Veronika Ivanovskaia

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Veronika Ivanovskaia
Born (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 24)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sport country  Germany
Ranking info
Highest WPA ranking 27[1]

Veronika Ivanovskaia (born 1 February 1995) is a German pool player. She began to play in 2003, and later became part of the German national team. She was the winner of the 2018 European Pool Championships eight-ball event, and the runner-up at the 2017 Austria Open.

Early life

Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Veronika Ivanovskaia is the eldest child of Russian immigrants. At a young age she and her family moved to Hanover.[2][3] In the course of her youth, Ivanovskaia became a German citizen.[3] Being encouraged to play from the age of 8, she was not tall enough to reach the table. She stood on a crate of Coca-Cola whilst she was playing, and kept the crate as a souvenir.[4] She later became a professional psychologist.[4]

Career

As a youth player, she participated in various tournaments and national championships and won her first German championship at the age of 15.[3] In 2013, she became the junior European Pool Championships eight-ball winner.[3][5] In 2016, Ivanovskaia won her first adult championship, the German Women's Championships in 8-Ball.[6] She now competes on the Euro Tour, where she has reached five semi-finals and also the final of the 2017 Austria Open.[7][8]

In addition, she regularly participates in World Championships and other international tournaments, such as the WPA Women's World Nine-ball Championship in China and the Amway E-Spring International Women's 9-Ball Championship.[9][10] At the 2018 European Pool Championship, she won her first adult European championship, defeating Tamara Peeters in the final of the eight-ball event.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Ranking – WPA Pool". WPA Pool. Archived from the original on 16 December 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2019. Ivanovskaya, Veronika Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Billard Karambol Spieler Veronika IVANOVSKAIA – Kozoom" (in German). Archived from the original on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d "DBU Spieler Recherche" (PDF) (in German). Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 September 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ a b Häfner, Philip. "Poolbillard: Die Berlinerin Veronika Ivanovskaia gehört zu den Besten". morgenpost.de (in German). Archived from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ "Gold Medals for Ivanovskaia, Filler and Tangudd". azbilliards.com. Archived from the original on 19 August 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ "German Tour Ranking". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Euro Tour Player Profile". billiardapps.com. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Jasmin Ouschan completes Austrian victory". pro9.co.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Veronika Ivanovskaia gewinnt 9-Ball Grand-Prix in Düsseldorf". Lokalkompass. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Veronika IVANOVSKAIA - AZBilliards.com". Archived from the original on 24 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ "Germany Launched A Firework Of Medals". azbilliards.com. Archived from the original on 1 June 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

External links

  • Veronika Ivanovskaia at azbilliards.com
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