Bojan Tokić

Bojan Tokić (born 13 January 1981) is a Slovenian table tennis player.[1] On club level he competes for Panathinaikos.[2]

Bojan Tokić
Bojan Tokič 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full nameBojan Tokić
Nickname(s)Toko
Nationality Slovenia
Born (1981-01-13) 13 January 1981 (age 40)
Jajce, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing styleShakehand, Offensive
Highest ranking25 (November 2011)
Current ranking62 (21 September 2021)
ClubGreece Panathinaikos
Medal record
Men's table tennis
Representing  Slovenia
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Stuttgart Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Gdańsk-Sopot Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Gdańsk-Sopot Doubles

CareerEdit

Tokić's first competition was in Montpellier, where he won the ETTU Cup. Via Cagliari, Italy and Ljubljana, Slovenia he transferred to SV Plüderhausen, Germany in the 2000–01 season. He then went back to Slovenia to work within a training group, with which he stayed for three years. In 2003, he returned to Germany to play for TTC Frickenhausen. In 2005–06, he won the ETTU Cup, the DTTB Cup and the German League with the TTC Frickenhausen. In the 2007 European Championships he reached the quarter-finals in the men's singles competition.

Tokić has participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing,[3] where he lost in the third round to the eventual champion Ma Lin.[4] At the 2009 World Table Tennis Championships in Yokohama, he lost in the third round against Kaii Yoshida.[5] In 2010, Tokić attended the 2010 Slovenian Open international table tennis tournament.[6] In October 2011, he won a bronze medal in both the singles and doubles competitions of the 2011 European Championships.[7] At the 2012 Olympics, he again lost in the third round, this time to Gao Ning of Singapore.[8]

At the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he lost in the fourth round against Dimitrij Ovtcharov. Tokić took the 1–0 lead after playing the longest table tennis game in history of the Olympics, scoring 64 points total which means he won 33 to 31. He eventually lost the game 4–1.[9][10]

AchievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Τόκιτς, η σπουδαιότερη «πράσινη» μεταγραφή στο πινγκ πονγκ!" (in Greek). Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος. 7 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Bojan Tokič napredoval po dramatičnem dvoboju" (in Slovenian). Siol. 20 August 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Beijing 2008 – Table Tennis – Men's Singles". olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Japonec Jošido premočan za Tokiča". sta.si (in Slovenian). Slovenian Press Agency. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Bojan Tokič already in Velenje". mops.velenje.si. 20 January 2010. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  7. ^ "Tokič se iz Gdanska vrača z dvema kolajnama". sta.si (in Slovenian). Slovenian Press Agency. 16 October 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  8. ^ "London 2012 – Table Tennis – Men's Singles". olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  9. ^ Jerič, Slavko (9 August 2016). "Tokić sicer izgubil, a dobil najdaljši niz v zgodovini OI" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Rio 2016 – Table Tennis – Men's Singles". rio2016.com. IOC. Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 August 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) ITTF Statistics (Retrieved 28 October 2011).

External linksEdit

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