Peter Karlsson (table tennis)

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Peter Karlsson
Full name Karl Peter Karlsson[1]
Nationality  Sweden
Born (1969-05-29) May 29, 1969 (age 48)
Stenstorp, Falköping,
Västra Götaland County, Sweden
Highest ranking 11 (April 2003)[2]
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb; 13.1 st)

Peter Karlsson (born 29 May 1969 in Stenstorp, Sweden), is a table tennis player. He was 1991 World Champion in men's doubles (with Thomas von Scheele), and 2000 European Champion in men's singles.[3]

Commitment[edit]

Peter Karlsson is today a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of 54 famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization.[4]

In October 2010, Peter Karlsson visited Dili in East Timor to launch 'Ping Pong Ba Dame' (Ping Pong for Peace), an initiative from Peace and Sport and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).[5]

Career records[edit]

Singles[3]

Men's Doubles

  • Olympics: round of 16 (2000).
  • World Championships: winner (1991).
  • Pro Tour Grand Finals appearances: 2. Record: QF (2002, 03).
  • European Championships: SF (1990, 92).

Mixed Doubles

  • World Championships: round of 128 (1989).

Team

  • World Championships: 1st (1989, 91, 93, 2000); 2nd (1995); 3rd (2001).
  • World Team Cup: 2nd (1991, 94).
  • European Championships: 1st (1990, 92, 96, 2000, 02); 2nd (1994).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Olympic results". http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-08-25.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "ITTF world ranking". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  3. ^ a b ITTF Database: KARLSSON Peter (SWE), accessed 2010-05-27
  4. ^ Peace and Sport
  5. ^ Once again the visit of Peter Karlsson proves priceless ittf.com, 24 October 2010