Val Langehegermann celebrates 80th Birthday

Cyclist and table tennis player, Val Langehegermann (Photo: courtesy of Val Langehegermann) by Gloria Wagener Born on Friday 26th February 1937; Luxembourg’s Valentin Langehegermann, not only a table tennis player of renown, also a cyclist on the international stage, recently celebrated his 80th Birthday. Alongside wife Kathy, some 60 friends and relatives attended the very special celebration at the Merterter Culture Centre. A former civil servant, always known as Val; as a young man he grew up in competitive surroundings; father was a racing driver. Times have changed but in the era of Val Langehegermann, table tennis was very much a winter sport, cycling a summer sport; thus he was able to combine both disciplines. The period 1964 to 1972 were the peak years of his