Winner takes it all! Adrian Duszak soars to top of world rankings after scooping double gold in Teqball championships
Teqball is table football like you’ve never seen and the Pole who is the king of this new sport just added a further two gold medals to his haul this weekend.
Adrian Duszak from the town of Przasnysz, won both the single and doubles titles at the Polish masters this weekend to send him top in the world rankings.
Following his triumph, the 25-year-old said: “First of all, I am very happy to be able to compete in tournaments in the current situation.
“In the singles category I had no problems in any match and I managed to win without losing a set.
“In the doubles category, with Bartlomiej Franczuk, we made a lot of mistakes in key moments, but we won 2-1 in the final.
“We know that there is a lot of work ahead of us, so we will focus on training hard for the next tournaments.”
Teqball, which was invented by three Hungarians, has only been around since 2014 but the combination of table tennis and football has already won an army of admirers around the world including ex-professional footballers.
Played on a curved table, players hit a soccer ball with any part of the body except arms and hands.
As well as the Teqball World Championships, the game has been added to the African Beach Games and will be part of the Asian Beach Games in 2021.
During the 2019 Teqball World Championships, which were held in Budapest, 160 athletes from 58 countries competed across singles, doubles and mixed doubles events.
In the 2019 season Duszak earned $12,600 in prize money and he has already surpassed those winnings in 2020, amassing a whopping $17,100, with events still to play.
Legendary footballers including World Cup winners Ronaldinho, William Gallas and Carlos Puyol have also taken part in Teqball events.