Jörgen Persson

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Jörgen Persson
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Personal information
Full nameLars-Erik Jörgen Persson[1]
Nationality Sweden
Born (1966-04-22) 22 April 1966 (age 52)
Halmstad, Sweden
Playing styleShakehands grip
Highest ranking1 (May 1991 - March 1992)

Jörgen Persson (born 22 April 1966, in Halmstad, Sweden) is a Swedish table tennis player.[2] In two memorable World Table Tennis Championships finals he faced fellow Swede Jan-Ove Waldner in 1989 and 1991, losing the former and winning the latter.[3] He also won four World Championship titles in Team.

Persson represented Sweden in every Olympic Games from when table tennis was introduced into the Olympic program in 1988 until 2012. After the 2012 Olympics he officially retired.[1] Along with Croatian Zoran Primorac and Belgian Jean-Michel Saive, he was the first table tennis player to have competed at seven Olympic Games. His game is based on a powerful backhand stroke and a regular forehand.

His best Olympic result is a fourth place at the 2000 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics.

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  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jörgen Persson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  2. ^ "ITTF biography: Jörgen Persson". International Table Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  3. ^ "ITTF statistics: Jörgen Persson". International Table Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2010.

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