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Badminton. Thom Gicquel: “The path is not over, we look higher! – Badminton



Victories against the world numbers 1, revenge for the final lost at the European championships, reunion with the Chinese and Japanese duos, crazy atmosphere in the boiling room of Istora: Thom Gicquel (23 years old) looks back on fifteen significant days in Indonesia where they confirmed, with Delphine Delrue (US Ezanville-Ecouen), that they were part of the world top level in mixed doubles.

“A Super 500 final is stylish. But we saw that there was still a small margin with the Chinese. The path is not over, we look higher, ”assures the Bretillien licensed at Red Star Mulhouse (Top 12).

Passed this week on the side of Kuala Lumpur, the planetary numbers 10 (and first Europeans) prepare at the national center of Malaysia – 18 pitches! -, the next Malaysian Open (Super 750), next week. Before a few days of vacation, then the preparation for the world championships in Tokyo (August 22-28) for their return to Japan, a year after the Tokyo Games. “Since the beginning of the year, we have done at least a quarter and we have never done so in the “World”, to get into the top 8, that would be great”, assures Thom Gicquel.

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