The Saive brothers

The Saive brother gave a lot of sensations to table tennis lovers far beyond their records and personal careers, with spectacular and funny exhibition matches, which are now asked all over the planet.

Do you wish to host them in your club or your company for a « special event » ? Nothing easier, just send an email at info@saive.eu 

PHILIPPE SAIVE

 

 

Table tennis

 

Born : 02/07/1971

Club :  TT Reckange (Luxembourg)

National caps: 253

 

Best world ranking: 26th

20 years in the world top 100

Second Belgian player from 1992 to 2009.

 

But also :

23 wins against those players when they were nr 1 in the World ( Waldner : 7x, Persoson 1x, Jiang Jialang : 1x, Boll : 3x, Samsonov : 3x, Kong Linghui : 2x, Schlager : 2x, Gatien : 3x et Wang Liqin : 1x)

World Champion 40+ in 2012. 

World vice champion in the National team event in 2001;

Belgian champion (single) 1993 & 2003 ;

Winner with the Belgian team of the European superleague 94 & 95

Winner (with Dusseldorf) of the European Champion league 97 & 98 ;

Winner (with Dusseldorf) of the German Cup 97 ;

Winner (with Dusseldorf) of the German championship 98 ;

Runner up (with the Belgian team) of the European superleague 93 ;

Runner up (with the Belgian team) of the Europeande Nation’s Cup 97 ;

Bronze medalist (Team event) World Championship 91 & European Championship 96 ;

Quarter finalist (single) European Championship 94 & 2000

Participant in the Olympic Games of Barcelona 92, Atlanta 96 and Sidney 2000

Belgian Champion (doubles) 88, 92 and 93

Belgian Champion (interclubs) 87, 90 and 91 ;

Winner of the Belgian Cup  91 & 92

« Palette d’or » (golden racket)  90

 

Golf

Golf is Philippe SAIVE’s other passion

 

Belgian Champion (division 2) with the club of Sart-Tilman.

Winner of the Mid-amateur of Liège 2012.

Hcp:  3,6.

 

 

JEAN-MI.

 

Born :  17/11/1969 in Ans

Club : Logis Auderghem (Brussels, Belgium)

National Caps: 349

 

World championship

Participations

23 x (from 1983 to 2014)

Best performances

Belgian team : Silver 2001 (Osaka/Jap) and bronze 1991 (Chiba/Jap)

Single: Silver 93 (Göteborg/Swe)

Double men: Quarter fialist 95 (with Philippe Saive in Tianjin/Chn)

 

European championship

 

PARTICIPATIONS

20 x (from1984 to 2014)

BEST PERFORMANCES

Team : bronze 1996 (Bratislava) &t 2008 (St-Petersbourg)

Single:            Winner 1994 (Birmingham)

Runner up 1992 (Stuttgart) & 2005 (Aarhus)

Double men : Runner up 1994  (with Zoran Primorac in Birmingham)

Double mixt: Runner up 1990 (with Gabriella Wirth in Göteborg)

 

INDIVIDUEL RECORDS

> Number 1 at the world ranking during 17 months

> Number 1 at the european rankig during 31 months

 

 

World cup

18 participations

Runner up 1994, semi-finalist 89, 91, 96, 2000 & 2003

 
PRO TOUR

Grand Finals :

-       Runner up  2005

-       Semi finalist 1997 & 2001

 

European Top 12

21 participations  (record)

Winner 1994 (Arezzo)

Runner up 1996

 
EUROPEAN MASTERS

Winner 94, runner up 92, 96, 98

 

 

25 times Belgian single champion

7 X winner of the Champion’s league 94, 96, 01, 02, 03, 04, 07

       + runner-up 93, 95, 05, 06, 08   (with La Villette)

7 participations in the Olympic Games (88, 92, 96, 00, 04, 08, 12)

Awards

World Fair-Play Unesco 1989

Trophée du Mérite Sportif National 1991

Mérite Sportif de la Communauté Française 2007

Belgian sportsman of the year 1991 &1994

2 X Belgian flag bearer in the Olympic Games of Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004

Best sportsman from the Province of Liège of the Century