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 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 607,831 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Ma Long is the 17th most popular table tennis player (up from 22nd in 2019), the 891st most popular biography from China (down from 828th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Table Tennis Player.

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Among table tennis players, Ma Long ranks 17 out of 79Before him are Vladimir Samsonov, Jean-Michel Saive, Mikael Appelgren, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Zoran Primorac, and Stellan Bengtsson. After him are Ma Lin, Wang Liqin, Kjell Johansson, Wang Hao, Hyun Jung-hwa, and Jean-Philippe Gatien.

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Among people born in 1988, Ma Long ranks 110Before him are Anikka Albrite, Little Caprice, Vanessa Hessler, Wilfried Bony, Anna Popplewell, and . After him are Nikki Reed, Jessi, Niklas Landin Jacobsen, Kamil Glik, Claire Holt, and Taison.

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Among people born in China, Ma Long ranks 891 out of 1,392Before him are Wang Dan (1969), Hao Haidong (1970), Ge You (1957), Wu'erkaixi (1968), James Wong Howe (1899), and Wang Junxia (1973). After him are Wang Yibo (1997), Jordan Chan (1967), Simu Liu (1989), Yuja Wang (1987), Zheng Junli (1911), and Yang Mi (1986).


Among table tennis players born in China, Ma Long ranks 2Before him are Zhuang Zedong (1940). After him are Ma Lin (1980), Wang Liqin (1978), Wang Hao (1983), Zhang Jike (1988), Deng Yaping (1973), Kong Linghui (1975), Fan Zhendong (1997), Wang Nan (1978), Zhang Yining (1981), and Xu Xin (1990).