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 1 Fred Perry

Fred Perry
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockport, England
Died: February 2, 1995

Fred Perry was a British tennis player. A former world No. 1, Perry won three successive Wimbledon Championships from 1934. He won eight Grand Slam tournaments, including a Career Grand Slam. He was the first player and only British player to date to achieve a Career Grand Slam. Also a table tennis player, Perry was the world champion in 1929.

 2 Ma Long

Ma Long
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: October 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Anshan, China

Ma Long created history by becoming the first male table tennis player to score a Double Grand Slam and has 5 Olympic gold medals in his kitty. Known for his forehands and looping shots, he has also earned nicknames such as the Dictator and the Dragon, and is a national hero in China.

 3 Timo Boll

Timo Boll
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: March 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Erbach im Odenwald, Germany

 4 Fan Zhendong

Fan Zhendong
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: January 22, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Chinese table tennis player Fan Zhendong currently holds the number one position in men’s singles. In a personal statement on his fan forum on Sina Weibo, he mentioned how he hates extreme fan reactions. In 2012, he was the youngest member of the Chinese national table tennis team.

 5 Will Bayley

Will Bayley
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Famous As: Table Tennis Player
Birthdate: January 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

 6 Jan-Ove Waldner

Jan-Ove Waldner
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: October 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm
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 7 Tomokazu Harimoto

Tomokazu Harimoto
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: June 27, 2003
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture Miyagi, Japan
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 8 Ma Lin

Ma Lin
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: February 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shenyang, China

Three-time Olympic champion Ma Lin is the only male table tennis player with wins in the singles, the doubles, and the team events in the Olympics. He is also a 9-time world champion. Now a successful coach, he also often collaborates with the table tennis equipment brand Yasaka, to develop new products.

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 9 Xu Xin

Xu Xin
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: January 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Xuzhou, China

Table tennis player Xu Xin remains one of the rare penhold grip players in China. Currently ranked world number 3, he won a silver in the mixed doubles in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, along with partner Liu Shiwen. He teamed up with Shiwen again to win a National Games gold in 2021.

 10 Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed
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Famous As: Table tennis player, Sportscaster
Birthdate: November 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
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 11 Dimitrij Ovtcharov

Dimitrij Ovtcharov
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: September 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine

 12 Mima Ito

Mima Ito
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: October 21, 2000
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan
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 13 Manika Batra

Manika Batra
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: January 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Delhi, India

 14 Lin Yun-ju

Lin Yun-ju
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: August 17, 2001
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yuanshan Township, Taiwan
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 15 Ai Fukuhara

Ai Fukuhara
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: November 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sendai, Japan

 16 Zak Abel

Zak Abel
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
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 17 Ding Ning

Ding Ning
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: June 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Daqing, Heilongjiang, China

Eight-time world champion Ding Ning also has 4 Olympic medals, 3 of which are gold. The former Chinese table tennis sensation announced her retirement on Weibo in 2021. She is now pursuing a university course in physical education. She earned the unofficial title of the Queen of Hearts for her popularity.

 18 Feng Tianwei

Feng Tianwei
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Famous As: Table Tennis Player
Birthdate: August 31, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
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 19 Sun Yingsha

Sun Yingsha
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: November 4, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China

Olympic gold medalist table tennis player Sun Yingsha is also an Asian Games champion and a world champion. She created headlines when it came to light that she hadn’t been told about her grandmother’s death till the Tokyo Olympics ended, as she was already training for the games during the tragedy.

 20 Chen Meng

Chen Meng
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: January 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Qingdao, Shandong, China

Chinese table tennis player Chen Meng is the current world number 1 in singles. She also impressed her fans with her double gold wins at the Olympic debut in the Tokyo Olympics. She has countless other medals in her kitty, from all major championships, such as the Asian Games and the World Championships.

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 21 Liu Shiwen

Liu Shiwen
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Famous As: Table Tennis Player
Birthdate: April 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liaoning, China

Olympic gold medalist Liu Shiwen has also won 5 World Cup and 4 Asian Cup titles. She also has an Olympic silver in her kitty. One of the fastest players in the table tennis circuit, she has also been riddled with injuries, such as her elbow injury which took away most of 2020.

 22 Yau-Man Chan

Yau-Man Chan
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: August 26, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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 23 Vladimir Samsonov

Vladimir Samsonov
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: April 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 24 Zhang Jike

Zhang Jike
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: February 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Qingdao, China

Zhang Jike is a Chinese professional table tennis player who won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in men's singles, becoming only the fourth male player to achieve a career Grand Slam in the history of table tennis. He also has two other Olympic gold medals and seven World Championship gold medals under his belt.

