Iran’s Alamian wins bronze in 2018 ITTF Challenge Spanish Open

Press TV – Iranian table tennis player Nima Alamian has exhibited convincing performances at the 2018 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Spanish Open, and collected a bronze medal at the prestigious international event.

The 25-year-old Iranian sportsman lost to his Austrian opponent Robert Gardos 1-4 (9-11, 12-10, 5-11, 8-11 and 13-13) in the semi-final round of the tournament in the city of Guadalajara, located roughly 60 kilometers (37 miles) northeast of the capital Madrid, on Saturday, and claimed the third place overall.

The 2018 ITTF Challenge Spanish Open was held between March 28 and April 1.

The tournament was preceded by the qualification events, which commenced on March 28 and concluded on March 29.