Player Profile: Gavin Evans

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Russell Moore

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Gavin Evans is the current World number 569 and is based at the Institute for Sport in Sheffield. He was previously the number one ranked cadet in Europe and has won numerous titles internationally at the junior age group.

Despite being only 18 Gavin has already had six months out following surgery on his hip but know he is back fit and ready to make his assault on the senior stage after his great successes as a cadet.

Name:

Gavin Evans

Date of birth:

15/4/93

Club:

Bad Hamm TTC Bundesliga Germany

Who are you?

I am a professional table tennis player who is European Youth Singles Champion and World Doubles Champion at cadets. Over 30 national titles, numerous medals on the European circuit as a junior. Youth Olympic champion and a member of the three man GB squad. Luxembourg senior gold medalist.

Proudest moment:

Representing Europe as a continent after becoming European champion and youth Olympic champion. Although its difficult to beat playing for England or Great Britain  because I am immensely proud every time I play for England or Great Britain.

When/how did you get involved with table tennis?

I was five years old living in Bracknell and my brothers and parents would play at our local club called Cippenham. I would go along and practice and challenge people all night long – sometimes I would be there till one in the morning! My mum or dad would then take me home saying you have school tomorrow and I would cry because I never wanted to leave even though I had been there for probably 6 or 7 hours.

What does the Olympics mean to you?

The Olympics to me is the biggest event an athlete can attend! Walking around the village with athletes everywhere striving to be the best in a multitude of sports I cannot think of anything better. Going to the Olympics to me would be the best thing ever!

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