Li Ching (table tennis)

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Li Ching
Full name Li Ching
Nationality  Hong Kong
Born (1975-03-07) 7 March 1975 (age 43)
Doumen, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
Playing style Penhold Grip
Highest ranking 10[1]
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)

Li Ching (simplified Chinese: 李静; traditional Chinese: 李靜; Jyutping: lei5 zing6; born 7 March 1975 in Doumen, Guangdong, China) is a table tennis player from Hong Kong, China. He is best known for the joint silver medal he won for Hong Kong at the Athens Olympic in 2004.

Career

Born in Guangdong, Li joined the Chinese national table tennis team in 1990, and won second place at the men's single table tennis competition at the National Cup in China.

Li's performance during his time at the Chinese national team fluctuated wildly, due primarily to switching of tactics. In 1994, Li withdrew from the Chinese national team for health reason, and moved to Hong Kong to join its national table tennis team.

During Li's time on the Hong Kong team, he paired up with Ko Lai Chak as a duo, and achieved legendary status after the duo's silver medal win in Athens. In 2006, the duo won a pair of gold medal in their category at the Asian Games held in Doha. Li himself did not do as well in the solo table tennis discipline, being defeated by fellow Chinese athletes during the semi-final stages.

References

  1. ^ "World ranking Record for LI Ching (HKG)". ITTF World Ranking. ITTF. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012.

External links

  • Hong Kong Sports Star Interviews – Li Ching
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