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French team under spotlight


The media representatives had the opportunity to meet all players from the French team selected for the World Championships and to talk with them in INSEP at the eve of the big Event scheduled for 13th to 20th May in Paris Bercy.  In the team will play Ad

The media representatives had the opportunity to meet all players from the French team selected for the World Championships and to talk with them in INSEP at the eve of the big Event scheduled for 13th to 20th May in Paris Bercy.  In the team will play Adrien MATTENET, Emmanuel LEBESSON, Simon GAUZY, Quentin ROBINOT, Damien ELOI and Christophe LEGOUT, Abdel-Kader SALIFOU. Girls: XIAN Yi Fang, Carole GRUNDISCH, Alice ABBAT, Marina BERHO, Laura GASNIER, Emmanuelle LENNON, Marie MIGOT.

Recently Simon GAUZY clinched the title in the French Championships. “Despite the title, I am not under pressure. Currently Adrien MATTENET is the best French player at the Worlds rankings. I know that I am labeled as a “French hope”, and that expectations are high…I just hope we will receive the same support from the crowd as we had in 2003.”
Adrien MATTENET is full of optimism:” Whenever I play for France, I have tears in my eyes and it forces me to go beyond my limits. I am feeling good, my shape is at high level and I have faith in our team.”

Experienced Damien ELOI admitted: “I did everything to qualify for the World Championships. I played at a lot of Opens. In 2003, I went out in the first round, this time I want to do better and finish my career in best possible way.

Quentin ROBINOT: “I have the World Cup in mind for a long time. Maybe it also explains my poor performance at the Championships of France, but it is important to me to do well in Bercy. I had the flu, thus I had not the ideal preparation but I’m ready. “

Christophe LEGOUT: “I take these World Championships as a” bonus “, perhaps it is the last one for me. It is a pleasure to be in Bercy ten years later, and a chance to maybe finish my career on a high note. “

In French team Marie MIGOT is the youngest; Marie is also the youngest European in Bercy and third youngest participant of the World Championships. She has been born on May 19th 1998. In Bercy will play Kinal CHODRI born October 1st 1999 and Tina Lin born on August 17th 1998.  “I’m excited; this is a very big event. For a first time I am in senior national team, and I will play at the World Championships, it’s huge. I want to prove myself and justify my place in the team. “

XIAN Yi Fang: “Unfortunately, injuries disturbed me. Still, I try to stay positive and make up for lost time. I adapt my program to get in shape. And as they say, when you gotta go, you gotta go! “

herbag hermes Milica NIKOLIC, EWT

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