Jean-Philippe Gatien

Jean-Philippe Gatien (born 16 October 1968 in Alès, France) is a retired French table tennis player.

Jean-Philippe Gatien
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Personal information
Full nameJean-Philippe Gatien
Nationality France
Born (1968-10-16) October 16, 1968 (age 52)
Alès, France
Medal record
Men's table tennis
Representing  France
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Gothenburg Singles
Silver medal – second place 1997 Manchester Team
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Tianjin Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Manchester Doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Taipei Singles
Silver medal – second place 1991 Kuala Lumpur Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Barcelona Team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Nimes Team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Gothenburg Mixed Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1994 Birmingham Team
Gold medal – first place 1998 Eindhoven Team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Bremen Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1986 Prague Team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Stuttgart Mixed Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1996 Bratislava Team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Gothenburg Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Bratislava Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Eindhoven Singles

He competed at four Olympics from 1988 to 2000, winning silver in the singles at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and bronze in doubles (with Patrick Chila) at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He won the World Table Tennis Championships in 1993, the Table Tennis World Cup in 1994, and was 13-time "champion de France".[1] A left-handed player, his offensive style featured a superb forehand smash.

He also won three English Open titles.

Following numerous injuries, Gatien retired on May 15, 2004. Having made his debut with French club AS Salindres, he made his final public appearance there in an exhibition match with Patrick Chila, June 2006. His long list of victories make him the greatest French table tennis player of all time.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2011-04-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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