SOLJA Petrissa

11 Mar 1994
27
Female
Youth Olympian
KANDEL
 
Germany
WORTH
 
Germany

Events and Medals

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 3
GER
FRANZISKA Patrick / SOLJA Petrissa
4
CUB
CAMPOS Jorge / FONSECA Daniela
0
Finished
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 2
GER
FRANZISKA Patrick / SOLJA Petrissa
3
JPN
MIZUTANI Jun / ITO Mima
4
Finished
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 3
GER
SOLJA PSOLJA Petrissa
3
CAN
ZHANG MZHANG Mo
4
Finished
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 3
AUS
Australia
0
GER
Germany
3
Finished
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 2
KOR
Republic of Korea
2
GER
Germany
3
Finished
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 1
CHN
China
3
GER
Germany
0
Finished
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Table 1
GER
Germany
1
HKG
Hong Kong, China
3
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

:
Olympic Games
YearLocationSinglesTeam
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA3R2

Youth Olympic Games
YearLocationTeam X
2010Singapore, SINClassification Round 17-32<

World Championships
YearLocationSinglesDoubles WDoubles XTeam
2019Budapest, HUN2R-3-
2018Halmstad, SWE---8
2017Dusseldorf, GER2R3R3-
2016Kuala Lumpur, MAS---5
2015Suzhou, CHN2R3RQF-
2014Tokyo, JPN---5
2013Paris, FRA1R2R3R-

World Cup
YearLocationSingles
2020Weihai, CHNGroup Stage
2019Chengdu, CHNQF
2016Philadelphia, PA, USALast 16

European Games
YearLocationSinglesDoubles XTeam
2019Minsk, BLRQF11

European Championships
YearLocationSinglesDoubles WDoubles XTeam
2021Warsaw, POL11QF-
2019Nantes, FRA---QF
2018Alicante, ESPQFQF3-
2016Budapest, HUNQF2--

ITTF Finals
YearLocationSinglesDoubles W
2020Zhengzhou, CHNQF-
2016Doha, QAT-QF

ITTF World Tour - Eliminations per phase since 2017
YearEventWRUSFQFL16L32L64
2020Singles----1x1x-
2020Doubles W--1x----
2020Doubles X-1x1x-1x--
2019Singles----1x2x-
2019Doubles W---1x---
2019Doubles X---1x3x--
2018Singles----1x2x-
2018Doubles W----5x--
2018Doubles X---1x---
2017Singles-----2x-
2017Doubles W1x------

ITTF World Tour - Ten best performances since 2017
RankYearEventCompetitionLocation
12017DoublesKorea OpenIncheon, KOR
22020DoublesHungarian OpenBudapest, HUN
32020DoublesGerman OpenMagdeburg, GER
32020DoublesGerman OpenMagdeburg, GER
Quarterfinal2019DoublesGerman OpenBremen, GER
Quarterfinal2019DoublesHungarian OpenBudapest, HUN
Quarterfinal2018DoublesChina OpenShenzhen, CHN
82019DoublesAustrian OpenLinz, AUT
Last 162020SinglesGerman OpenMagdeburg, GER
Last 162020DoublesQatar OpenDoha, QAT
Last 162019SinglesHungarian OpenBudapest, HUN
Last 162019DoublesGerman OpenBremen, GER
Last 162019DoublesCzech OpenOlomouc, CZE
Last 162019DoublesQatar OpenDoha, QAT
Last 162018SinglesSwedish OpenStockholm, SWE
Last 162018DoublesAustrian OpenLinz, AUT
Last 162018DoublesSwedish OpenStockholm, SWE
Last 162018DoublesCzech OpenOlomouc, CZE
Last 162018DoublesHong Kong OpenHong Kong, CHN
Last 162018DoublesGerman OpenBremen, GER


