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Jan-Ove Waldner Officially Retired

Jan-Ove Waldner Officially Retired
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Jan-Ove Waldner has been an important figure in men’s table tennis in the past decade, after all he was able to present himself as a strong competitor against the Chinese players. Although he has been absent in the international scene for a very long time now, it was only this week that he announced his official retirement. He said it was a good ending. 

Xinhua Net. Jan-Ove Waldner has been a great player in the world of men’s table tennis. This week, he announced his official retirement from being an athlete. 

Born in Stocklholm, Sweden, Jan-Ove Waldner has early on showed a high level of athleticism in table tennis. Naturally, he then represented the Sweden National Team and contributed a lot of victories. 

In fact, he was one of the very few foreign players who were able to challenge the Chinese players. In addition, he is also one of the four Grand Slam champions in men’s table tennis. The other three are all from the Chinese Team, Kong Linghui, Liu Guoliang and Zhang Jike

Waldner has long been retired from international competitions but he remained relatively active in Sweden’s domestic scene. This week, the table tennis legend made it into the headlines after he officially announced his retirement as an athlete after a domestic table tennis league in Sweden.

“I’m glad its all over. Actually, I was feeling a little bit fed up towards the end of the game. Really, this feeling is not very good. My whole body is aching but its still not that bad. I played okay.” Jan-Ove Waldner said after he played his last matches in the local league. 

Walden recorded a 3-2 victory and a 1-3 loss in the game. He was suffering from back pains during the competition. According to Waldner, he has already been thinking of retiring due to injuries and lack of driving force. 

In his post-match interview, he said: “This is a good ending.” 

Photo source: Sohu Sports 


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