Jean-Michel SaiveDuring the World Table Tennis Championships in Rotterdam, I had the pleasure of speaking to Jean-Michel Saive; a player I grew up watching (I saw him win the European championships in Birmingham, England) and respecting (he was awarded the UNESCO World Award of Fair Play in 1989).

These World Championships were particularly significant for Jean-Michel Saive. Competing in his 20th World Table Tennis Championships, Saive broke Victor Barna’s previous world record of 19 participations.

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