Zhang Xielin

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.

Zhang Xielin (born 1940) is a Chinese table-tennis player who carried the Olympic flag in 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony.[1]

He was active in the 1960s and uses a rare pen-grip chopping style. Utilizing steady chops and unpredictable spins, He is one of the earliest successful long-pimple rubber players, and the first Chinese player to win a men's doubles champion (with Wang Zhiliang, at the 1963 World Table Tennis Championships).


  1. ^ Zhang, Xielin. "Olympics - Opening Ceremony". Retrieved 2009-06-26.