Chen Jing
Personal information
NationalityChina
Republic of China
Born (1968-09-20) 20 September 1968 (age 53)
Wuhan, China
EducationSouth China Normal University
Height5' 7"
Sport
SportTable tennis
Medal record
Women's table tennis
Representing  Chinese Taipei
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Singles
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Gothenburg Singles
Silver medal – second place 2000 Kuala Lumpur Team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Manchester Mixed Doubles
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Osaka Singles
Representing  China
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Singles
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul Doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 New Delhi Team
Gold medal – first place 1989 Dortmund Team
Silver medal – second place 1989 Dortmund Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Dortmund Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Dortmund Mixed Doubles
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Shenzhen Doubles

Chen Jing (simplified Chinese: 陈静; traditional Chinese: 陳靜; pinyin: Chén Jìng; born 20 September 1968 in Wuhan, Hubei) is a retired table tennis player and Olympic champion for China, and later Olympic medalist for Chinese Taipei.

Early life

Chen Jing was born on September 20, 1968 in Wuhan, Hubei Province. At the age of 11, she was the champion of the youth bracket in a table tennis tournament hosted by the Children's Palace in Wuhan, and was selected for the Hubei Province team. At the age of 18, she was selected for the Chinese national team.

Professional career

She received a golden medal in singles and a silver medal in doubles at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[1][2]

In 1991, she defected to Taiwan after failing to make the national team in 1990, where she won the Taiwanese national table tennis competition and joined the Taiwanese national team. Competing for Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), she received a silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta,[3] the first medal for Taiwan in the table tennis category. She received a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Personal life

In 1992, she started studying at Princeton University, where she assumed a position as the coach of the Princeton table tennis team and studied English. After the 1996 Olympics, she returned to Taipei Physical Education College to obtain her Masters' Degree. In 2003, she started studying at South China Normal University to obtain her Doctorate in Sports Psychology.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-25. Retrieved 2011-11-11.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "1988 Summer Olympics – Seoul, South Korea – Tabletennis" Archived 2011-05-17 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on June 7, 2008)
  3. ^ "1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta, United States – Table Tennis" Archived 2008-08-22 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on June 7, 2008)
  4. ^ "陈静 - 运动与休闲学系" (in Chinese (China)). 华南师范大学体育科学学院. Retrieved 2022-03-15.