Zhang Xielin

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Zhang Xielin (Chang Shih-Lin)
Personal information
Nationality  China
Born 1940

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

Table tennis career[edit]

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).

His eight World Championship medals[2][3] included four gold medals; in addition to the men's doubles he won a mixed doubles with Lin Huiqing and two in the team event.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Zhang, Xielin. "Olympics - Opening Ceremony". Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Table Tennis World Championship medal winners". Sports123. 
  3. ^ "Profile". Table Tennis Guide. 
  4. ^ Montague, Trevor (2004). A-Z of Sport, pages 699-700. The Bath Press. ISBN 0-316-72645-1. 
  5. ^ Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian (1987). The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results, pages 309-312. Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 0-85112-492-5.