Retired Swedish table tennis player and coach Mikael Appelgren is not just a 4-time World Champion but also a 9-time European Champion. He also won the World Cup and popularized the style of playing now known as appleing. He met his wife, Marita, at a table tennis competition.
Swedish table tennis player Hans Alsér was not just a 2-time European singles champion but also a 4-time European team champion. Known as an all-round attacker, he also mastered the shakehand style. He later coached both Sweden and West Germany. He died in a plane crash at age 34.