At a glance

5 Oct 1981 Beijing, China, People's Republic of
168 cm / 54 kg 5'6'' / 118 pounds
Female

Zhang Yining was the most dominant female table tennis player of the first decade of the 21st century. Not only did she earn 10 world titles – singles (2005, 2009), doubles (2003, 2005, 2007) and team (2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008) – she also won four Olympic titles, winning the singles and doubles in Athens 2004, and the singles and team competitions in front of a home crowd at Beijing 2008. Underlining her dominance, Zhang is also a four-time winner of the World Cup, and has won the Pro Tour Grand Final on six occasions. She was ranked first on...

Yining in numbers

2
Olympics
Olympics
4
medals
Gold medal:4 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    • 1 Gold medal
      Table Tennis
      Singles
    • 1 Gold medal
      Table Tennis
      Team
  • Athens
    Athens 2004
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Athens
    Athens 2004
    • 1 Gold medal
      Table Tennis
      Singles
    • 1 Gold medal
      Table Tennis
      Doubles