Thu Kamkasomphou

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Thu Kamkasomphou
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Kamkasomphou at the 2016 Summer Paralympics
Personal information
Born (1968-10-12) October 12, 1968 (age 51)
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]

Thu Kamkasomphou (Lao : ທູ ຄຳຄະຊົມພູ, born October 12, 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

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  2. "Kamkasomphou Thu Ranking history". ITTF . Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  3. "Kamkasomphou Thu". International Paralympic Committee . Retrieved 2 February 2020.
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  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 2019-12-13.
  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.