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Belgian table tennis player Marc Ledoux claims Rio spot

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Marc Ledoux and Mathieu Loicq at the 2015 Czech Open. Image credit: Ligue Handisport Francophone

With the year-end International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings having been published at the end of December, Belgian table tennis player Marc Ledoux has clinched a spot to compete at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio. Ledoux finished the year ranked eleventh in Class 8.



Fellow Belgian Mathieu Loicq was not as fortunate in year-end rankings.  Finishing the year ranked fifteenth in the same class, he has yet to secure a spot for Rio. It is possible Belgium may still be eligible for spots in at the Games, and Loicq could be named to the team.


Men’s Class 8 saw Viktor Didukh of Ukraine finish the year ranked first, China’s Chao Qun Ye ranked second, France’s Thomas Bouvais ranked third, China’s Shaui Zhao ranked fourth, Poland’s Piotr Grudzien ranked fifth, Hungary’s Andras Csonka ranked sixth, Sweden’s Linus Karlsson ranked seventh, Slovakia’s Richard Csejtey ranked eighth, Sweden’s Emil Andersson ranked ninth and Great Britain’s Ross William Wilson ranked tenth.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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