Thursday, 2 August 2012
Gao Ning / 高宁
Born: October 11, 1982 in Hebei, China
Gao Ning is a male Table Tennis player from Singapore. He is considered Singapore's best male player with a world ranking of 16 as of May, 2011. He was first in men's singles at the 2007 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships.
He won a gold medal as a team member plus silver medals in the men's singles and men's doubles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Gao Ning cried after his singles match defeat to an opponent in the Beijing 2008 Olympics as no coach was available to guide him during the match. His coach was sick before the match. The scene of him in tears was telecast on local TV, causing the head coach of the Singapore table tennis team to lose his job.