Kamkasomphou at the 2016 Summer Paralympics
|Born||October 12, 1968|
|Playing style||Right-handed shakehand grip|
|Disability class||8 (formerly 7 and 9)|
|Highest ranking||1 (July 2007)|
|Current ranking||2 (February 2020)|
|Height||168 cm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||69 kg (152 lb)|
Thu Kamkasomphou (Lao : ທູ ຄຳຄະຊົມພູ, born October 12, 1968 ) is a Laotian -French para table tennis player. She has won eight Paralympic medals for France.
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.
She has polyarteritis nodosa.
The 2004 Summer Paralympics, the 12th Summer Paralympic Games, were a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, held in Athens, Greece from 17 to 28 September 2004. 3,806 athletes from 136 National Paralympic Committees competed. 519 medal events were held in 19 sports.
Li Jiawei is a Chinese-born Singaporean former table tennis player, four-time Olympian and twice Olympic medalist. She trained in Beijing's famous Shichahai Sports School with Olympic medalist Zhang Yining. In 1995, she moved to Singapore and in the following year, she commenced her international career as a competitive table tennis player. She became a Singapore citizen at the age of 18 years under the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme.
Wang Nan is a female Chinese table tennis player from Liaoning. Wang remained as world #1 on the ITTF ranking system from January, 1999 to November, 2002. She is left-handed, and began playing table tennis when she was seven years old. Her particular skills are changing the placement of the ball during rallies and her loop drive, as well as her notable speed. Wang has been the leader of the women's table-tennis team of China after Deng Yaping's retirement.
Natalia Dorota Partyka is a Polish table tennis player. Born without a right hand and forearm, she participates in competitions for able-bodied athletes as well as in competitions for athletes with disabilities. Partyka reached the last 32 of the London 2012 Olympic women's table tennis.
Wang Yuegu is a Chinese-born Singaporean table tennis player who was ranked among the top ten players in the world. Wang made her inaugural appearance as a Singaporean table tennis player on the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Pro Tour in June 2005 at the Volkswagen Korean Open in Suncheon, South Korea, where she and Sun Beibei took the silver medal in the women's doubles. On 24 September 2006, Wang achieved her first gold medal on the Pro Tour at the Japan Open in Yokohama. She repeated the feat against her compatriot Li Jiawei on 12 November at the ITTF Pro Tour German Open in Bayreuth. In June 2007, Wang helped Singapore sweep the women's team, women's doubles and mixed doubles gold trophies at the 17th Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in Jaipur.
Zhang Xiaoling is a Chinese retired para table tennis player who won 12 Paralympic medals from 1988 to 2008.
Neslihan Kavas is a Turkish female para table tennis player of class 9 and Paralympian.
Borislava Perić-Ranković is a disabled Serbian table tennis player.
Daniela Di Toro is an Australian Wheelchair tennis player. Di Toro was the 2010 French Open doubles champion and has also been the Masters double champion. In singles Di Toro is the former world number one and two time masters finalist. In 2015, she moved to para-table tennis and represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. She was team captain with Kurt Fearnley.
Melissa Tapper is an Australian table tennis player. After competing at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, she represented Australia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in elite non-Paralympic competition. In March 2016, she became the first Australian athlete to qualify for both the Summer Olympics and Summer Paralympics.
Lily Ann Zhang is an American table tennis player who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London with teammates Ariel Hsing and Erica Wu. She also competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio with teammates Jiaqi Zheng and Jennifer Wu. She is a six time US national champion in women's singles. Zhang has won the US national championship in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2011, she was a bronze medalist in women's singles and women's team at the Pan American Games and won the women's doubles title at the Qatar Peace and Sport Cup. She is currently a member of the United States National Women's team. She has been ranked as high as #2 in the cadet (U-15) world ranking and #5 in the junior (U-18) world ranking.
Zhou Ying is a Chinese table tennis player and gold medalist of Paralympic Games. She won the gold medals of the class 4 of women's individual table tennis at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, and the same class table tennis at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.
Ng Mui Wui is a para table tennis player from Hong Kong. She won a bronze at the women's Class 11 singles event held at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.
Liu Jing is a Chinese para table tennis player. She has won multiple gold medals in most para table tennis world championship tournaments. She has played with Li Qian and Xue Juan in the team events internationally.
Qualification for table tennis at the 2020 Summer Paralympics begin on 1 January 2019 and ends on 31 March 2020. There are 174 male athlete and 106 female athlete quotas in 31 events for the sport.
Tajudeen Agunbiade is a Nigerian para table tennis player of class 9 and Paralympian.
Alabi Olabiyi Olufemi, also known as Femi Alabi, is a Nigerian para table tennis player and Paralympian.
Tunde Adisa is a Nigerian para table tennis player of class 9 and Paralympian.
Rungroj Thainiyom is a para table tennis player from Thailand. He has won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Paralympics and a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. He was the first Thai to win a Paralympic gold medal in table tennis.
Mao Jingdian is a Chinese para table tennis player. She won the gold medal in the women's individual C8 event at the 2012 Summer Paralympics and the same event at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. She qualified to represent China at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.
|This article about a Paralympic medalist of France is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This biographical article relating to a French table tennis figure is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|