Simon Gauzy and Xue Lin are the champions of the 2013 French National Championships held from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th. Gauzy clinched the title after beating Ollivier Brice by 4:0 in semifinals and Abdel Kader Salifou in the final. In the final, Gauzy didn't have a good start as he fell by 7:11 in the first game. Then he recovered and won the next two games by 11:2 and 11:6. Salifou fought back and managed to level by 11:8. But Gauzy took the next game by 11:3 and put himself 3:2 up. Salifou didn't give up and leveled by 11:9. Salifou took the lead in the deciding game as he was 5:2 but Gauzy leveled and took control of the match. At the end, Gauzy won by 11:9 and secured the title.
In the women's competition, Xue Li emerged as champion after beating Marina Berho by 4:2 in semifinals and Jianan Yuan by 11:8, 6:11, 11:4, 11:8 and 11:13 and 11:5 in the final.
Gauzy repeated success in doubles with Emmanuel Lebesson. They overcame Christophe Legout and Michel Martinez by 11:8, 10:12, 11:7 and 11:5 in the final. Jianan Yuan and Aurore Dessant captured the title in the women's doubles as thet beat Xue Li and Stephanie Loeuillette by 11:3, 11:7 and 11:8.
Simon Gauzy vs Brice Ollivier Video kindly shared by TableTennisEvents
Abdel Kader Salifou vs Thomas Le Breton Video kindly shared by TableTennisEvents
Simon Gauzy vs Abdel Kader Salifou
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Gauzy/Lebesson vs Martinez/Legout Video kindly shared by Mrtheportal
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