Svetlana Ganina

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Svetlana Ganina
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Personal information
Full name GANINA Svetlana
Nationality  Soviet Union  Russia
Born 11.07.1978
Nizhny Novgorod
Playing style defensive
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)

Svetlana Ganina (born 11 July 1978) is a Russian table tennis player. Since 2002 she won several medals in double and team events in the Table Tennis European Championships.[1]

She was qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics, scheduled to play in the first round of the singles competition, but she did not actually play. She competed in both singles and doubles in 2004.

She plays in a defensive style, with occasional attacking causing much trouble for her opponents. She uses long pimples on the backhand, though she frequently anticipates the placement of her opponent and flips her racket accordingly. She has won against many top players in the world, including Fukuhara Ai and Tamara Boros in the 2006 World Team Championships, and Tie Yana in a 2007 Pro Tour event.[2]

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