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With 107 biographies, Table Tennis Players are the 69th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Artists, Badminton Players, and Dancers.


Pantheon has 107 people classified as table tennis players born between 1891 and 2000. Of these 107, 94 (87.85%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living table tennis players include Jan-Ove Waldner, Timo Boll, and Jörgen Persson. The most famous deceased table tennis players include Angelica Rozeanu, Roland Jacobi, and Mária Mednyánszky. As of April 2024, 23 new table tennis players have been added to Pantheon including Zoltán Mechlovits, Anna Sipos, and Zoltán Berczik.

Living Table Tennis Players

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Deceased Table Tennis Players

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Newly Added Table Tennis Players (2024)

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Most table tennis players were born in China (36), Hungary (11), and South Korea (11). By city, the most common birth places were Budapest (7), Anshan (5), and Beijing (3).The most common death places of table tennis players were Hungary (5), Sweden (2), and Israel (1). By city, these were Budapest (5), Haifa (1), and Beijing (1).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as table tennis players in Pantheon are Mária Mednyánszky, Roland Jacobi, and Zoltán Mechlovits.  The concentration of table tennis players was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier table tennis players are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Table Tennis Players were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 12 most globally memorable Table Tennis Players since 1700.