2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

men's singles, men's doubles, team competition

Ma Long

Date of birth

1988-10-20

Birthplace

Liaoning

Height

175 cm

Weight

72.0 kg

Olympic Games (1 medal: 1 gold)

  • Team: 1st (2012)

World Championships (12 medals: 8 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze)

  • Singles: 1st (2015), 3rd (2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Doubles: 1st (2011), 2nd (2009)
  • Team: 1st (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)

Asian Games (6 medals: 5 gold, 1 bronze)

  • Singles: 1st (2010)
  • Doubles: 1st (2014), 3rd (2006)
  • Team: 1st (2006, 2010, 2014)

World Cup (10 medals: 7 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)

  • Singles: 1st (2012, 2015), 2nd (2014), 3rd (2008, 2009)
  • Team: 1st (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015)

Longing for singles success in Rio

At 27, China's Ma Long is dreaming of adding the Olympic men's singles title to his already phenomenal haul. The table tennis star has a chance to become just the 5th male player to complete a Grand Slam (holding the Olympic, world championship and World Cup singles crowns).

Long has dominated the sport in recent years, and no more so than in 2015. He became singles world champion, won the World Cup (singles and team) and the World Tour Grand Finals (singles), losing just 1 game in international competition and 5 overall.

An 8-time world champion, who won team gold with China at London 2012, Long has been world number 1 since March 2015. Singles gold in Rio will guarantee his status as one of the all-time greats.

Results

Men's Singles, 3rd Round, Ma Long v Groth

1Men's Singles, 3rd Round, Ma Long v Groth4 (11-3 11-2 11-3 11-9)
1Men's Singles, 4th Round, Ma Long v Jeoung Y S4 (6-11 10-12 11-5 11-1 13-11 13-11)
1Men's Singles, Quarterfinal, Ma Long v Aruna4 (11-4 11-2 11-6 11-7)
1Men's Singles, Semifinal, Ma Long v Mizutani4 (11-5 11-5 11-5 7-11 10-12 11-5)
Men's Singles, Final, Ma Long v Zhang J4 (14-12 11-5 11-4 11-4)

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2