Top 10 Greatest Table Tennis Players of All Time

Table tennis, which is also known as ping pong, is one of the most popular indoor sports in the world. However, the sport enjoys a higher level of popularity in Asian countries, in comparison to the rest of the world. It is played between two individual opponents, or between two pairs.

The International Table Tennis Federation, founded in 1926, is the governing body of the sport. Currently, ITTF has 220 member associations. The sport got included in the Olympic Games in the year 1988. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Greatest Table Tennis Players of All Time.

Top 10 Greatest Table Tennis Players of All Time

10. Yoo Nam-Kyu

Top 10 Greatest Table Tennis Players of All TimeSouth Korean table tennis player Yoo Nam-Kyu was born in South Korea, on 4th June 1968. He won a total of 4 medals in the table tennis events of the Olympic Games in his career and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of top 10 greatest table tennis players of all time. Yoo Nam-Kyu achieved a gold medal in Olympics and also achieved three bronze in his active career. He generally uses the Offensive Shake hands grip while playing. He won the men’s doubles together with his partner Ahn Jae-Hyung in the 1988 Summer Olympics. Yoo Nam-Kyu again won the men’s doubles together with his partner Kim Taek-Soo four years later in the 1992 Summer Olympics. His last big achievement came when he won the men’s doubles bronze with Lee Chul-Seung in Atlanta 1996.

9. Chen Jing

Top 10 Greatest Table Tennis Players of All Time

Chinese female table tennis player Chen Jing was born in Wuhan, Hubei, China, on 20th September 1968. She won a total of 4 medals in the table tennis events of the Olympic Games in her career and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of top 10 greatest table tennis players of all time. Chen Jing achieved a gold medal in the Olympics, and also achieved two silvers and a bronze in her active career. She generally uses the Shakehand grip while playing. She won the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and received the bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Chen Jing achieved a gold medal in singles and a silver medal in doubles at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

8. Wang Liqin

Top 10 Greatest Table Tennis Players of All TimeChinese male table tennis player Wang Liqin was born in Shanghai, China, on 18th June 1978. He won a total of 4 medals in the table tennis events of the Olympic Games in his career and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of top 10 greatest table tennis players of all time. Wang Liqin achieved 2 gold medals in the Olympics and also achieved two bronze in his active career. He generally uses the Offensive Shake hands grip while playing. He currently ranked 12th in the International Table Tennis Federation point table as of January, 2014. He held the IITF world no.1 spot for consecutive 25 months from September 2000 to September 2002. Wang Liqin started practicing table tennis at the age of 6 and selected in the Chinese men’s national squad in 1993.

7. Guo Yue

Top 10 Greatest Table Tennis Players of All TimeChinese female table tennis player Guo Yue was born in Anshan, Liaoning, China, on 17th July 1988. She won a total of 4 medals in the table tennis events of the Olympic Games in her career and is inducted in the seventh place in our list of top 10 greatest table tennis players of all time. Guo Yue achieved 2 gold medals in Olympics, and also achieved two bronze in her active career. She generally uses the left handed Shakehand grip while playing. Guo Yue became the World Table Tennis Championship Women’s Team Champion and Asian Cup Champion, and also won the Bronze in the singles at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She achieved the Women’s singles and Mixed Doubles title at the World Table Tennis Championship in 2007.

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  • Danz

    Number 6 has the wrong picture used. The lady in picture is Li Xiaoxia and not Qiao Hong