Zheng Minzhi

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Zheng Minzhi
Full name Zheng Minzhi
Nationality  China

Zheng Minzhi is a former female table tennis player from China. In 1965 and 1971 she won several medals in singles, doubles, and team events in the World Table Tennis Championships.[1] She later became a table tennis referee and coach.

Zheng Minzhi started playing table tennis when she was 12. After being selected for a sports school at 14, she later attended a national sports institute. In 1965, she and her partner Lin Huiqing won the World Table Tennis Championships in Women's Doubles in Yugoslavia. Competition was banned for four years during the Cultural Revolution, and while training was banned, Zheng practised on her own in secret.[2] She and Lin returned to the 1971 World Table Tennis Championships in Japan, again winning the Women's Doubles. Following her successes at the World Table Tennis Championships, Zheng participated in ping-pong diplomacy, visiting the United States in 1972. She met her husband, a specialist in shogi, at a Shanghai sports school. They have a son.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ZHENG Minzhi/CHENG Min-Chih (CHN)
  2. ^ a b Peck, Stacey (1985). Halls of Jade, Walls of Stone: Women in China Today. New York: F. Watts. pp. 41–45. ISBN 0-531-09790-0.