Wang Nan & Her Equipment

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Wang Nan remained as world #1 on the ITTF ranking system from January 1999 to November 2002. She is left-handed and began playing table tennis when she was seven years old. Her particular skills are changing the placement of the ball during rallies and her loop drive, as well as her notable speed. Wang has been the leader of the women’s table-tennis team of China after Deng Yaping’s retirement.

Wang Nan along with Ding Ning, Deng Yaping, Li Xiaoxia, Zhang Yining is the most successful female table tennis player of all time, winning gold medals in each of the Table Tennis World Cup, the Table Tennis World Championships, and the Olympic Games

Wang Nan Information:

  • Native name: 王楠
  • Nickname: Nan Nan (楠楠), Nan Jie (楠姐)
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Born: October 23, 1978, Fushun, Liaoning, China
  • Playing-style: Shakehand grip
  • Highest Ranking: #1
  • Height: 5 ft 4 in

Wang Nan Highlights

GamesTypeGold MedalYear
Olympic GamesSingle12000
Olympic GamesDouble22000, 2004
Olympic GamesTeam1Team
World ChampionshipsSingle31999, 2001, 2003
World ChampionshipsDouble41999, 2001, 2003, 2005
World ChampionshipsMixed Double12003
World ChampionshipsTeam61997, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008
World CupSingle41997, 1998, 2003, 2007
World CupTeam12007

Wang Nan Equipment

Blade: DHS Hurricane H-WN

Forehand: DHS Hurricane 2

Backhand: DHS Hurricane 3

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