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Wang Nan

Full name: Wang Nan
Original name: 王 楠
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (166 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: October 23, 1978 in Fushun, Liaoning, China
Affiliations: Ben Gang Recreation Club, Liaoning
Country: CHN China
Sport: Table Tennis

Medals: 4 Gold, 1 Silver (5 Total)

Biography

Just three table tennis players have managed to win four Olympic gold medals, Deng Yaping, Zhang Yining and Wang Nan. These three have dominated women’s table tennis for successive periods, with Wang succeeding Deng, and Zhang replacing Wang at the top of the pantheon. Wang Nan was ranked number one in the world for almost four years between 1999 and 2002, and she won all the major titles in that period, including the singles and doubles title at the 2000 Olympics. At the next two Olympics, she won two more golds, in the doubles event (with Zhang) and the 2008 team event. In singles, she was defeated in the 2004 quarter-finals, and in the 2008 final, losing out to Zhang. At the World Championships Wang has won no less than 15 titles, three in singles, five in doubles, six in the team event, and one in mixed doubles. Wang ended her career after the Beijing Olympics, at which point she had already been enshrined in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Hall of Fame for several years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Table Tennis Women's Singles China CHN 1 Gold
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Table Tennis Women's Doubles China-1 CHN 1 Gold
2004 Summer 25 Athina Table Tennis Women's Singles China CHN 5T
2004 Summer 25 Athina Table Tennis Women's Doubles China-1 CHN 1 Gold
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis Women's Singles China CHN 2 Silver
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis Women's Team China CHN 1 Gold

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GW S
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Table Tennis China CHN Final Round Match 1/2 1 2000-09-24 Wang (CHN) 3, Li (CHN) 2 3
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Table Tennis China CHN Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2000-09-23 Wang (CHN) 3, Chen (TPE) 1 3
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Table Tennis China CHN Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2000-09-22 Wang (CHN) 3, Koyama (JPN) 0 3
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Table Tennis China CHN Round Two Match #1 1 2000-09-21 Wang (CHN) 3, Li (SIN) 2 3
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Table Tennis China CHN Round One Match #1 1 2000-09-20 Wang (CHN) 3, Li (NZL) 0 3
2004 Summer 25 Athina Table Tennis China CHN Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 2004-08-19 Li (SIN) 4, Wang (CHN) 1 1
2004 Summer 25 Athina Table Tennis China CHN Round Four Match #8 1 2004-08-18 Wang (CHN) 4, Năstase-Simion-Zamfir (ROU) 1 4
2004 Summer 25 Athina Table Tennis China CHN Round Three Match #16 1 2004-08-17 Wang (CHN) 4, Kim (PRK) 2 4
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Final Round Match #1 2 2008-08-22 Zhang (CHN) 4, Wang (CHN) 1 1 3
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Semi-finals Match #2 1 2008-08-22 Wang (CHN) 4, Guo (CHN) 2 4 3
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Quarter-finals Match #3 1 2008-08-21 Wang (CHN) 4, Tie (HKG) 1 4 3
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Round Four Match #5 1 2008-08-21 Wang (CHN) 4, Park (KOR) 2 4 3
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Round Three Match #9 1 2008-08-20 Wang (CHN) 4, Póta (HUN) 0 4 3

Women's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result GW
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Table Tennis China-1 CHN Li Ju Final Round Match 1/2 1 2000-09-22 CHN-1 3, CHN-2 0 3
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Table Tennis China-1 CHN Li Ju Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2000-09-21 CHN-1 3, KOR-1 2 3
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Table Tennis China-1 CHN Li Ju Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2000-09-20 CHN-1 3, CRO 1 3
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Table Tennis China-1 CHN Li Ju Round One Match #1 1 2000-09-19 CHN-1 3, GER-2 0 3
2004 Summer 25 Athina Table Tennis China-1 CHN Zhang Yining Final Round Match 1/2 1 2004-08-20 CHN-1 4, KOR-1 0 4
2004 Summer 25 Athina Table Tennis China-1 CHN Zhang Yining Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2004-08-19 CHN-1 4, CHN-2 2 4
2004 Summer 25 Athina Table Tennis China-1 CHN Zhang Yining Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 2004-08-18 CHN-1 4, HKG-2 2 4
2004 Summer 25 Athina Table Tennis China-1 CHN Zhang Yining Round Four Match #4 1 2004-08-16 CHN-1 4, ITA 0 4

Women's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GW
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Final Round Match 1-2 1 2008-08-17 CHN 3, SIN 0
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Final Round Match 1-2 1 2008-08-17 Wang (CHN) 3, Feng (SIN) 1 3
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Semi-finals Match #1 1 2008-08-15 CHN 3, HKG 0
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Semi-finals Match #1 1 2008-08-15 Zhang (CHN) , Wang (CHN) , Lin (HKG) , Lau (HKG)
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Group A Match #1 1 2008-08-13 Wang (CHN) 3, Bakula (CRO) 1 3
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Group A Match #3 1 2008-08-13 Zhang (CHN) , Wang (CHN) , Qian (DOM) , Valdez (DOM)
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Group A Match #5 1 2008-08-14 Wang (CHN) 3, Heine (AUT) 0 3