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Jörgen Persson

Jörgen Persson
Personal information
Full name Lars-Erik Jörgen Persson[1]
Nationality  Sweden
Born (1966-04-22) 22 April 1966
Halmstad, Sweden
Playing style Shake hands grip
Highest ranking 1 (May 1991 - March 1992)

Jörgen Persson (born 22 April 1966, in Halmstad, Sweden) is a Swedish table tennis player.[2] In two memorable World Table Tennis Championships finals he faced fellow Swede Jan-Ove Waldner in 1989 and 1991, losing the former and winning the latter.[3]

Persson has represented Sweden in every Olympic Games since table tennis was introduced into the Olympic program. The 2012 olympics went to be his last ( 46 yrs old at the time). He has officially retired and will therefore not play at the 2016 Olympics.[1] Along with Croatian Zoran Primorac and Belgian Jean-Michel Saive, he is the first table tennis player to have competed at seven Olympic Games. His game is based on a powerful backhand stroke and a regular forehand.

His best Olympic result is a fourth place at the 2000 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Olympic results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "ITTF biography". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "ITTF statistics". ITTF. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 

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