Thu Kamkasomphou

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Thu Kamkasomphou
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Kamkasomphou at the 2016 Summer Paralympics
Personal information
Born (1968-10-12) 12 October 1968 (age 53)
Savannakhet, Laos [1]
Playing style Right-handed shakehand grip
Disability class 8 (formerly 7 and 9)
Highest ranking1 (July 2007) [2]
Current ranking2 (February 2020)
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in) [1]
Weight69 kg (152 lb) [3]
Medal record
Women's para table tennis
Representing Flag of France.svg  France
Paralympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2000 Sydney Singles C9
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2008 Beijing Singles C8
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2012 London Singles C8
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Singles C8
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2000 Sydney Teams C6–10
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2004 Athens Singles C9
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2004 Athens Teams C6–10
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2008 Beijing Teams C6–10
World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2010 GwangjuSingles C8
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2006 MontreuxSingles C9
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2018 LaskoSingles C8
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2002 TaipeiSingles C9
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2006 MontreuxTeams C9–10
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2014 BeijingSingles C9
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2014 BeijingTeams C6–8
European Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2001 FrankfurtOpen singles standing
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2001 FrankfurtSingles C9
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2003 ZagrebOpen singles standing
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2003 ZagrebSingles C9
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2005 JesoloSingles C9
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2007 Kranjska GoraSingles C8
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2007 Kranjska GoraTeams C8
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2009 GenoaSingles C8
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2009 GenoaTeams C6–8
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2011 SplitSingles C8
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2013 LignanoSingles C8
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2013 LignanoTeams C6–8
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2019 HelsingborgSingles C8
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2001 FrankfurtTeams C10
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2011 SplitTeams C8
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2017 LaskoTeams C6–8
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2003 ZagrebTeams C10
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2005 JesoloOpen singles standing
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2005 JesoloTeams C9–10
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2007 Kranjska GoraOpen singles standing
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2015 VejleSingles C8
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2015 VejleTeams C6–8

Thu Kamkasomphou (Lao : ທູ ຄຳຄະຊົມພູ, born 12 October 1968 [4] ) is a Laotian [5] -French para table tennis player. She has won eight Paralympic medals for France. [6]

At the 2000 Summer Paralympics, she captured a gold medal in the class 9 event. At the 2008 Summer Paralympics, she won a gold in the class 8 event by defeating Sweden's Josefin Abrahamsson, three sets to nil. [5] [7]

She has polyarteritis nodosa. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Kamkasomphou Thu - profile". IPTTC.org. ITTF Para Table Tennis . Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  2. "Kamkasomphou Thu - ranking history". IPTTC.org. ITTF Para Table Tennis . Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  3. "Kamkasomphou Thu". International Paralympic Committee . Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  4. 1 2 "Kamkasomphou Thu". Handiamo! (in French). Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  5. 1 2 "Un doublé pour les Bleus", Ouest France, 11 September 2008 Archived 21 December 2010 at WebCite
  6. "Thu Kamkasomphou". International Paralympic Committee . Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  7. "Thu Kamkasomphou claims title of Table Tennis Women's Individual Class 8" Archived 2008-09-16 at the Wayback Machine , official website of the Beijing Paralympic Games, 11 September 2008.