One may also ask, who is Ma Long’s coach?
Subsequently, when did Liu Guoliang retire?
Who is the richest table tennis player?
|Full Name||Timo Boll|
|Profession||Professional Table Tennis Player|
|World’s Richest Tennis player||#2|
|Highest Ranking||#1 (2003, 2011, 2018)|
Template:Current ITTF Men’s World Ranking
|ITTF Men’s World Ranking, as of 31 August 2021|
|1||Fan Zhendong ( CHN )||13,232|
|2||Ma long ( CHN )||12,212|
|3||Xu Xin ( CHN )||10,356|
Ma won runner-up in the 2020 World Cup, losing to Fan Zhendong in the finals.
Wow, the World Cup this year was an absolute thriller. On Saturday Timo Boll shook the table tennis world after defeating China’s Lin GHaoyaun after trailing 4-10 in the 7th set.
Ma, whose nicknames include “The Dictator” because of the way he dominates his opponents, said that he had improved as the tournament went on. “During the preliminary rounds I was never very satisfied with my performances, but after the quarter-finals and semis I was playing better,” he said.
After the 1949 Communist Revolution, “the reason table tennis became so popular in China [is] simple. … Table tennis turned out to be the answer for reasons beyond the personal tastes of party leaders: It was cheap, requiring little equipment beyond paddles, balls, a flat surface and little space.
According to Wikipedia, tennis was first played sometime between 1859 and 1865, and table tennis was first played in the 1880s.
Table tennis, also known as ping pong, has been considered as the national sport of the People’s Republic of China. Since table tennis became an official Olympic medal sport at Seoul 1988, Chinese athletes have dominated the sport winning 28 of a possible 32 gold medals up to Rio 2016.