Kou Lei (Ukrainian: Коу Лей; born November 20, 1987 in Beijing) is a Ukrainian table tennis player of Chinese origin.[3]

Kou Lei
Kou Lei 2017.jpg
Kou at the Top 16 Antibes, 2017
Personal information
Nationality Ukraine
ResidenceDonetsk, Ukraine
Born (1987-11-20) 20 November 1987 (age 34)
Beijing, China
Playing styleRight-handed, shakehand[1]
Highest ranking20 (April 2017)[2]
Current ranking54 (December 2020)[2]
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)


As of April 2017, Kou is ranked no. 20 in the world by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).[2] Kou is also right-handed, and uses the offensive, shakehand grip.[1]

Kou represented his adopted nation Ukraine at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed in the men's singles. He lost the preliminary round match to Congo's Suraju Saka, with a set score of 1–4.[4]


  1. ^ a b "ITTF World Player Profile – Kou Lei". ITTF. Archived from the original on 17 December 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "ITTF World Ranking – Kou Lei". ITTF. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Kou Lei". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 23 September 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Men's Singles Preliminary Round". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2013.

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