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 48)
Dieburg, Hessen, Germany

Jörg Roßkopf (born May 25, 1969 in Dieburg, Hesse) is a German international table tennis player.[1][2][3] He won the title in men's doubles at the 1989 World Championships and the silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona together with Steffen Fetzner.[4][5] In singles competition, he won the bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and the title of World Cup 1998.

Jan-Ove Waldner considered him to have the best backhand in the world, particularly against backspin.[6]

He is one of seven table tennis players to have competed at 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.

After his retirement in 2010, Rosskopf is currently the men's national coach for Germany.[7]

Outstanding career stages[edit]

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References[edit]

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