Wang Nan

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Wang Nan (Chinese: 王楠; pinyin: Wáng Nán; born October 23, 1978 in Fushun, Liaoning) is a female Chinese table tennis player from Liaoning. Wang remained as world #1 on the ITTF ranking system from January, 1999 to November, 2002. She is left-handed, and began playing table tennis when she was seven years old. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wang Nan has received more than 5,933 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Wang Nan is the 36th most popular table tennis player (down from 28th in 2019), the 877th most popular biography from China (down from 747th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Chinese Table Tennis Player.

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Among table tennis players, Wang Nan ranks 36 out of 78Before her are Kalinikos Kreanga, Jörg Roßkopf, Deng Yaping, Kim Taek-soo, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, and Peter Karlsson. After her are Hyun Jung-hwa, Ahn Jae-hyung, Jiao Zhimin, Chen Longcan, Ding Ning, and Ai Fukuhara.

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Among people born in 1978, Wang Nan ranks 385Before her are Massamasso Tchangai, Pastora Soler, Anamaria Marinca, Deniz Aytekin, Jeremy Strong, and Giorgio A. Tsoukalos. After her are Faudel, Javier Calleja, Mehdi Nafti, Richard Kingson, Mini Andén, and Kossi Agassa.

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In China

Among people born in China, Wang Nan ranks 877 out of 1,186Before her are Gao Hongbo (1966), Sun Wen (1973), Wu Lei (1991), Gedhun Choekyi Nyima (1989), Woeser (1966), and Ken Liu (1976). After her are Xu Haifeng (1957), Jiang Jin (1968), Ding Junhui (1987), Yu Wenxia (1989), Jiao Zhimin (1963), and G.E.M. (1991).


Among table tennis players born in China, Wang Nan ranks 10Before her are Wang Hao (1983), Kong Linghui (1975), Ma Long (1988), Zhang Jike (1988), Zhang Yining (1981), and Deng Yaping (1973). After her are Jiao Zhimin (1963), Chen Longcan (1965), Ding Ning (1990), Xu Xin (1990), Li Xiaoxia (1988), and Yan Sen (1975).