Dmitry Mazunov

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Dmitry Mazunov
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Personal information
Full name Dmitry Vyacheslavovich
Mazunov
Nationality  Russia
Born (1971-05-12) 12 May 1971 (age 46)
Nizhny Novgorod,
Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Playing style Right-handed, attacking[1]
Highest ranking 50 (January 2001)[2]
Current ranking 105 (January 2010)[2]
Club TTF Ochsenhausen
(GER)[1]
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)

Dmitry Vyacheslavovich Mazunov (Russian: Дмитрий Вячеславович Мазунов; born 12 May 1971 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian SFSR) is a Russian table tennis player.[3] He won a bronze medal, along with his brother Andrey Mazunov, in the men's doubles at the 1991 World Table Tennis Championships in Chiba, Japan, representing the Soviet Union.[4] As of January 2010, Mazunov is ranked no. 105 in the world by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).[2] Mazunov is a member of TTF Liebherr Ochenhausen in Ochsenhausen, Germany, and is coached and trained by Mikhail Nosov.[1] He is also right-handed, and uses the attacking grip.[1]

Table tennis career[edit]

Mazunov made his official debut, as a member of the Unified Team, at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he competed in both the singles and doubles tournaments. He placed third in the preliminary pool round of the men's singles, with a total score of 114 points, two defeats from Belgium's Jean-Michel Saive and Brazil's Hugo Hoyama, and a single victory over Iran's Ibrahim Al-Idokht.[5][6] In the men's doubles, Mazunov and his brother Andrey lost the quarterfinal match to South Korea's Kim Taek-Soo and Yoo Nam-Kyu, with a set score of 0–3.[7][8]

Representing Russia at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Mazunov lost the first round match of the men's singles to Belarus' Vladimir Samsonov, with a set score of 0–3.[9][10] In the men's doubles, Mazunov and his partner Andrey placed second in the preliminary pool round, receiving a total score of 120 points, two victories from Belarus and the United States, and a single defeat from the South Korean duo Lee Chul-Seung and Yoo Nam-Kyu.[11][12]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Mazunov teamed up with Alexei Smirnov in the men's doubles tournament. The Russian pair narrowly lost the bronze medal to the Danish duo Michael Maze and Finn Tugwell, receiving a final set score of 2–4.[13][14]

Sixteen years after competing in his first Olympics, Mazunov qualified for his fourth Russian team, as a 37-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by receiving a spot as one of the remaining top 10 teams under ITTF's Computer Team Ranking List.[15] He joined with his fellow players Alexei Smirnov and Fedor Kuzmin for the inaugural men's team event. Mazunov and his team placed fourth in the preliminary pool round against Japan, Hong Kong, and Nigeria, receiving a total score of three points and three straight losses.[16][17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ITTF World Player Profile – Dmitry Mazunov". ITTF. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "ITTF World Ranking – Dmitry Mazunov". ITTF. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dmitry Mazunov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "1991 World Championships (Chiba) – Men's Doubles" (PDF). ITTF. p. 41. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Barcelona 1992 Volume V: Table Tennis – Men's Singles" (PDF). Barcelona 1992. LA84 Foundation. p. 408. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 August 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "1992 Olympic Games (Barcelona): Men's Singles Group Stage". ITTF. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Barcelona 1992 Volume V: Table Tennis – Men's Doubles" (PDF). Barcelona 1992. LA84 Foundation. p. 410. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 August 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "1992 Olympic Games (Barcelona): Men's Doubles Quarterfinal". ITTF. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Atlanta 1996 Volume III: Table Tennis – Men's Singles" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 381. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "1996 Olympic Games (Atlanta): Men's Singles Round of 16". ITTF. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Atlanta 1996 Volume III: Table Tennis – Men's Doubles" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 384. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "1996 Olympic Games (Atlanta): Men's Doubles Group Stage". ITTF. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Table Tennis: Men's Doubles". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "China beat HK for second table tennis gold". ABC News Australia. 21 August 2004. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Teams Qualified for the Olympic Games" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Men's Team Group D (HKG–RUS)". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "Men's Team Group D (JPN–RUS)". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Men's Team Group D (NGR–RUS)". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 

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