|Celebrated Name:||The Dictator, The Dragon|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Ma Long|
|Age:||35 years old|
|Birth Date:||20 October 1988|
|Birth Place:||Anshan, China|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Xiao Lu|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes|
|Is Ma Long Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$2 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Ma Long is a Table tennis player belonging to China. He is the current Olympic and World Champion. Overall, he ranks 3rd in the world by the ITTF (International Table tennis Federation). He is right-handed, and his trademark playing style is the shake hand grip.
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Early Life & Biography
Ma Long was born on October 20, 1998, in Anshan, Liaoning Province of China. Long started his journey from a tender age of 5 years. The reason behind it was that his parents thought that an injury-free non-contact sport like table tennis was good for his health. His former coaches were Shi Haimei, Bai Xiaodong, and Jiang Wenkun. Long reportedly still keeps in touch with his childhood coaches.
At the age of 10, Ma Long represented his primary school and won the boy’s single and team event in the “baby cup.” Ma Long hasn’t looked back ever since. He earned a place for himself on himself “Liaoning Provincial Team” at the age of 11. Beijing scouted Ma Long when he was 13, and the groundwork to his astonishing career started. In 2003, Ma Long joined the Chinese National B team. By the age of 15, he was selected for the Chinese national A team.
Ma Long is the best forehand attacker in the history of table-tennis. His playing style is aligned with modern close-range third ball play strategy. Qin Zhijan is Ma Long’s long term coach, and both of them spent a lot of time together developing his playing style.
Reportedly, Ma Long is of the silent kind and very humble and withdrawn. He graduated from an Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He wrote a thesis on ‘China Table Tennis Super League strategy.’ He is married to his long term girlfriend Xiao Lu. The couple also has a baby.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 20 October 1988, Ma Long is 35 years old as of today’s date 7th December 2023. His height is 1.75 m tall, and his weight is 72 kg.
Ma Long won the World Junior Championships in Kobe in 2004. At the age of 17, he became the “youngest-ever world senior champion.” He found a spot in China’s Men’s team, and that same team won the 2006 World Team Championships in Bremen.
In January 2016, he won the German Open (Grand Slam), going undefeated to the final where he beat Vladimir Samsonov 4-1. Due to his No. 1 ranking, he automatically qualified in singles to the third round at the Olympics in Rio. He went on to win the Gold Medal, thus living up to his reputation.
In 2017, he started the year by winning the Qatar Open in February for the second time in a row. In between his brilliant stretches of wins, he also suffered quite a few injuries. His ranking dropped to 9th due to non-participation because of injuries in 2018.
Ma’s injuries persisted in 2019, preventing him from taking part in Marvellous 12, the 2019 WTTC Chinese qualifier in Budapest. However, he came back more reliable, and after defeating Lin Gaoyaun, he posed in front of the camera, appearing to wipe the dust off his racket to indicate he was fine even after being inactive for so long.
Awards & Achievements
Ma Long’s career has been a very prosperous one with several accolades to his name over the years. He holds the record of holding the number 1 position in the world for a total of 64 months, the most by any male tennis player ever. He has won the ITTF World Tournaments 5 times in a row.
As of July 2019, the single tournaments he won are:
Olympic games: winner (2016)
World Championships: Winner (2015, 2017, 2019); SF (2009, 2011, 2013); round of 16 (2007).
World Cup : Winner (2012, 2015), runner up (2014), third place(2008, 2009, 2017).
Asian Games: Winner (2010)
The Doubles he has won include:
World Championships: Winner (2011, 2019); runner up(2009); round of 16(2007).
Asian Games Winner: (2014), SF (2006).
Asian Championships: winner (2009); SF (2005)
China National Games: winner (2013)
World Junior Championships: runner up (2003, 2004)
Olympics: 1st (2012, 2016)
World Championships: 1st (2006,2008,2010,2012,2014,2016,2018)
Asian Games: 1st (2006,2010,2014)
China National Games: 3rd (2009,2013)
Net Worth & Salary of Ma Long in 2023
Ma Long was earning $ 250,000 in one season. He is one of China’s richest Tennis players. His net worth is a whopping $2 million as of December 2023. Ma Long’s career has been a very prosperous one with several accolades to his name over the years.
Ma Long is one of China’s most famous and successful Tennis players. He has been the captain of the Chinese National Table Tennis Mes’s Team since 2014. He is the 5th player to complete a career in Grand Slam after winning the Olympics, World Championships, and World Cup.
Also, he became the first male player (and second overall) to win a single Table Tennis title. He is known by his teammates and coaches as a very tactical player and is a problem solver. He’s chopping block’s most prominent employer on the Chinese national team. He has mastered all the techniques and skills needed to be a top-notch competitor in the top-level matches.