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

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.

This article is using data from Wikipedia

Ma Lin Highlights

Ma Lin Titles

Games Type Winner Year
Olympic Games Single 1 2008
Olympic Games Double 1 2004
Olympic Games Team 1 2008
World Championships Double 1 2007
World Championships Mixed Double 2 1999, 2003
World Championships Team 6 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
World Cup Single 4 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006
World Cup Team 2 2007, 2011
Asian Games Mixed Double 1 2006
Asian Games Team 3 2002, 2006, 2010
Asian Championships Double 1 1998
Asian Championships Mixed Double 1 1996
Asian Championships Team 3 1998, 2000, 2007

Ma Lin Equipment

  • Blade: Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive
  • Forehand: DHS NEO Skyline TG2
  • Backhand: Butterfly Bryce Speed FX


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