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Tokyo Olympics: an angry fourth place for the pair of French table tennis players Lebesson and Yuan


Emmanuel Lebesson and Jian Nan Yuan failed on Monday at the foot of the podium against the Taiwanese pair world number one.

The tricolor table tennis dreamed of its first Olympic medal since the bronze of the men's doubles Jean-Philippe Gatien / Patrick Chila (now coach) in 2000 in Sydney.

He will still have to wait.

French table tennis pair Emmanuel Lebesson / Jian Nan Yuan lost on Monday at noon in Tokyo to world number one Lin Yun Ju / Cheng I Ching in the third place match.

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Cergy-Pontain Lebesson and Choletaise Yuan, world number seven, lost in four dry heats.

The mixed doubles, a new event in Japan, represented a unique opportunity for both of them to climb onto an Olympic podium.

Lebesson (33 years old and 40th in the world in singles) and Yuan (36 years old and 95th) are within a hair's breadth of their dreams.

They are still both qualified for the third round in individual.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-07-26

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