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Zhang Yining

1981 - Today

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Zhang Yining (simplified Chinese: 张怡宁; traditional Chinese: 張怡寧; pinyin: Zhāng Yíníng; born 5 October 1981) is a Chinese table tennis player who retired in 2009. She is considered one of the greatest female players in the sport's history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhang Yining has received more than 162,709 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Zhang Yining is the 39th most popular table tennis player (down from 27th in 2019), the 995th most popular biography from China (down from 850th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Chinese Table Tennis Player.

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  • 36.50

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among table tennis players, Zhang Yining ranks 39 out of 79Before her are Erik Lindh, Ryu Seung-min, Fan Zhendong, Wang Nan, Jun Mizutani, and Joo Sae-hyuk. After her are Xu Xin, Ahn Jae-hyung, Jiao Zhimin, Peter Karlsson, Chen Longcan, and Chen Meng.

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Among people born in 1981, Zhang Yining ranks 371Before her are Vasil Kiryienka, Gorka Iraizoz, Raúl Entrerríos, Inés Arrimadas, Ilary Blasi, and Hiroshi Aoyama. After her are Shinjirō Koizumi, Rebecka Liljeberg, Holly Holm, Marko Babić, Eric Djemba-Djemba, and Ray J.

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In China

Among people born in China, Zhang Yining ranks 995 out of 1,392Before her are Sa Dingding (1979), Zhang Ning (1975), Trinley Thaye Dorje (1983), Zhang Yiming (1983), Chen Hao (1979), and Ken Liu (1976). After her are Xu Haifeng (1957), Xu Xin (1990), Cheng Xiao (1998), Jane Zhang (1984), Liu Wang (1969), and Jiao Zhimin (1963).


Among table tennis players born in China, Zhang Yining ranks 11Before her are Wang Hao (1983), Zhang Jike (1988), Deng Yaping (1973), Kong Linghui (1975), Fan Zhendong (1997), and Wang Nan (1978). After her are Xu Xin (1990), Jiao Zhimin (1963), Chen Longcan (1965), Chen Meng (1994), Ding Ning (1990), and Li Xiaoxia (1988).