Jörg Roßkopf

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Jörg Roßkopf
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Jörg Roßkopf 2012
Personal information
Full name Jorg Rosskopf
Nationality  Germany
Born (1969-05-22) May 22, 1969 (age 49)
Dieburg, Hessen, Germany

Jörg Roßkopf (born May 25, 1969 in Dieburg, Hesse) is a former professional German table tennis player who is currently the head coach of the German Men's National Table Tennis Team.[1][2][3][4] As a player, he won the title in Men's Doubles at the 1989 World Table Tennis Championships and the silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, with Steffen Fetzner as his partner.[5][6] In Men's Singles, he won the bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and the gold medal at the Table Tennis World Cup in 1998.

Jan-Ove Waldner considered him to have the best backhand in the world, particularly against backspin.[7]

He is one of seven table tennis players to have competed in the first five Olympics since the sport was introduced to the Games in 1988. The others are Swede Jörgen Persson, Croatian Zoran Primorac, Belgian Jean-Michel Saive, Hungarian Csilla Bátorfi, Serbian-American Ilija Lupulesku, and Swede Jan-Ove Waldner.

ITTF World Tour 2017 German Open, Jorg Rosskopf as a coach of Filus Ruwen

Outstanding career stages[edit]

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  1. ^ "ITTF biography". International Table Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Homepage of Jörg Rosskopf" (in German). Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Jörg Rosskopf". JOOLA. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  4. ^ Ian Marshall (10 April 2010). "Magic Moments for German Legend as Special Guests Honour Achievements". ITTF. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  5. ^ "ITTF statistics". ITTF. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Olympic results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  7. ^ Interview with Waldner