Petrissa Solja is a 22 year old professional table tennis player from Germany. Rio will be her first Olympic Games and she will compete in the women’s singles and the women’s team events. Women’s singles competition has ended and Petrissa lost to a North Korean in the third round. Team competition begins tomorrow August 12th with Germany taking on the US at 2 pm.
Petrissa is also known for having appeared in the September Olympic Issue of Playboy magazine which hit the newsstands yesterday August 10th.
2016 German Playboy Olympic Issue
Petrissa was one of five German athletes to pose for the September 2016 German Playboy Olympic Issue. The others were pole vaulter Catherine Bauer, swimmer Isabelle Harle, rower Julia Lier, and BMX rider Nadja Pries. Bauer suffered an injury in June and failed to make the team but the other four all did.