The Greatest Table Tennis Player at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest Table Tennis Player of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each male and female Table Tennis Player from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance.olympic poster

The best all-time performing Table Tennis Player at the Olympic Games is Wang Nan from China with 4 gold and one silver medal from 2000 to 2008. The best performing male player is Lin Ma also from China with 3 golds. See the table below to see how other athletes ranked.

See also the best athlete from each sport, and the best overall.

Top Olympic Athletes From Table Tennis

Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of Table Tennis for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt).

Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Table Tennis at the Olympic Games

rank name country gender Gold Silver Bronze total
medals
rating
1 Wang Nan China F 4 1 0 5 26
=2 Deng Yaping China F 4 0 0 4 24
=2 Zhang Yining China F 4 0 0 4 24
4 Lin Ma China M 3 0 0 3 18

notes: initial data from wikipedia of multiple Olympic gold medalists (with at least 3 gold medals, including results from 2016). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.

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