"We are very pleased to enter into a three-year partnership with the great athlete and six-time Olympic medalist, Dimitrij (Dima) Ovtcharov. It is a great honor for us that he approached us because he has been convinced of the advantages of cold (cryo-) body stimulation for many years," says Enrico Klauer, CEO of MECOTEC GmbH.
“Dimitrij Ovtcharov stands for values that the MECOTEC Team also lives every day: a high degree of accuracy and passion. With the provision of our purely electrically operated cold chamber, the cryo:one, we want to support Dima in his successful career," explains Yves Meilich, Sales Director of MECOTEC GmbH.
When asked about the background, how he got to know the advantages of using a cold chamber, Dimitrij Ovtcharov says: “My former club, Fakel Orenburg, already ten years ago placed great value on whole-body cold therapy. I quickly noticed that regeneration and well-being improved greatly after training, and because I want to play successfully for many years to come, it is now all the more important to remain injury-free. The cryo:one will support me with this goal. I use the chamber immediately after every workout. It is pre-set in a way, that I go into the chamber twice a day for five minutes each session at minus 85 degrees Celsius.”
As soon as his tightly packed tournament schedule allows, Dima will also visit the newly founded MECOTEC China and inform his Chinese fans on site about his positive experiences with the cryo:one.
"We are already looking forward to the upcoming tournaments where Dima will be at the start: the Table Tennis World Championships from May 20th in Durban, South Africa, and the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. The MECOTEC team wishes Dima every success for these tournaments,” says Yves Meilich.
About Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Dimitrij Ovtcharov was born on September 2nd, 1988 in Kiev, the son of the multiple Soviet table tennis national player Mikhail and his mother Tatjana. His father started to shape his table tennis career at an early age and trained with him every day. Today, he is still his closest confidante, trainer and physiotherapist.
After moving to Germany in 1992, Dima devoted himself completely to table tennis and rose to the 1st Bundesliga with the TSV Schwalbe Tündern club. With his move to Borussia from Düsseldorf, Dima won the German championship with the club in 2008 and 2009, and in 2008 the silver medal with the team at the Olympic Games in Beijing. This was followed in 2009 by his first success abroad with the Belgian team Royal Villette Charleroi, with whom he finished second in the Champions League. From 2010 to 2021 he played for the Fakel Orenburg club. With him he achieved countless successes on the national and international stage. In 2021 Dima left Russia to make a new start at the TTC Neu-Ulm in 2022.
Overview of his achievements:
• 6-time Olympic medalist (Beijing, London, Rio, Tokyo)
• World No. 1 Ranking 2018
• World Cup Winner 2017
• 10 x European Champion
• 2 x European Games winner
• 11 x WTT winner incl. China Open
More information: https://dimitrij-ovtcharov.com/en/table-tennis/
About the cryo:one
The electrically operated cryo:one cold chamber is a compact chamber that fits into any room with a ceiling height of 2.50 meters or more. Its dimensions (in m.): W.:1.2 x D.: 1.85 x H.: 2.47.
Low operating costs, quality made in Germany and high reliability characterize the cryo:one, which is operated at -85°C.
More information: https://www.mecotec.net/en/products/cryo-chambers/cryoone/