Patrick Birocheau

Patrick Birocheau (born 23 September 1955) is a French former table tennis player. He won a bronze medal at the 1981 World Championships in doubles, as well as several medals at the European Championships throughout the 1980s.[1]

Patrick Birocheau
Nationality France
Born (1955-09-23) 23 September 1955 (age 65)
Béjaïa, Algeria
ClubSAG Cestas
Height1.877 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Medal record
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Novi Sad Doubles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1980 Bern Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1984 Moscow Team
Silver medal – second place 1986 Prague Team
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Budapest Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Moscow Doubles

He represented his country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. In the singes competition, Birocheau was eliminated in the group phase after winning three of his seven matches.[2] He teamed up with future World Champion Jean-Philippe Gatien in the doubles competition, but they were similarly eliminated after winning four of their seven matches.[3]

In addition to his international success, Birocheau won eleven gold medals at the French National Championships: one in singles (1976), nine in doubles (1973–76, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1988), and one in mixed doubles (1983).

He later served as head coach of the French national team.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile". Table Tennis Guide. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Table Tennis at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's Singles Preliminary Round". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Table Tennis at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's Doubles". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Profile". Sportquick. Retrieved 25 February 2018.

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