Lü Lin (table tennis)

Lü Lin
Medal record
Representing  China
Men's Table tennis
Olympic Games
Barcelona 1992 Double
Atlanta 1996 Double
This is a Chinese name; the family name is .

Lü Lin[1] (Chinese: 吕林; born April 6, 1969 in Wenling)[2] is a Chinese table tennis player and Olympic champion. He uses a pen-grip topspin style, and is best known for the combination of him and Wang Tao in men's double championships.

He won a gold medal in double at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona with Wang Tao.[3]

They took part in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta again, where they won a silver medal.[4]

The combo also won the men's doubles title at 1993 and 1995 World Table Tennis Championships.

Lü Lin's son, Lü Xiang (born 1996), is also a table tennis player. He won the Men's Doubles title at the 2014 German Open.[5]


  1. "Kong Linghui table tennis champion at both the Atlanta Olympic Games and Sydney Olympic Games". China Central Television. 11 May 2004. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  2. Lu Lin sports-reference.com
  3. "1992 Summer Olympics Barcelona, Spain Table Tennis" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on June 7, 2008)
  4. "1996 Summer Olympics Atlanta, United States Table Tennis" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on June 7, 2008)
  5. Tan, Patrick (1 August 2014). "Lü Xiang: The Son Of An Olympic Champion". Tabletennista.com.

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