Table tennis

An Olympic sport since the Seoul Games in 1988, table tennis was integrated into the INSEP programme in 1970. The national squad brings together senior men and women competing on the international stage and the most talented junior players to prepare the major international competitions.

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25 ATHLETES

Table tennis

Alexandre CASSIN

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Dominant on the national and European stage in the junior circuit, winning three European singles titles (Cadet boys in 2012 and Junior boys in 2014 and 2016 and finalist in 2015) as well as two world bronzes in the team event (2015) and doubles (2016), Alexandre Cassin (aged 21) is now striving to find his place among the seniors ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.

Record

    • 2-time junior European champion in 2014 and 2016
    • Cadet boys European champion in 2012
    • 2-time world bronze medallist in the team (2015) and doubles (2016)

Table tennis

Emmanuel LEBESSON

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European singles champion in 2016, multiple French national champion, Emmanuel Lebesson (30 years old) is one of the brightest stars in the new generation of French table tennis players, following in the footsteps of other great names of the past, including Jacques Secrétin, Jean-Philippe Gatien, Patrick Chila and many more.

Record

    • 2016 European champion

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Stéphanie LOEUILLETTE

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At the age of 27, Normandy-born Stéphanie Loeuillette, national champion in women’s doubles (2018), runner-up at the French championships in the mixed doubles (2019) and senior women’s doubles (2010, 2013, 2015 and 2019), is still developing her considerable talent.

Record

    • National champion in women's double in 2018
    • Runner-up at the French championships in the mixed doubles in 2019
    • Runner-up at the French championships in women's double in 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2019

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Prithika PAVADE

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At the age of just 15, Prithika Pavade regularly competes outside her age group and has already built up an impressive record of achievement. Three-time gold medallist in the European youth championships in 2019 and already a bronze medal winner in the singles at the senior national championships, Pavade represents the future of women’s table tennis in France and is set to shine in Paris in 2024.

Record

    • European champion in the cadet girl team event at the 2019 European Youth Championships
    • European champion in the cadet girls doubles event at the 2019 European Youth Championships
    • European champion in the cadet mixed double at the 2019 European Youth Championships
    • Bronze medallist in the senior singles at the 2019 French championships