Peter Karlsson
Full nameKarl Peter Karlsson[1]
Nationality Sweden
Born (1969-05-29) May 29, 1969 (age 53)
Stenstorp, Falköping,
Västra Götaland County, Sweden
Highest ranking11 (April 2003)[2]
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb; 13.1 st)

Karl Peter Karlsson (born 29 May 1969 in Stenstorp, Sweden) is a table tennis player. He was 1991 World Champion in men's doubles (with Thomas von Scheele), and 2000 European Champion in men's singles.[3]


Peter Karlsson [4].is today a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of 54 famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization.[5]

In October 2010, Peter Karlsson visited Dili in East Timor to launch 'Ping Pong Ba Dame' (Ping Pong for Peace), an initiative from Peace and Sport and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).[6]

Career records


Men's doubles

Mixed doubles



  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Peter Karlsson". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  2. ^ "ITTF world ranking". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  3. ^ a b ITTF Database: KARLSSON Peter (SWE) Archived 2011-06-16 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 2010-05-27
  4. ^ Mohapatra, Bikash (24 May 2013) "This Swede redefines optimism", []. Retrieved on 7 September 2021.
  5. ^ Peace and Sport
  6. ^ Once again the visit of Peter Karlsson proves priceless Archived 2012-10-16 at the Wayback Machine, 24 October 2010