Jean-Philippe Gatien

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Jean-Philippe Gatien
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Personal information
Full name GATIEN Jean-Philippe
Nationality  France
Born (1968-10-16) October 16, 1968 (age 48)
Alès, France

Jean-Philippe Gatien (born 16 October 1968 in Alès, France) is a retired French table tennis player.

He competed at four Olympics from 1988 to 2000, winning silver in the singles at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and bronze in doubles (with Patrick Chila) at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He won the World Table Tennis Championships in 1993, the Table Tennis World Cup in 1994, and was 13-time "champion de France".[1] A left-handed player, his offensive style featured a superb forehand smash.

Following numerous injuries, Gatien retired on May 15, 2004. Having made his debut with French club AS Salindres, he made his final public appearance there in an exhibition match with Patrick Chila, June 2006. His long list of victories make him the greatest French table tennis player of all time.


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