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Table tennis worlds: the Lebrun brothers qualified for the quarters, the French women too

Radiant day in Busan for the French. In the space of four hours, the men’s and women’s table tennis teams qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Team Table Tennis Championships.

The French opened the ball. Opposing Portugal, Jia Nan Yuan, Prithika Pavade and Charlotte Lutz all dominated their opponents, the first still having to fight to overcome Fu Yu in five sets after a big air gap while she controlled the part. They will face Germany this Thursday (9 a.m. French time).

No more hassle for men. They won 3-0 with a successful score for brothers Félix and Alexis Lebrun and Simon Gauzy against the Poles. If the youngest of the Lebrun brothers did not tremble despite the loss of the first set against Milosz Redzimski (3-1), the eldest had to work against Jakub Dyjas, only winning in the round decisive (3-2). Simon Gauzy won a very close match against Samuel Kulczycki. Next meeting against Portugal a little earlier this Thursday (5 a.m. in France).

If it passes the pitfall completely within its reach of Portugal, the French men’s team will then have a good card to play since the Chinese ogre is located in the other part of the table. This meeting serves as a general test less than six months before the Paris Olympic Games, where the Lebrun brothers will have hopes of medals.

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