Jörgen Persson

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Jörgen Persson
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Personal information
Full name Lars-Erik Jörgen Persson[1]
Nationality  Sweden
Born (1966-04-22) 22 April 1966 (age 49)
Halmstad, Sweden
Playing style Shake hands grip
Highest ranking 1 (May 1991 - March 1992)

Jörgen Persson (born 22 April 1966, in Halmstad, Sweden) is a Swedish table tennis player.[2] In two memorable World Table Tennis Championships finals he faced fellow Swede Jan-Ove Waldner in 1989 and 1991, losing the former and winning the latter.[3]

Persson has represented Sweden in every Olympic Games since table tennis was introduced into the Olympic program.he played at the 2015 worlds at 49 yrs old and could play at the rio Olympics[1] Along with Croatian Zoran Primorac and Belgian Jean-Michel Saive, he is the first table tennis player to have competed at seven Olympic Games. His game is based on a powerful backhand stroke and a regular forehand.

His best Olympic result is a fourth place at the 2000 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics.

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  1. ^ a b "Olympic results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "ITTF biography". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "ITTF statistics". ITTF. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 

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