Apor Györgydeák, 2021 world champion, regained the title in Madrid over the weekend ©FITEQ

Hungary dominated the latest Teqball tour event in Madrid, claiming 12 of the 15 medals available in a tournament that was part of the qualification pathway for this year's European Games.

The four-day event at the Polideportivo Municipal Gallur, the third stage of the qualification pathway for Kraków-Małopolska 2023, where teqball is due to make its European Games debut.

It is clear that the Hungarians, who invented the sport, are going to be hard to beat in those Games as in this event, which attracted 179 athletes from 31 countries, they dominated.

In the women's singles finals Anna Izsák of Hungary defeated her compatriot Krisztina Acs 2-0 to regain her title after winning it in 2021.

She edged past Romania's Rita Mitri in the semi-final, who surpassed expectations having started the day ranked 42nd in the world. 

Izsak regained her title after losing last year's final and winning the title in 2021.

"Although yesterday my form was not the best I reached the final," said Izsák,

"I had the wished performance in the golden match and won the game which makes me super happy as I represent the Puskas Akademia FC, and in Madrid, people know who Ferenc Puskas was."

Hungary claimed 12 of the 15 medals available in Madrid ©FITEQ
Hungary claimed 12 of the 15 medals available in Madrid ©FITEQ

It was also an all-Hungarian men's final where number one ranked Apor Györgydeák edged past four-time world champion Ádám Blázsovics 2-0 to retain his title.

"I really needed this victory, thus I prepared a lot and I hope that I can repeat the success in Podgorica. I did not have this new trophy yet, so it already has a special place in my collection," said Györgydeák,

In the women's doubles, the Hungarian duo of Péchy Petra and Nóra Viscek, defeating Kinga Barabási and Katalin Dako, as they bounced back after finishing third in Dubai earlier this year.

“I still did not process our achievement," said Péchy.

"In Nóra, I have the best partner possible. 

"We both think that we are better together and complete each other on a world-class level. 

"Despite our latest accomplishments none of us thought that we will win here in Madrid, thus I have no idea how we are going to celebrate with this amazing trophy."

Krisztina Acs and Csaba Banyik were triumphant in the mixed doubles final ©FITEQ
Krisztina Acs and Csaba Banyik were triumphant in the mixed doubles final ©FITEQ

It was all-Hungarian mixed doubles final, as Acs had another chance at glory and this time was successful alongside partner Csaba Banyik, defeating Vasas and her partner Bako.

"Although mixed doubles is not really my category, with Banyik it was a huge success and with my defence, and his smashes we were a great team," said Acs.

In the men's doubles, Banyik claimed another gold, this time alongside Balázs Katz, as they defeated another Hungarian pair of Dako and Blázsovics in the closest final of the tournament, ending with a score of 2-1.

“Even though our challengers fought well, especially in the second set where they performed at least at 150 per cent, we stayed calmed and focused which paid off in the final period," said Banyik.

"Further, we were super motivated to get Katz’s 10th FITEQ trophy."