Gao Jun

Gao Jun (Chinese: 高军; pinyin: Gāo jūn; born January 25, 1969) is a Chinese American table tennis player.[1][2]

Gao Jun
NationalityUnited States United States
Born (1969-01-25) January 25, 1969 (age 51)
Heibei, China
Playing stylePenhold
Equipment(s)Butterfly
Highest ranking7
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight75 kg (11.8 st; 165 lb)

BiographyEdit

Gao Jun was born in Baoding, Hebei province of China. She now resides in Southern California. She is the owner of California Table Tennis club in Rosemead, CA.

She won a silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in the women's double event, with Chen Zihe for[3] the Chinese National Team. She moved to the U.S. in 1994 and became a U.S. citizen.[4] She competed for the United States in three consecutive Olympic Games from 2000 to 2008. In 2009, Gao was inducted into the USATT Hall of Fame.

Gao is a nine-time U.S. women's champion. She also has won eleven U.S. national titles in women's doubles and eight titles in mixed doubles with various partners. She was ranked number 1 in the U.S. prior to the 2012 London Olympics but pulled out of the North American Olympic trials due to an injury.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ITTF biography". ITTF. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  2. ^ "GAO Jun (USA)". ITTF Statistics. ITTF. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 24 June 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  4. ^ Tim Boggan. "Gao Jun". USA Table Tennis. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  5. ^ "U.S., Canadian table tennis players vying for Olympic slots". News & Observer. Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.