Jian Fang Lay
|Jian Fang Lay|
|Full name||Jian Fang Lay-Hong|
6 March 1973 |
Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||58 kg (128 lb)|
Jian Fang Lay-Hong (Chinese: 洪劍芳; pinyin: Hóng Jiànfāng; born: 6 March 1973), is a right-handed Australian ladies table tennis player. She plays penhold, with a long pimple rubber at one side for use of attacking, blocking as well as chopping. She is currently number 1 female player in Australia, as well as number 141 in the world.
Born in Wenzhou, China, Lay moved to Melbourne in the early 1990s and eventually became a three-time Victorian champion as well as winning several titles in other Victorian tournaments. She was selected in the Australian national team in 1994 and participated in the Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London Olympic Games. Lay also competed at the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games, where she took home a total of three silver and two bronze medals.
In June 2008, she returned to the position of number one female tennis table player in Victoria and Australia after staying at the number 3 spot since 2007. She was first qualified for the Beijing Olympics after beating Stephanie Sang at the Oceania Qualifiers at Nouméa, New Caledonia.
- "LAY-HONG Jian Fang (AUS)". ITTF Database. International Table Tennis Federation.
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