Ma Lin & His Equipment

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Ma Lin is the only male player ever to win Olympic gold in Singles, Doubles, and Team. Additionally, he holds a professional era record of 5 major titles (4 World Cups and 1 Olympic Gold), having won more World Cups than any other male table tennis player in history.

Ma Lin Information:

  • Native name: 马琳
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Born: February 19, 1980, Shenyang, Liaoning, China
  • Playing-style: Chinese Penhold
  • Highest Ranking: #1
  • Height: 5 ft 7 in
  • Weight: 165 lbs

Ma Lin Playing Style

Ma Lin uses the penhold grip. An aggressive player, he is known for his converse unpredictable serves, heavy short push receives, fast footwork, and powerful third ball attacks. In addition to possessing a solid backhand block, Ma Lin also uses the reverse penhold backhand (RPB), an innovative stroke utilizing the underside of the blade which allows a penholder to produce topspin from both wings. The most dangerous weapon Ma Lin has in his arsenal, however, is his consistent forehand loop, which he often uses to end a point decisively. He is also considered a master at serving and his serve is considered one of the best in the world, earning the nickname “Ghost Service”. It involves the ball bouncing back to the net instead of going straight off the table.

Because of this, Ma Lin has claimed the titles “Maestro Ma Lin,” “Defense Killer,” and “Table Tennis Olympic Champion.”

Ma Lin is currently using a Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive Penhold as his blade. He uses DHS NEO Skyline 2 TG2 for his forehand and Butterfly Bryce Speed FX for his backhand.

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Ma Lin Highlights

Ma Lin Titles

Olympic GamesSingle12008
Olympic GamesDouble12004
Olympic GamesTeam12008
World ChampionshipsDouble12007
World ChampionshipsMixed Double21999, 2003
World ChampionshipsTeam62001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
World CupSingle42000, 2003, 2004, 2006
World CupTeam22007, 2011
Asian GamesMixed Double12006
Asian GamesTeam32002, 2006, 2010
Asian ChampionshipsDouble11998
Asian ChampionshipsMixed Double11996
Asian ChampionshipsTeam31998, 2000, 2007

Ma Lin Equipment

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