Name: Ma Lin

Nationality: China

Date Of Birth: February 19, 1980


Photo by: Ayoade Ademakinwa

Current World Ranking: 5 (Since June 2012)
June 2012 World Rankings found here

Playing Style: Ma Lin is a right handed penhold player who bought a new style in the game table tennis alongside Wang Hao. It was once thought, penholders had no backhand, but had exceptional forehands. Ryu Seung Min is a clear example of this having won the Olympics in 2004 with only a backhand block.

Ma Lins backhand is by far not his strongest shot. Its his forehand and extreme variations of serves that able him to completely destroy opponents at the other end of the table. Its argued that Ma Lin is the the best table tennis server to have lived!

Ma Lin was the third table tennis player in history to ever win all three titles at the Olmpics. In 2008 he won the singles and team events!

Greatest Results

Click HERE to watch the match of Ma Lin's most recent competition win.

- 2012 World Team Championships - Gold Medallist
- in 2008 Ma Lin became Olympic Singles and Team Champion
- In 2004 Ma become Olympic doubles Champion with Chen QI
- Mens Singles World Cup champion in 2000, 2003, 2006
- Pro Tour Grand Final Winner in 2002, 2007
- World Team Championship Gold 2010

Equipment and sponsor

Ma Lin uses his Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive Penhold blade. His forehand rubber is Skyline 3 from Double Happiness and his backhand rubber is belived to be a tenergy/bryce speed or a yaska rubber.

Club Represents

Ma Lin is currently representing Shenyang, Liaoning. One of China's major Table Tennis Teams

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Oct 2010
the blade is Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive, in the speedglue era - Yasaka Gatien Extra