Lü Lin (table tennis)

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Lü Lin
Medal record
Representing  China
Men's Table tennis
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place Barcelona 1992 Double
Silver medal – second place Atlanta 1996 Double
This is a Chinese name; the family name is .

Lü Lin[1] (Chinese: 吕林; born April 6, 1969 in Wenling)[2] is a Chinese table tennis player and Olympic champion. He uses a pen-grip topspin style, and is best known for the combination of him and Wang Tao in men's double championships.

He won a gold medal in double at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona with Wang Tao.[3]

They took part in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta again, where they won a silver medal.[4]

The combo also won the men's doubles title at 1993 and 1995 World Table Tennis Championships.[citation needed]

Lü Lin's son, Lü Xiang (born 1996), is also a table tennis player. He won the Men's Doubles title at the 2014 German Open.[5]


  1. ^ "Kong Linghui table tennis champion at both the Atlanta Olympic Games and Sydney Olympic Games". China Central Television. 11 May 2004. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Lu Lin sports-reference.com
  3. ^ "1992 Summer Olympics – Barcelona, Spain – Table Tennis" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on June 7, 2008)
  4. ^ "1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta, United States – Table Tennis" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on June 7, 2008)
  5. ^ Tan, Patrick (1 August 2014). "Lü Xiang: The Son Of An Olympic Champion". Tabletennista.com.