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Jan Ove Waldner

Elite Player Profile

Current rank: N/A
Country: Sweden  Sweden
Date of birth: October 3, 1965
Residence: Stockholm, Sweden
Height: 179 cm   (5' 10 '')
Weight: 76 kg   (167 lbs)
Best rank: 1
Style of play: Allround topspin attacks
Equipment used: Waldner Carbon Senso blade. J.O.Waldner 2.0 rubber (soft).
Top singles titles: 1st in 1992 Olympic Games - Barcelona, Spain.
1st in 1997 World Championships - Manchester England.
1st in 1989 World Championships - Dortmund, Germany.
Active club: Kalmar BTK (SWE)
Interesting:Now has retired. Has attended every Olympic Games since table tennis was introduced in the 1988 Seoul Games.
Perhaps the most recognized player in table tennis, Waldner is believed to be the first table tennis millionaire. He won his first Porsche at a

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