 25 Wang Hao

Wang Hao
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Famous As: table tennis player
Birthdate: December 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Changchun

Wang Hao is a Chinese former table tennis player best known for his ability to perform the Reverse Penhold Backhand with exceptional skill. A former world number 1, Wang helped his team win the gold medal at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. Wang Hao also has three Olympic silver medals under his belt.

 26 Kasumi Ishikawa

Kasumi Ishikawa
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: February 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yamaguchi, Japan
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 27 Lily Zhang

Lily Zhang
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: June 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Redwood City, California

 28 Naina Jaiswal

Naina Jaiswal
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: March 22, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hyderabad
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 29 Yu Mengyu

Yu Mengyu
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: August 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liaoning, China

 30 Ariel Hsing

Ariel Hsing
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: November 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fremont, California, United States
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 31 Jun Mizutani

Jun Mizutani
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: June 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan

 32 Liu Guoliang

Liu Guoliang
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Famous As: Table Tennis Player
Birthdate: January 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Xinxiang, Henan, China

Liu Guoliang is a Chinese former professional table tennis player best known for winning two gold medals in the 1996 Olympic Games. He went on to win World Table Tennis Championships and Table Tennis World Cup, becoming only the second male player to achieve a career grand slam. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

 33 Shoko Takahashi

Shoko Takahashi
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Famous As: Table Tennis Player
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Japan

 34 Lin Gaoyuan

Lin Gaoyuan
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Famous As: Table Tennis Player
Birthdate: March 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shenzhen, China

Lin Gaoyuan is a Chinese professional table tennis player who helped his team win gold medals at the 2018 World Championships, World Cup, and Asian Games. In 2018, he also won the singles silver medal at the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals and Asian Games.

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 35 Jia Nan Yuan

Jia Nan Yuan
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: July 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zhengzhou, China

 36 Wang Liqin

Wang Liqin
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: June 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Wang Liqin is a Chinese former professional table tennis player who was selected to represent his country at the age of 15. A former world number 1, Wang won 11 World Championships, three World Cups, four Asian Games gold medals, and two Olympic Games gold medals during his playing career. He also has two Olympic bronze medals under his belt.

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 37 Koki Niwa

Koki Niwa
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Famous As: Table Tennis Player
Birthdate: October 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan

 38 Zhang Yining

Zhang Yining
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Famous As: Table Tennis Player
Birthdate: October 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Zhang Yining is a Chinese retired table tennis player best known for winning four Olympic gold medals during her career. Regarded as one of the greatest female table tennis players of all time, Zhang won 10 World Championships and four World Cups. She is also one of the most celebrated and successful female players in the history of table tennis.

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 39 Miu Hirano

Miu Hirano
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: April 14, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

 40 Li Jiawei

Li Jiawei
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Famous As: Table Tennis Player
Birthdate: August 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Li Jiawei is a Chinese-born retired Singaporean professional table tennis player who represented Singapore in the 2008 and 2012 OlympicS, winnsng a silver medal and a bronze medal, respectively. In 2010, she helped her team win the gold medal at the World Championships in Moscow. Li Jiawei announced her retirement after the 2012 Olympics in London.

 41 Jean-Michel Saive

Jean-Michel Saive
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: November 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

 42 Li Xiaoxia

Li Xiaoxia
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: January 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Anshan, Liaoning, China

Li Xiaoxia is a Chinese professional table tennis player best known for winning two gold medals at the 2012 Olympics in London. She then went on to win a gold medal and a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics. Li Xiaoxia has also won nine World Championship titles and seven World Cups so far in her illustrious career.

 43 Bernadette Szocs

Bernadette Szocs
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: March 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Târgu Mureș, Romania

 44 Sharath Kamal

Sharath Kamal
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: July 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 45 Deng Yaping

Deng Yaping
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: February 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zhengzhou

 46 Jenny Ovtcharov

Jenny Ovtcharov
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: October 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 47 Natalia Partyka

Natalia Partyka
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: July 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland

 48 Kanak Jha

Kanak Jha
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: June 19, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milpitas, California, United States

 49 Han Ying

Han Ying
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: April 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Liaoning, China

Though born in China, table tennis player Han Ying has been representing Germany in the game since 2010 and has even won the country an Olympic team silver medal. Among the few defensive players of the game, she also has 3 European Championship and 2 European Games gold medals in her kitty.

 50 Wang Bowen

Wang Bowen
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: May 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shenyang, China
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