Legend
W - Winner, RU - Runner-up, SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, 4R - 4th Round, 3R - 3rd Round, 2R - 2nd Round, 1R - 1st Round, Prel. Rnd - Preliminary Round, L16 - Last 16, L32 - Last 32, L64 - Last 64, M - Men, W - Women, X - Mixed
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Peti (tischtennis.de, 01 Jun 2015)
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Reading, spending time with her dog, picking mushrooms. (tischtennis.de, 01 Jan 2019; swrfernsehen.de, 26 Apr 2019)
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Armed Forces, Athlete
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English, German
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TSV Langstadt [Germany]
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Thomas Hauke [club], GER; Jie Schopp [national], GER
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Left (ITTF, 02 Aug 2016)
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Her older sister Amelie Solja has represented Austria in table tennis, including at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the world championships in 2019. Their parents played table tennis at national level in Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 May 2017; morgenpost.de, 11 Jan 2016)
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An injury sustained in the first match of the team event at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus prevented her from playing in further matches. (Die Bundeswehr in Baden-Wurttemberg Facebook page, 30 Jun 2019)

In February 2017 a triceps injury kept her out of action for two months. (wz.de, 26 May 2017)

She suffered a foot injury in October 2016. (wz.de, 26 May 2017)
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She began playing table tennis at age three. (swrfernsehen.de, 26 Apr 2019)
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Her father Pavel was a table tennis player and coached her from an early age. (swp.de, 29 Apr 2015)
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To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (morgenpost.de, 30 Sep 2016)
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Belarusian table tennis player Vladimir Samsonov. (tischtennis.de, 01 Jan 2019)
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Her father Pavel Solja. (swp.de, 29 Apr 2015)

General Interest

Grip
Shakehand (ITTF, 02 Aug 2016)

Style of play
Attack (ITTF, 02 Aug 2016)

General
'PERFECT' MIXED DOUBLES PARTNER
She and mixed doubles partner Patrick Franziska secured a qualification spot for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo with their gold medal at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus. They first competed together in mixed doubles at a major tournament at the 2013 World Championships in Paris, France, before teaming up again from 2018 onwards. He describes their partnership as 'perfect'. "We have known each other for a very long time and everything works well. We harmonise well in terms of play," Franziska said. "Petrissa is left-handed and can read the game really well. She plays at the opponents so well that I only have to finish the job. It is really very easy to play a match with her. Peti and I obviously also get along outside of the hall. We have a lot of fun, and I think that ensures that we are a perfect match." (DTTB YouTube channel, 20 Aug 2019)

REPRESENTING GERMANY
She was born and raised in Germany along with her older sister Amelie. However, early in her career a German national coach suggested that they did not have the potential to represent Germany at the highest level, so the two sisters applied for citizenship in Austria, as their grandmother is from there. Her sister applied first and was successful, leading her to represent Austria throughout her career. Just before Petrissa's application was finalised, there was a change in German national coaches and she was persuaded to continue representing her nation of birth. "I played from a very young age for Germany and feel like I am a German, so I was very pleased." (morgenpost.de, 11 Jan 2016)

OVERCOMING CANCER
She fractured her femur [thigh bone] in a fall at age eight, and while undergoing treatment doctors found a cancerous cyst in her bone. "It started with knee pains and when I slipped and broke the bone I was taken to hospital and needed an emergency operation. I had five operations during that time and the tumour came back once. I spent a long time in a wheelchair. It was a hard time for everyone, but my family gave me a lot of strength. It certainly made me older and more mature. The reason why I am happy to speak about it is because I am an elite athlete and have fans who want to emulate me, and I hope that my story can help some younger and older fans who might be facing similar problems." (swrfernsehen.de, 26 Apr 2019)

MOTORHOME
Growing up, she used to travel in a motorhome with her father to tournaments. She would sit in the car and do her homework, while her father drove. She later bought her own mobile home which she travels in to tournaments when possible. "Usually I park directly in front of the competition hall. Often we have very long days at competitions, so I can go straight to the vehicle between games and rest." (rnf.de, 31 Jan 2020)

Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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