croatia, Chloe
played excellent squash to win 3-0 followed by Madeleine who sealed the deal also
The semi final was going to be a tough match against Russia who had a strong team and
many fans! Again Chloe took to the court first against a young Russian girl. The Russian
came out all guns firing and went 2-0 up. Chloe started to get into the game and only
narrowly lost the last game 12-10 after a fantastic fight. Madeleine then was facing a
difficult player at number one string. The match was so close and despite going 2-1 up the
Russian upped her game and Madeleine couldn’t quite close out the match. It was an
incredible effort from Madeleine and the country should be proud of their performances.
The bronze medal match took place on Saturday against the hosts Portugal. Melanie was
fired up and destroyed her opponent 3-0. Madeleine took to the court and despite losing
the 2nd game she went on to win 3-1 and secure the women a bronze medal! Well done to
Madeleine, Melanie, Chloe and Karoline for all the hard work they have put into their
training, it certainly showed in their performances.
The men also started off strong finishing top […]