Zhang Li (table tennis)

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Zhang Li (Chang Li)
Nationality China

Zhang Li (Chinese: 张立; pinyin: Zhāng Lì; also known as Chang Li born 1951[1]) is a female former international table tennis player from China.[2]

Table tennis career[edit]

From 1973 to 1979 she won ten medals in the World Table Tennis Championships and several medals in the Asian Table Tennis Championships.[3]

The ten World Championship medals[4] included four gold medals; one in the singles at the 1979 World Table Tennis Championships with Zhang Deying [5] and three more in the Corbillon Cup (team event) for China.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

After retiring from competition, Zhang and her husband Li Zhenshi moved to the USA, where they direct the World Champions Table Tennis Academy in San Jose, California.[8]


  1. ^ "Zhang Li" (in Chinese). Dahe Daily. June 12, 2011. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  2. ^ "Profile". Table Tennis Guide.
  3. ^ http://www.ittf.com/ittf_stats/All_events3.asp?ID=8050
  4. ^ "Table Tennis World Championship medal winners". Sports123.
  5. ^ "Women's singles results" (PDF). International Table Tennis Federation.
  6. ^ Montague, Trevor (2004). A-Z of Sport, pages 699-700. The Bath Press. ISBN 0-316-72645-1.
  7. ^ Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian (1987). The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results, pages 309-312. Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 0-85112-492-5.
  8. ^ http://www.butterflyonline.com/WCTTA/coaches.html