|Joined: 05 Jul 2007|
| Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:12 pm
Stoni tenis je sport u kome se takmiče dva (ili četiri) igrača koji lopticu udaraju reketom na stolu za stoni tenis.
Dimenzije stola su 2,74 x 1,525 m, stol je visok 76 cm. Dve polovine stola deli mreža visoka 15,25 cm koja viri (produžava se) s obe strane stola za 15,25 cm.
Po starim pravilima igralo se do 21, a svaki igrač je servirao za redom 5 puta. Danas se igra do 11 poena, za redom se servira dva puta, pa je igra postala brža i zanimljivija. Igra se na tri dobijena seta, do 11. Razlika mora da bude dva poena, dakle 11:9 ili 12:10...i tako dok se ne postigne dva poena razlike.
Izmenama pravila je takođe loptica povećana s 38 na 40 mm i otežana - s 2,5 na 2,7 grama.
* Ivan Andreadis (Czechoslovakia)
* Viktor Barna (Hungary & England) Early table tennis master. Won 32 World Championship medals, among them 23 gold, 6 silver, and 3 bronze. 5-time singles and 7-times doubles world champion in 1930s.
* Laszlo Bellak (Hungary) At the World Championships he won 21 medals (7 gold medals, 9 silver, 5 bronze)
* Richard Bergmann (Austria) Winner of 7 World Championships, including 4 Singles crowns; regarded as the greatest defensive player in table tennis history.
* Timo Boll (Germany) 2002 & 2005 World Cup winner, 2002 & 2003 Euro Top 12 winner, 2002 & 2007 European champion.
* Tamara Boroš (Croatia)
* Cao Yanhua (China)
* Chuan Chih Yuan (Taiwan)
* Alan Cooke (England), England # 1 retired after the 2006 Commonwealth Games at the age of 40.
* Deng Yaping (China), twice Olympic singles and doubles champion (1992 & 1996), thrice world champion, thrice world doubles champion.
* Desmond Douglas (England), an attacking player known for his scissor jump smash.
* Ding Song (China), magical "modern defensive" style.
* Fujie Eguchi (Japan)
* Gizi Farkas (Hungary)
* Jean-Philippe Gatien (France) 1992 Olympic singles silver medalist, 1993 World champion
* Ge Xinai (China)
* Andrzej Grubba (Poland) 1988 World Cup winner, 3-time World Championship bronze medalist, and 12 medals at European Championships (1 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze).
* Guo Yuehua (China), noted for extremely powerful forehand even without the use of speedglue; twice a world championship finalist and a back-to-back world champion.
* Nobuhiko Hasegawa (Japan)
* Mirjam Hooman-Kloppenburg (Netherlands) 1991 Europe Top 12 winner.
* Jiang Jialiang (China) Known for service return, and one of only players to successfully defend his title as World Champion (1985 & 1987).
* Joo Se Hyuk (Korea) 2003 World Championship runner-up, noted for ability to stay on the offense once begun and the pressure that his backspin exerts.
* Peter Karlsson (Sweden)
* Gerdie Keen Netherlands 1994 Runner-up European Championships.
* Istvan Kelen (Hungary)
* Marie Kettnerova (Czechoslovakia)
* Tibor Klampár
* Kalinikos Kreanga (Greece) Known for his powerful backhand.
* Kong Linghui (China) The third grand slam winner in 2000, 1995 World champion, 2001 World runner-up, 1996 Olympic doubles gold medalist, 2000 Olympic doubles silver medalist, 2000 Olympic singles gold medalist, 1995 World Cup winner, 2002 World Cup runner-up.
* Johnny Leach (England) World Champion.
* Li Furong (China) Multiple World Championships finalist, was forced to dump to Zhuang Zedong each time.
* Li Jia Wei (Singapore)
* Liang Geliang (China)
* Lin Huiquing (China)
* Liu Guoliang (China) The second grand slam winner in 1999, 1999 World champion, 1996 Olympic singles & doubles gold medalist.
* Liu Jia (Austria)
* Liu Wei (China)
* Ma Lin (China) 1999, 2005, and 2007 World runner-up, 2004 Olympic doubles gold medalist, 2000, 2003, 2004, and 2006 World Cup winner.
* Ma Long (China)
* Kimiyo Matzusaki (Japan)
* Michael Maze (Denmark) 2005 World 3rd place, 2004 Olympic doubles bronze medalist, 2004 Euro Top 12 winner.
* James Mc Clure (United States)
* Zoltan Mechlovits (Hungary)
* Maria Mednyanszky (Hungary)
* Ichiro Ogimura (Japan)
* Jörgen Persson (Sweden) 1991 World champion.
* Zoran Primorac (Croatia) 1993 & 1997 World Cup winner, 1998 & 2000 European runner-up.
* Qiao Hong (China)
* Angelica Rozeanu (Romania), 6 times consecutively the world champion (between 1950 and 1955). Won 17 world titles (and 12 silver and bronze medals) at the World Championships.
* Ryu Seung Min (South Korea), 2004 Athens Olympic Games Champion
* Jean-Michel Saive (Belgium) 1993 World runner-up, 1994 Euro Top-12 Winner, 1994 European champion, 1994 World Cup runner-up.
* Vladimir Samsonov (Belarus) 3 times European champion, Twice World Cup champion, 3 times Euro Top 12 champion
* Werner Schlager (Austria) 2003 World champion, 1999 World 3rd place, 1999 World Cup runner-up, 2000 Euro Top-12 winner
* Ferenc Sido (Hungary)
* Anna Sipos (Hungary) Won 21 medals (including 11 gold medals) in World Championship competitions.
* Ladislav Stipek (Czechoslovakia)
* Matthew Syed (England) A defence specialist and 3-time Commonwealth Games champion.
* Miklos Szabados (Hungary) Won 15 World Championship titles, including the World Singles crown in 1931.
* Toshiaki Tanaka (Japan)
* Frantisek Tokar (Czechoslovakia)
* Bojan Tokić (Slovenia)
* Bohumil Vana (Czechoslovakia)
* Vera Votrubcova (Czechoslovakia)
* Bettine Vriesekoop (Netherlands) 1982 & 1992 European champion. 1982 & 1985 Europe Top 12 champion.
* Jan-Ove Waldner (Sweden) First grand slam winner in 1992, 1989, and 1997 World champion, 1987 & 1991 World runner-up, 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games singles gold medalist, 2000 Sydney Olympic silver medalist, 2004 Athens Olympic Games 4th place (defeating Ma Lin and Timo Boll), 1990 World Cup winner. Popularised shakehand service grip, "inside-out" sidespin loops, chop/sidespin blocks, and other stroke variations that are now commonplace. Only men's singles player to win World Championship without loss of a single game (in 1997). Noted for disdain of rote drill practice and active imagination that seemingly invented new ways of stroking the ball on the spur of the moment.
* Wang Hao (China)
* Wang Liqin (China) 2001, 2005 and 2007 World champion, 2000 Olympic doubles gold medalist, 2004 Olympic bronze medalist, 2001 World Cup Finalist. At the final of the 2007 World Championships he trailed his Chinese compatriot, Ma Lin, by three games to one and in the fifth game he was 1-7 in arrears. Wang Liqin recovered and won the contest in seven games to retain his title.
* Wang Nan famous World & Olympic Champion.
* