Ding Ning

Ding Ning - photo by the ITTFDing Ning

 

Age: 27  

Height: 1.71m    

Country: China    

Left-handed: (Shakehand grip)    

World Ranking: 1st

 

 

 

– photo provided courtesy of the ITTF

Ding Ning was born in 1990 and started playing table tennis at the age of 6, showing great potential. In 2003 Ding entered into the youth national team and after two years playing at youth level she was selected to represent her country at senior level.

Ding claimed both gold and silver medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Women’s Team and Women’s Singles events respectively, and won gold medals in both categories at the 2016 Olympic Games. She has also won two World Championship Women’s Singles golds.