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List of the best table tennis Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous table tennis event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic table tennis Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest table tennis Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best table tennis athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

List features athletes like Jan-Ove Waldner and Ma Lin.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic table tennis athletes?" and "Who is the best table tennis competitor of all time?"
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Jan-Ove Waldner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
age 52 Jan-Ove (JO) Waldner(nicknamed老瓦inChina) is a Swedishtable tennisplayer born3 October1965. He is known as 'theMozartof table tennis'[1][2]and is a legend in both his nativeSwedenas well as

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Ma Lin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
age 38 Ma Lin is a retired table tennis player. He is the world's number sixth ranked player as of 4th July 2012 in the International Table Tennis Federation. He learned to play table tennis at the age ...more

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Jörgen Persson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
age 51 Jörgen Persson is a Swedish table tennis player. In two memorable World Table Tennis Championships finals he faced fellow Swede Jan-Ove Waldner in 1989 and 1991, losing the former and ...more

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Qiang Shen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
Qiang Shen age 27 Shen Qiang is a Canadian table tennis player of Chinese origin. As of August 2010, Shen is ranked no. 366 in the world by the International Table Tennis Federation. He is also right-handed, and ...more

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David Zhuang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
David Zhuang age 54 David Zhuang is a Chinese-born American table tennis player. Zhuang began playing table tennis competitively at age 11, and was a professional player at age 12. One of his schoolmates was Jiang ...more

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Jens Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
age 42 Jens Lundqvist is a Swedish table tennis player who competed in the men's singles and men's team event at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the men's team event only at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Pär Gerell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
age 35 Pär Håkan Gerell is a Swedish table tennis player. He has been playing for French club Chartres ASTT since 2010. Based on his June 2011 world ranking, Gerell qualified for the London ...more

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Zhang Mo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
Zhang Mo age 29 Zhang Mo is a female Chinese-born table tennis player who now represents Canada. She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, reaching the third round of the singles competition. She was born in ...more

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Zhu Judy Long is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
Zhu Judy Long age 49

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Wang Chen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
Wang Chen age 44 Wang Chen is a female table tennis player from the United States of America. Born in Shanghai, China she moved to America in 2000 and currently resides in New York City. It was in New York City ...more

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Gao Jun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
age 49 Gao Jun is a female Chinese-American table tennis player.

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Peng Zhang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
Peng Zhang age 38

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Crystal Huang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
Crystal Huang age 36 Crystal Huang is an American table tennis player of Chinese origin. As of October 2010, Hunag is ranked no. 196 in the world by the International Table Tennis Federation. She is also ...more

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Pradeeban Peter-Paul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis
Pradeeban Peter-Paul age 40 Pradeeban Peter-Paul is a Tamil Canadian table tennis player. Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Pradeeban Peter-Paul emigrated with his family to Germany at the age of 11. It was in Würzburg, ...more

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Robert Svensson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Table Tennis