Yaping DENG

República Popular da China CHN

Tênis de Mesa

  • Medalhas
    4 O
  • Participações
    2
  • Primeira Participação
    Barcelona 1992
  • Ano de Nascimento
    1973
Resultados Olímpicos

Biografia

Yaping DENG

After retiring, she was voted Chinese Athlete of the Century.

Too short

The biggest obstacle in Deng Yaping's table tennis career was not her opponents, but her height. When she was 13 years old she won the national championship but was refused a spot on the national team due to her small size. They finally saw sense and let her in a year later.

Double gold

At the 1992 Barcelona Games, Deng and her partner Qiao Hong won the doubles title. They later faced each other in the singles final. Deng won the first two sets easily but Hong fought back and won the third and led in the fourth. However, Deng regained control and won 23-21 to earn her second gold medal.

Unprecedented success

Deng went on to dominate the sport and successfully defended her Olympic titles in 1996. She also won the singles World Championship title in 1991, 1995 and 1997 and the doubles World Championship title in 1989, 1995 and 1997. Hong Qiao was her partner in all of those finals, except at the 1997 World Championships, when she was partnered by Ying Yang.

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Resultados Evento Esporte

Atlanta 1996

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Singles
Singles Table Tennis
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Doubles
Doubles Table Tennis
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Resultados Evento Esporte

Barcelona 1992

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Singles
Singles Table Tennis
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Doubles
Doubles Table Tennis