Jan-Ove Waldner

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Jan-Ove Waldner

WALDNER, Jan-Ove (SWE)

Born: 03/10/1965 in Stockholm/SWE
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ITTF Hall of Fame: Induction in 2003
Olympic Games: Participation in 1988 – 2004.

Jan-Ove Waldner – the supreme artist, the player who thought differently and found an innumerable number of ways to win a point. He was the player who rose to the challenge of the big occasion; the master of the service and control over the table tennis ball. Known as “the King” who was always able to beat any Asian player.

Achievements / Olympic Games:
1992 Gold medal in Men’s Singles
2000 Silver medal in Men‘ Singles

Achievements / World Championships:
1989 World Champion in Men’s Singles
1997 World Champion in Men’s Singles
1989 World Champion in Men’s Teams
1991 World Champion in Men‘s Teams
1993 World Champion in Men’s Teams
2000 World Champion in Men’s Teams

Achievements / European Championships:
1996 European Champion in Men’s Singles
1986 European Champion in Men‘s Doubles (with Erik Lindh/SWE)
1988 European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Mikael Appelgren/SWE)
1996 European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Jörgen Persson/SWE)
7times European Champion in Men’s Teams

Europe TOP 12: Winner in 1984 / 1986 / 1988 / 1989 / 1993 / 1995 / 1996

World Cup: Winner in 1990 (Chiba-City/JPN)

International Championships / Pro Tour:
1st place in Men’s Singles:
Japan: 1990 / 1991 / 1997
Doha/QAT: 1997
France: 1986 / 1988 / 1996
YUG: 1996
Germany: 1986
Poland: 1985
Sweden: 1983
USA: 1990

EUROPE – Club – Cup:
1st place in 1986 with ATSV Saarbrücken/FRG:
Team: J-O Waldner, Peter Engel, Georg-Zsolt Böhm

Swedish National Championships:
1st place in Men’s Singles: 1983 / 1984 / 1986 / 1989 / 1991 / 1996 / 1997 / 2006 / 2010
1st place in Men’s Doubles: 1981 / 1982 / 1986 / 1991 / 1992 / 1994
1st place in Mixed Doubles: 1982 / 1983 / 1985

Swedish National Teams Championships:
1st place in 1983 + 1984 with: Stockholms Sparvägars GoIF
1st place in 1992 + 1995 with: Ängby SK
1st place in 1996 / 1999 / 2000 / 2002 with: Kalmar BTK

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July 9, 2015