Table tennis. An improved and reinforced Quimper CTT for its return to Pro B – Table tennis

Pro B (1st day). Quimper CTT – CPB Rennes, Friday (7:30 p.m.)

Despite a season of 100% victories, last year in N1, it is not in Pro A that we will find Quimper Cornouaille TT this season. Due to a lack of resources, both human and financial, the club preferred to “settle” for Pro B, a division which is making a comeback in the championship pyramid this season. But this renunciation does not prevent Emmanuel Palud’s players from still being very ambitious for this exercise: “To do the same new season as last year, it will be complicated, smiles the coach, but I hope that ‘we will be at the top of the table’.

The South Finistère coach can, for this, count on a reinforced workforce, which deplores only one departure (the Russian Maria Dolgikh) for two arrivals, one of which is in fact a return: after a maternity break two years, the Franco-Chinese Li Xue returns to the workforce. “It’s a return that was wanted on both sides,” says Palud, asked satisfied to be able to count on the one who participated in the 2012 Olympic Games with the French delegation.

Reunion with Romane Le Scour

To rejuvenate a workforce that he himself describes as “a bit aging” (all the players are between 35 and 37), the QCTT coach has also recruited Eva Labosova, only 21, because “he we have to think about the future as well”. Currently at the U21 European Championships with his national team, the young Slovak will however miss the first championship matches, starting with the Breton derby against CPB Rennes on Friday. A meeting that will mark the reunion of Romane Le Scour with her former club, the Finistère having joined the Bretillian squad this summer.

The workforce: Hanna Haponova (UKR, n° 17 FFTT, 36), Li Xue (37), Emmanuelle Lennon (n° 49, 35), Sarah Hanffou (CAM, n° 78, 35), Ema Labosova (SLQ, 21 years old).

The composition of the group: Issy-les-Moulineaux, QUIMPER, Saint-Quentin (B), Le Mans, Paris 13, Lys Lille, CPB Rennes, Entente Saint-Pierraise (B).

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