Laurens Devos15 August 2000 Belgium
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- 2018 World Championships - Gold
- 2017 European Championships – Gold (singles and team)
- Rio 2016 Paralympics – Gold (singles)
He may be just 18 years old, but Laurens Devos can already call himself a Paralympic, world and double-European champion.
The Belgian completed his collection of major titles at the 2018 World Championships in Lasko, Slovenia.
Devos burst onto the Para table tennis scene only four years ago, when he made history at his first major tournament with double gold at the European Championships in Vejle, Denmark. He became the youngest European champion in history, and two years later, he successfully defended that crown in Lasko, Slovenia.
The 2014 Hungarian Open was his first international senior tournament; he took double gold in singles and teams.
Devos was born with cerebral palsy caused by a lack of oxygen at birth. His condition has resulted in a loss of mobility on the right side of his body; he plays table tennis with his left hand.