This is his first Paralympic medal. The table tennis player Lucas Créange, licensed in Reims and integrated into the French table tennis pole at the Creps de Poitiers, won bronze at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, this Saturday, August 28, 2021. He was narrowly beaten by the Hungarian Peter Palos in the gates to the final, three sets to two.
🚨🇫🇷 BRONZE FOR LUCAS CRÉANGE After an intense match, Lucas Créange lost in the decisive set against world No. 1 Palos.For his second participation in the #Paralympic Games, the table tennis player offered the clan a fine medal French # AllezLesBleus | # Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/yLptGPtQHb
At 28, Lucas Créange dreamed of stepping onto the Paralympic podium for his second participation in the Games, after Rio in 2016. Fourth best player in the world in his category SM11 (senior male category 11, dedicated to cognitive disabilities), he had easily won his two group matches and the quarter-final on Friday August 27 against the Japanese Hiroshi Takemori.
Lucas Créange is licensed in Reims (Marne) but is part of the France table tennis pole at Creps de Poitiers. He therefore shares his life between the tables of Reims, Poitiers – where the France pole of adapted sport is located – and Metz, where he goes every two weeks, meeting his colleagues, like him, in a situation of handicap. We had met him in March 2021.