Jörgen Persson

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Jörgen Persson

PERSSON, Jörgen (SWE)

Born: 22/04/1966 in Halmstad/SWE

ITTF Hall of Fame: Induction in 2003

Olympic Games: Participation in 1988 – 2012

The role model, having played at seven Olympic Games between 1988 and 2012; strong top spin play from half-distance has always been the trademark of his style of play; his running backhand being his speciality. He is the player who seized the second chance; after losing to Jan-Ove Waldner in the final of the Men’s Singles event at the 1989 World Championships, he beat his friend and great rival in the 1991 final.

Achievements / World Championships:
1989 World Champion in Men’s Teams
1991 World Champion in Men’s Teams
1991 World Champion in Men’s Singles
1993 World Champion in Men’s Teams
2000 World Champion in Men’s Teams
1987 Vice World Champion in Men’s Teams
1989 Vice World Champion in Men’s Singles
1995 Vice World Champion in Men’s Teams
1997 Vice World Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Jan-Ove Waldner/SWE)

Achievements / European Championships:
1986 European Champion in Men’s Singles
1986 European Champion in Men’s Teams
1988 European Champion in Men’s Teams
1990 European Champion in Men’s Teams
1992 European Champion in Men’s Teams
1992 European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Erik Lindh/SWE)
1996 European Champion in Men’s Teams
1996 European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Jan-Ove Waldner/SWE)
2000 European Champion in Men’s Teams

World Cup: 1st place in 1991 (Kuala Lumpur/MAS)

Europe TOP 12: Winner in 1992.

International Championships:
1st place in Men’s Singles:
Czechoslovakia: 1989
England: 1988
Poland: 1989
Sweden: 1996
Yugoslavia: 1998

ETTU – CUP:
1st place in 1986 with PSV Borussia Düsseldorf/FRG:
Team: J. Persson, Jörg Rosskopf, Ralf Wosik
1st place in 1997 with TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen/GER:
Team: J. Persson, Peter Franz, Dimitrij Mazunov, Kostadin Lengerov

Swedish National Championships:
1st place in Men’s Singles: 1987 / 1988 / 1990 / 1999 / 2007
1st place in Men’s Doubles: 1984 / 1985 / 1988 / 1989 / 1990 / 1993 / 1996 / 1997 / 1999
1st place in Mixed Doubles: 1993

Best ranking:
ITTF: 1st place in 1991-1992

Skills

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July 9, 2015