Yang Young-ja

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Yang Young-ja
Jung-Hwa and Young-Ja 1989 Paraguay stamp.jpg
Jung-Hwa and Young-Ja (right) at the 1988 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1964-07-06) July 6, 1964 (age 54)
Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Sport Table tennis

Yang Young-Ja (Hangul: 양영자, Hanja: 梁英子; born July 6, 1964) is a retired female table tennis player from South Korea.[1]

Table tennis career

She won gold medals in women's doubles at the 1987 ITTF World Championships[2] [3] and the 1988 Summer Olympics, together with Hyun Jung-Hwa. She is also a two-time women's singles world champion runner-up in 1983 and 1987.[4][5]

She retired right after the 1988 Summer Olympics, and currently resides in Seoul working as a table tennis coach responsible for the junior team of South Korea.

See also


  1. ^ "Profile". Table Tennis Guide.
  2. ^ Montague, Trevor (2004). A-Z of Sport, pages 699-700. The Bath Press. ISBN 0-316-72645-1.
  3. ^ Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian (1987). The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results, pages 309-312. Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 0-85112-492-5.
  4. ^ Yang Yeong-Ja. sports-reference.com
  5. ^ Table Tennis at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's Doubles. sports-reference.com
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