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Ma Long

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Ma Long

Ma Long
  • Birth date 10/20/1988
  • Birthplace Anshan
  • Hometown Anshan
  • Residence Beijing
  • Height/Weight 5'9"/ 154 lbs


China’s Ma Long might very well be the best active male table tennis player. He has not left the top three rankings since September 2011 and spent 10 months as the world no. 1 in 2015. Born in Anshan, China, Ma began playing table tennis at 5 years old. By age 18, he had become the youngest world champion by winning gold at the 2006 World Team Championships. Previously, Ma helped China win gold in men’s team at the London 2012 Olympics. He did not compete in singles.
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Getting to know Ma Long


Playing style: right-handed shakehand attacker.


After winning the 2015 World Championships and the 2015 Men’s World Cup, Ma Long will seek a table tennis Grand Slam at the 2016 Rio Olympics.


First held the world no. 1 ranking in January 2010, and has been listed in that position for more than 33 months total. Finished 2015 ranked world no. 1.

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