Félix Lebrun enters the world Top 5

After his semi-final on Saturday March 9 at the Singapore Smash, the most prestigious tournament of the season, French table tennis player Félix Lebrun is now in 5th place in the world rankings published Tuesday March 19 by World Table Tennis. The youngest of the Lebrun brothers, aged 17, moved up one place to reach the best ranking of his career, despite his defeat in the semi-final in Singapore against the new world number 1 Wang Chuqin. He becomes the 3rd youngest player to enter the world Top 5, behind the Japanese Tomokazu Harimoto and the Chinese Fan Zhendong, multiple world champion and Olympic champion in Tokyo. First European in the ranking, he is ahead of four Chinese players. Félix Lebrun is the first French player to join the Top 5 in 29 years, and only the fourth in history after René Roothooft (1952), Jacques Secutin (1976-1977) and Jean-Philippe Gatien (1991-1995).

Published on: 03/19/2024 – 2:56 p.m.

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French table tennis player Félix Lebrun shaking hands with his Chinese opponent Wang Chuqin, victorious in the final of the World Team Championships in Busan (South Korea), Sunday February 25, 2024. REUTERS – KIM HONG-JI

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