Ma Long

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Ma Long (Chinese: 马龙; pinyin: Mǎ Lóng; born 20 October 1988) is a Chinese professional table tennis player who is currently ranked number 4 in Men’s Singles by the ITTF and the reigning Olympic singles champion. Widely regarded as the greatest table tennis player of all time, he is the first and only male player to complete a career Double Grand Slam as the Olympic gold medalist in men's singles in 2016 and 2020. He held the ranking of number 1 for a total of 64 months (and 34 consecutive months from March 2015), the most by any male in the history of table tennis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ma Long has received more than 891,953 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Ma Long is the 17th most popular table tennis player, the 952nd most popular biography from China (down from 888th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Table Tennis Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 890k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 45.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.01

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ma Longs by language

Over the past year Ma Long has had the most page views in the with 190,498 views, followed by Chinese (120,426), and Japanese (63,922). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (341.84%), Uzbek (193.55%), and French (132.46%)


Among table tennis players, Ma Long ranks 17 out of 107Before him are Anna Sipos, Zoltán Berczik, Stellan Bengtsson, Gizella Farkas, Ma Lin, and Tibor Klampár. After him are Vladimir Samsonov, Kjell Johansson, Zoran Primorac, Agnes Simon, Wang Liqin, and Mikael Appelgren.

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Among people born in 1988, Ma Long ranks 88Before him are Princess Beatrice of York, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kim Soo-hyun, ASAP Rocky, Martin Fourcade, and Emily Browning. After him are Tarjei Bø, Ok Taec-yeon, Marcel Schmelzer, Marin Čilić, Anna Popplewell, and Felipe Caicedo.

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In China

Among people born in China, Ma Long ranks 952 out of 1,610Before him are Hu Chunhua (1963), Frank Shu (1943), Liu Chao-shiuan (1943), Fang Fang (1955), Ma Lin (1980), and Ha Jin (1956). After him are Li Shufu (1963), Huang Xiaoming (1977), Guo Jinlong (1947), Paul Shan Kuo-hsi (1924), Xu Qiliang (1950), and Ling Jihua (1956).


Among table tennis players born in China, Ma Long ranks 3Before him are Zhuang Zedong (1940), and Ma Lin (1980). After him are Wang Liqin (1978), Wang Hao (1983), Kong Linghui (1975), Deng Yaping (1973), Zhang Jike (1988), Jiang Jialiang (1964), Xu Xin (1990), Zhang Yining (1981), and Fan Zhendong (1997).