Ma Long

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Ma Long (Chinese: 马龙; pinyin: Mǎ Lóng; born 20 October 1988) is a Chinese table tennis player and the reigning Olympic singles champion. Widely regarded as the greatest table tennis player of all time, he is the first 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 571,770 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Ma Long is the 22nd most popular table tennis player (down from 6th in 2019), the 829th most popular biography from China (down from 671st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Chinese Table Tennis Player.

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Among table tennis players, Ma Long ranks 22 out of 78Before him are Wang Liqin, Zoran Primorac, Ma Lin, Wang Hao, Jean-Philippe Gatien, and Kong Linghui. After him are Yoo Nam-kyu, Erik Lindh, Zhang Jike, Ryu Seung-min, Zhang Yining, and Joo Sae-hyuk.

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Among people born in 1988, Ma Long ranks 138Before him are Michael Cera, Takashi Inui, Eren Derdiyok, Marlos, Yui Aragaki, and Cody Fern. After him are Jonathan Biabiany, Tim Krul, Nicolás Gaitán, Chris Wood, Ivan Zaytsev, and Jung Hae-in.

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Among people born in China, Ma Long ranks 829 out of 1,186Before him are Jin Xing (1967), Xu Jinglei (1974), Liu Guoliang (1976), Fan Zhiyi (1969), Ruth Graham (1920), and Zhai Zhigang (1966). After him are Fei Junlong (1965), Chen Kun (1976), Hu Jia (1973), Sun Yang (1991), Nie Haisheng (1964), and Jing Haipeng (1966).


Among table tennis players born in China, Ma Long ranks 6Before him are Zhuang Zedong (1940), Wang Liqin (1978), Ma Lin (1980), Wang Hao (1983), and Kong Linghui (1975). After him are Zhang Jike (1988), Zhang Yining (1981), Deng Yaping (1973), Wang Nan (1978), Jiao Zhimin (1963), and Chen Longcan (1965).