Cai Zhenhua

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Cai Zhenhua
Full nameCai Zhenhua
Nationality China
Born (1961-09-03) 3 September 1961 (age 58)
Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Cai Zhenhua
Simplified Chinese蔡振华
Traditional Chinese蔡振華

Cai Zhenhua (Chinese: 蔡振华; pinyin: Cài Zhènhuá; Mandarin pronunciation: [tsʰâi ʈʂə̂n xwǎ]; born 3 September 1961 in Wuxi, Jiangsu) is a male former table tennis player from China. He is the vice Chairman and the Secretary of the Secretariat of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, the former deputy Director of State General Administration of Sports and the president of the Chinese Football Association, the Chinese Badminton Association and the Chinese Table Tennis Association.

Career[edit]

From 1980 to 1985 he won several medals in singles, doubles, and team events in the Asian Table Tennis Championships and in the World Table Tennis Championships.[1]

He worked as the lead coach of the Chinese men's team from 1991 to 2004, during which he played an important role in leading the Chinese team to its comeback.

In April 2007, Cai became the deputy Director of State General Administration of Sports. He was elected as the president of the Chinese Badminton Association on 18 February 2009 and the president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association on 27 February 2009.[2][3] On 21 January 2014, he was elected as the president of the Chinese Football Association.[4]

In September 2018, Cai was appointed as the vice Chairman and the Secretary of the Secretariat of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ittf.com/ittf_stats/All_events3.asp?ID=1005&NAMES=CAI+Zhenhua+%28CHN%29&Assoc1=CHN&Assoc=&s_Gender=&s_Names=Cai+Zhenhua&
  2. ^ 中国羽协换届选举 蔡振华当选主席副主席共24人
  3. ^ 蔡振华任中国乒协主席 18副主席辅佐欲续辉煌
  4. ^ 国家体育总局副局长蔡振华当选中国足协主席
  5. ^ "蔡振华当选全国总工会副主席 目前仍是足协主席" (in Chinese). 澎湃新闻. 2018-09-21. Retrieved 2018-09-23.