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WAT Simmering: Katharina Hochmeyer has ended her international badminton career

WAT Simmering: Katharina Hochmeyer has ended her international badminton career

From the end of its career to a new sponsor: Ahead of the start of the season in the 1st German Badminton League, WAT Simmering shares some news.

Vienna / simmer. Surprising news from WAT Simmering: Katarina Hochmeier She finished her international career at the age of 25. The player has already celebrated many successes. She recently won the Slovak Open in women's doubles and the Bulgarian Open in 2019.

The badminton player is currently ranked 74th in the world with her partner Serena Au-Yeung. In total, she has won seven national championship titles in women's doubles and mixed doubles, making her one of the most successful Austrian badminton players.

“This is the right time. I still enjoy badminton very much, but from now on other things are also important in my life,” Hochmeier said. In the near future she would like to focus on her studies.

However, you don't have to say goodbye to the player completely. The struggle for WAT Simmering continues – in the first German league. She also works at the club as a coach in the youth sector. It has not yet been decided whether she will continue to compete in the state tournament.

New shirts for WAT

There is also news regarding sponsorship. Hylo eye drops brand will support the club in the future. From the 2024/25 season onwards, players in the Bundesliga 1 will wear new shirts.

“We are pleased that Ursapharm and Hylo will support us as a partner in the future and hope for a strong and long-term cooperation,” said Manuel Rösler, the club’s technical director. WAT Simmering begins the new season on Sunday, October 13. They then play in a home match against ASV Pressbaum, the defending champion.

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