Gao Ning

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Gao Ning
Nationality Singapore
Born (1982-10-11) 11 October 1982 (age 37)[1]
Xinji, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
Playing styleRight-handed, shakehand grip
Highest ranking9 (April 2008)[2]
Current ranking34 (August 2016)
ClubChartres ASTT
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[3]
Weight80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)[3]

Gao Ning (simplified Chinese: 高宁; traditional Chinese: 高寧; pinyin: Gāo Níng; born 11 October 1982) is a Chinese-born Singaporean table tennis player.[1] He is considered Singapore's best male player with a world ranking of 34 as of August, 2016.[2] He was first in men's singles at the 2007 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships.[4] In 2018, Gao won the mens singles as well as the mixed doubles at the Commonwealth Games along with Yu Mengyu.[5][6]

He won a gold medal as a team member plus silver medals in the men's singles and men's doubles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Gao Ning cried after his singles match defeat to an opponent in the Beijing 2008 Olympics as no coach was available to guide him during the match. His coach was sick before the match. The scene of him in tears was telecast on local TV, causing the head coach of the Singapore table tennis team to lose his job.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he won another two gold medals and a silver.[7] The gold medals came in the men's doubles, with Li Hu, and the men's team, again with Li, and Zhan Jian.[7] The silver came in the men's individual, where he lost the final to his teammate Zhan.[7]

Career records[edit]

Singles (as of April 22, 2015)[8]

Men's Doubles

  • World Championships: QF (2009).
  • Pro Tour winner (6): India, Austrian Open 2007; Chile Open 2008; India Open 2009; Kuwait Open 2012; UAE 2013.
    Runner-up (10): Russian, German Open 2006; Brazil, Chile, Korea, Chinese Taipei, German, Swedish Open 2007; Polish Open 2008; India Open 2010.
  • Pro Tour Grand Finals appearances: 6. Record: winner (2008, 2012); runner-up (2009, 2010).
  • Asian Championships: winner (2012); SF (2013).

Mixed Doubles

  • World Championships: round of 16 (2009, 2011).



  1. ^ a b "ITTF player's profile". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b "ITTF world ranking". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Athlete's Profile". 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  4. ^ Acharya, Mahesh. "Gold for Gao Ning but Nigerians Prevent Singaporean Clean Sweep in Jaipur". Accessed 5 September 2008.
  5. ^ Retrieved on the 16 of April 2018. The Strait Times
  6. ^ Retrieved on the 16 of April 2018. Channel News Asia
  7. ^ a b c "Glasgow 2014 – Ning Gao Profile". Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  8. ^ "ITTF Statistics". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  9. ^ "Olympic results". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 6 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-20.