Geng Lijuan

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Geng.
Geng Lijuan
Nationality  China  Canada
Born January 15th, 1963
Hebei Province, China
Height 5’2’’(157cm)
Weight 123 lbs (56kg)

Geng Lijuan (Chinese: 耿丽娟; born 1963) is a female Chinese-Canadian table tennis player.[1] Geng is 4 times World Champion, former World #1 and member of the Chinese National Team.

Geng retired from the Chinese national team before the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and married her mixed doubles partner in the world championships, a Romanian table tennis player who had emigrated to Canada. She moved to Canada in 1989, but then played professionally in a German club for four years.[2]

She returned to Ottawa in 1994, and bought a pizza shop with her husband, and expanded it to three shops. She played table tennis in her spare time, and represented Canada internationally including the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. Her career includes winning numerous international Open tournaments such as the French Open, US Open, Italian Open, German Open, multi gold medalist at the Pan American Games and many times Canadian and North American Champion.[2]

After she stopped competing, she established the Geng Table Tennis Academy. Jimmy Pintea, Sonia Qin, Andrea Liu, Ly Quan Li, Shannon Zheng have all worked with Geng at the academy. In 2010 Lijuan was the coach of the National Team players at the National Training Center in Ottawa.


  1. ^ "GENG Lijuan (CAN)". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "耿丽娟:22年的加国乒乓梦 不屈不挠". Wuyou Canada (in Chinese). 17 December 2011.