Gao Jun

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Gao Jun
Nationality  United States
Born (1969-01-25) January 25, 1969 (age 48)
Heibei, China
Playing style Penhold
Equipment(s) Butterfly
Highest ranking 7
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 75 kg (11.8 st; 165 lb)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Gao.

Gao Jun (Chinese: 高军; pinyin: Gāo jūn; born January 25, 1969) is a Chinese American table tennis player.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Gao Jun was born in Baoding, Hebei province of China. She now resides in Southern California. She is the owner of California Table Tennis club in Rosemead, CA.

She won a silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in the women's double event, with Chen Zihe for[3] the Chinese National Team. She moved to the U.S. in 1994 and became a U.S. citizen.[4] She competed for the United States in three consecutive Olympic Games from 2000 to 2008. In 2009, Gao was inducted into the USATT Hall of Fame.

Gao is a nine-time U.S. women's champion. She also has won eleven U.S. national titles in women's doubles and eight titles in mixed doubles with various partners. She was ranked number 1 in the U.S. prior to the 2012 London Olympics but pulled out of the North American Olympic trials due to an injury.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITTF biography". ITTF. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "GAO Jun (USA)". ITTF Statistics. ITTF. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Tim Boggan. "Gao Jun". USA Table Tennis. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "U.S., Canadian table tennis players vying for Olympic slots". News & Observer. Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.