Orenburg’s Fakel-Gazprom club wins another European championship

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Only three European teams – Belgium’s Charleroi, Germany’s Borussia Dusseldorf, and now Russia’s Fakel-Gazprom – have five trophies of European Champions League

On May 8, the Fakel-Gazprom table tennis club from Orenburg lifted the trophy of the European Champions League for a fifth time.

Two Russian clubs – Fakel-Gazprom from Orenburg and UMMC from Yekaterinburg – vied for the main prize this year.

The winner of the prestigious tournament is decided based on the results of two final matches. The first final was held on May 4 in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk Region, where the Orenburg team pulled off a character win by scoring 3–2.

Fans cheering harder than ever for Fakel-Gazprom
Fans cheering harder than ever for Fakel-Gazprom

Fans cheering harder than ever for Fakel-Gazprom

The return match, which took place on May 8 in Orenburg, was no less strenuous. Vladimir Samsonov, An Yan, and Dmitry Ovcharov scored winning points for Fakel-Gazprom. Just like the preceding match, the return final concluded with a 3–2 score in favor of the Orenburg club.

Vladimir Samsonov (in black), captain of Fakel-Gazprom, scores first winning point for his team in Orenburg
Vladimir Samsonov (in black), captain of Fakel-Gazprom, scores first winning point for his team in Orenburg

Vladimir Samsonov (in black), captain of Fakel-Gazprom, scores first winning point for his team in Orenburg

Dmitry Ovcharov overwhelmed with emotion after winning his micro-match as Fakel-Gazprom regains trophy of European Champions League
Dmitry Ovcharov overwhelmed with emotion after winning his micro-match as Fakel-Gazprom regains trophy of European Champions League

Dmitry Ovcharov overwhelmed with emotion after winning his micro-match as Fakel-Gazprom regains trophy of European Champions League

After the award ceremony, Denis Pasler, Acting Governor of the Orenburg Region, congratulated all local residents on this landmark sports achievement. “Our team has delivered a tour de force,” he said, offering special gratitude to Gazprom for the comprehensive promotion of table tennis.

Fakel-Gazprom is now one of the three teams with the most victories in the European Champions League.

Only three European teams – Belgium’s Charleroi, Germany’s Borussia Dusseldorf, and now Russia’s Fakel-Gazprom – have five trophies of European Champions League
Only three European teams – Belgium’s Charleroi, Germany’s Borussia Dusseldorf, and now Russia’s Fakel-Gazprom – have five trophies of European Champions League

Only three European teams – Belgium’s Charleroi, Germany’s Borussia Dusseldorf, and now Russia’s Fakel-Gazprom – have five trophies of European Champions League

Background

The key areas of activity of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg are production, treatment, and transportation of hydrocarbons and a number of commercial products of partner companies.

The main source of raw materials for the company is the Orenburgskoye oil, gas and condensate field that contains unique components including methane, ethane, propane, butanes, helium, mercaptans, etc. This is why the Orenburg Gas Processing and Helium Plants of Gazprom Pererabotka produce dozens of various commercial products.

Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg is a subsidiary of Gazprom and Gazprom Pererabotka.

The enterprise includes 10 separate structural units.

The company has 5,600 employees.

 

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