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The European Youth Championships were first held in 1955 in Stuttgart (BDR). After the 65th edition last year held in Polish Gliwice, in 2024 the host will be Malmö, Sweden

At the last edition of the EYC, Romania emerged as the most successful nation, securing the highest number of gold medals – 6, as well as the most overall medals – 17. Poland, Germany, and Portugal followed. Romania achieved a clear victory, attaining 6 gold medals, similar to their performance in 2022, while also securing more silver and bronze medals.

In the Under 15 Girls Singles category last year, Hanka KODETOVA and Nina GUO Zheng played the youngest final ever, both being under 13. KODETOVA reached the final of the U13 championships in June 2023 in Zagreb.

In the Under 15 Boys Singles, Tiago ABIODUN followed in the footsteps of Marcos FREITAS, who won the cadet boys in 2002 and the junior boys in 2006, becoming the only Portuguese player with a singles title in youth championships until then.

In the Under 19 Girls category, Elena ZAHARIA won two titles at the last European Youth Championships, bringing her total number of titles to 7, placing her in the top 10 of the best players at the EYC. The record holder is Vladimir SAMSONOV with 13 titles, while in the girls’ category, Adina DIACONU leads this ranking with 12 titles.

In the Under 19 Girls Doubles, Zuzana WIELGOS and Anna BRZYSKA became the first Polish players to win this title.

In the Under 15 Boys Doubles, Patryk ZYWORONEK and Mateusz SAKOVICZ of Poland repeated their compatriots’ success by becoming the all-Polish pairings champions. In 2006 (Pjotr CHODORSKI) and 2018 (Maciej KUBIK), were Polish winners, but both had Croatian partners (CHODORSKI with Borna KOVAC and KUBIK with Ivor BAN).

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