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Feng Panfeng, aiming for seventh gold in Tokyo

Monday 16 August

A most incredible number of titles in his possession, one of the most impressive in sport; China’s Feng Panfeng, a class 3 athlete, has no peers.

 


Feng Panfeng, men's singles and men's team gold in Rio de Janeiro

 

Listed in top spot on the world rankings, he starts as a clear favourite to add to his list of honours at the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games; play commences in the Metropolitan Gymnasium on Wednesday 25th August.

 

Born on Wednesday 20th December, similar to many of his teammates who compete in para table tennis events, Feng Panfeng was a victim of the Pizhou polio outbreak.

 

He attended New Hope Center in his childhood days, he was identified by Heng Xin, a local coach, as a young man with great promise.

 

The promise was realized, now 31 years old, he possesses every conceivable honour the sport has to offer. In sport for many leading players, there is just one big title missing from the repertoire, for Feng Panfeng, there are no gaps in the trophy cabinet.

 

He is the reigning Paralympic Games and Asian Games champion, as well as occupying the same exalted position in the World Championships and Asian Championships.

 

In Tokyo, the goal for Feng Panfeng is to win men’s singles class 3 gold for a stunning fourth consecutive time.

 

Notably on home soil in 2008, he prevailed in Beijing, then he performed successful title defences in London (2012) and Rio de Janeiro (2016).

 

Moreover, in Tokyo he will be seeking a seventh gold medal.

 

Competing in men’s team class 3, in London he joined forces with Gao Yanming and Zhao Ping to secure the top prize; four years later with Zhai Xiang replacing Gao Yanming, he prevailed in Rio de Janeiro.

 

Gold Medals – Major Tournaments

  • 2019 Asian Championships: MS class 3
  • 2019 Asian Championships: MT class 3
  • 2018 World Championships: MS class 3
  • 2018 Asian Para Games: MS class 3
  • 2018 Asian Para Games: MT class 3
  • 2017 Asian Championships: MS class 3
  • 2017 Asian Championships: MT class 3
  • 2016 Paralympic Games: MS class 3
  • 2016 Paralympic Games: MT class 3
  • 2015 Asian Championships: MS class 3
  • 2015 Asian Championships: MT class 3
  • 2014 Asian Para Games: MS class 3
  • 2014 Asian Para Games: MT class 1-3
  • 2014 World Championships: MS class 3
  • 2013 Asian Championships: MS class 3
  • 2013 Asian Championships: MT class 3
  • 2012 Paralympic Games: MT class 3
  • 2012 Paralympic Games: MS class 3
  • 2011 Asian and Oceanic Championships: MT class 3
  • 2010 Asian Games: MS class 1-3
  • 2010 Asian Games: Gold in Teams class 1-3
  • 2010 World Championships: MS class 3
  • 2009 Asia and Oceania Championships: MS class 3
  • 2008 Paralympic Games: MS class 3
  • 2007 Asia and Oceania Championships: MT class 1-3
  • 2006 Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled: MS class 3
  • 2005 Asia & South Pacific Championships: MS class 3

Editor: Ian Marshall

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