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Table tennis: Montpellier’s Alexis Lebrun crowned French champion, the beautiful story continues

At only 18 years old, Montpellier’s Alexis Lebrun became, on Sunday June 26, French table tennis champion after beating the double title holder Simon Gauzy, Sunday June 26 at the Vendespace in Mouilleron-le-Captif.

This Monday, Alexis Lebrun, drafted into the French team, is going to Oran (Algeria) to compete in the Mediterranean Games. He did not need to be, however, during the “France” seniors where he achieved the feat, at 18, of winning the title at the expense of Simon Gauzy (seeded n ° 1, 22nd in the world , ex-Top 10), double defending champion, rolled in 4 sets please!

Jérémy Surault’s protege will have experienced more difficulties in the semi-final against his…brother Félix (4-1), coached by Nathanaël Molin after a duel whose first three sets were fiercely contested.

ud83cudfd3ud83dudc4f Huge Alexis Lebrun!

At 18, he surprised Simon Gauzy in the final of the French table tennis championship by winning 4 sets to 0! pic.twitter.com/NTEYUks28M

— francetvsport (@francetvsport) June 26, 2022

A small card from the President of the Republic

If “Féfé” (15 years old) won the bronze medal, Alexis, he received, according to tradition, the Vase de Sèvres with the small card from the President of the Republic, reserved for the winner only! But the harvest of residents of the Montpellier training center did not stop there, far from it…

The men’s doubles went to Félix – still licensed at Istres – associated with Laurent Cova (Alliance Nîmes Montpellier TT) who will moreover take the opposite route, the clubs being closely linked. Seeded No. 8, the two friends achieved a performance that was just exceptional.

Already sacred in mixed doubles

In contention with Esteban Dorr, Alexis had given in to him in the quarter-finals of the table. Finally, in mixed doubles, Alexis and his partner, Camille Lutz assumed their status as the No. 1 seed, winning 3-1 in the final against the pair made up of… Félix and Leili Mostafavi (No. 3) 3-1.

The minibus, calm given the general fatigue, was well loaded on the way back… What a weekend in Mouilleron-le-Captif!

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