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 154,199 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Zhang Yining is the 27th most popular table tennis player (down from 22nd in 2019), the 851st most popular biography from China (down from 729th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Chinese Table Tennis Player.

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Among table tennis players, Zhang Yining ranks 27 out of 78Before her are Kong Linghui, Ma Long, Yoo Nam-kyu, Erik Lindh, Zhang Jike, and Ryu Seung-min. After her are Joo Sae-hyuk, Michael Maze, Kalinikos Kreanga, Jörg Roßkopf, Deng Yaping, and Kim Taek-soo.

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Among people born in 1981, Zhang Yining ranks 288Before her are Steve Talley, Søren Larsen, Bakari Koné, Nisio Isin, Allen Leech, and Antonio López. After her are Ryoichi Maeda, Asier del Horno, Nadiya Savchenko, Clemente Rodríguez, Michael Maze, and Gummy.

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In China

Among people born in China, Zhang Yining ranks 851 out of 1,186Before her are Zhang Jingchu (1980), Wang Yifu (1960), Sun Zhengcai (1963), Fei (1987), Gao Yuanyuan (1979), and Xu Yuhua (1976). After her are Li Tie (1977), Yang Xinhai (1968), Li Yundi (1982), Chen Hao (1979), Ogyen Trinley Dorje (1985), and Jayne Meadows (1919).


Among table tennis players born in China, Zhang Yining ranks 8Before her are Wang Liqin (1978), Ma Lin (1980), Wang Hao (1983), Kong Linghui (1975), Ma Long (1988), and Zhang Jike (1988). After her are Deng Yaping (1973), Wang Nan (1978), Jiao Zhimin (1963), Chen Longcan (1965), Ding Ning (1990), and Xu Xin (1990).