|born on||16 October 1968 at 02:15 (= 02:15 AM )|
|Place||Alès, France, 44n08, 4e05|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||22°44' 08°50 Asc. 27°31'|
French table tennis player, who competed at four Olympics from 1988 to 2000, winning silver in the singles at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and bronze in doubles (with Patrick Chila) at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
He won the World Table Tennis Championships in 1993, the Table Tennis World Cup in 1994, and was 13-time "champion de France". A left-handed player, his offensive style featured a superb forehand smash.
Following numerous injuries, Gatien retired on 15 May 2004. Having made his debut with French club AS Salindres, he made his final public appearance there in an exhibition match with Patrick Chila, June 2006.
His long list of victories make him the greatest French table tennis player of all time.
- associate relationship with Chila, Patrick (born 27 November 1969). Notes: Doubles partner
- compare to chart of Lebesson, Emmanuel (born 24 April 1988)
- Work : Prize 1992 (Silver medal at the Barcelona Olympics)
- Work : Prize 2000 (Bronze medal at the Sydney Olympics)
Didier Geslain archive, 'sports divers' pdf file, p. 70.
- Traits : Body : Handedness (Left-handed)
- Vocation : Sports : Tennis (Table tennis, left-handed player)
- Notable : Awards : Olympics (Silver medal, bronze medal)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Greatest French table tennis player of all time)