Mikael Appelgren
Mikael-Appelgren-2009.jpg
Mikael Appelgren in 2009
Personal information
Full nameKent Mikael Appelgren
Nationality Sweden
Born (1961-10-15) October 15, 1961 (age 60)
Stockholm, Sweden
Medal record
Men's table tennis
Representing  Sweden
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Gothenburg Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1989 Dortmund Men's Team
Gold medal – first place 1991 Chiba City Men's Team
Gold medal – first place 1993 Gothenburg Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 1983 Tokyo Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 1985 Gothenburg Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 1987 New Delhi Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 1995 Tianjin Men's Team
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1983 Barbados Singles
Gold medal – first place 1990 Ciba city Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 1982 Hong Kong Singles
Silver medal – second place 1994 Nimes Men's Team
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Nairobi Singles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1980 Berne Men's Team
Gold medal – first place 1982 Budapest Singles
Gold medal – first place 1986 Prague Men's Team
Gold medal – first place 1988 Paris Singles
Gold medal – first place 1988 Paris Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1988 Paris Men's Team
Gold medal – first place 1990 Gothenburg Singles
Gold medal – first place 1990 Gothenburg Men's Team
Gold medal – first place 1992 Stuttgart Men's Team
Silver medal – second place 1986 Prague Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1992 Stuttgart Doubles

Kent Mikael Appelgren (born October 15, 1961 in Stockholm) is a Swedish former table tennis player.[1]

Table tennis career

He was 4-times World Champion, 9-times European Champion, 2-times Europe Top-12 winner, and World Cup winner.[2] He also won an English Open title.

He is left-handed and is known for his ability to play well far away from the table. This particular style became known over the years as 'appleing'.[citation needed]

Applegren coaches Swedish first league team Ängby/Spårvägen and was present when Jan-Ove Waldner ended his career on February 11, 2016.

Career

See also

References

  1. ^ "Mikael Appelgren". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2008.
  2. ^ "APPELGREN Mikael (SWE)". ITTF statistics. ITTF. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2010.