Nicolas Savant-Aira

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Nicolas Savant-Aira
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Personal information
Nickname(s) Niko
Nationality  France
Residence Marignane, France
Born (1980-11-03) 3 November 1980 (age 37)
Aix-en-Provence, France
Playing style Shakehand, defensive
Club Olimpique Hyerois, Toulon
Height 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)
Weight 43 kg (95 lb; 6.8 st)

Nicolas Savant-Aira (born 30 November 1980) is a French wheelchair table tennis player competing in Class 5. He is currently playing for French club Olimpique Hyerois.

General interest[edit]

Savant-Aira began playing table tennis aged 12 in Aix-en-Provence. For ten years he also practiced swimming at the same club, reaching national level in competitions. He is a double French national champion. By claiming gold at the 2011 European Championships in Split, Croatia, he qualified directly for the London 2012 Paralympics.[1][2] Besides being an elite level athlete, he studied for a BTS and works as an IT developer.

Career record[edit]

European Championships[edit]

1st, gold medalist(s) 2011 Split: Men's Singles Class 5
1st, gold medalist(s) 2007 Kranjska Gora: Men's Team Class 5
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2009 Genoa: Men's Singles Class 5
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2011 Split: Men's Team Class 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2011-12-07.  Qualification guidelines for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
  2. ^ http://ipttc.org/results/international/2011/europeanchampionships/details/htm_single/SM5_ko.htm ITTF PTT European Championships Men Singles Class 5 Results (accessed 7 December 2011).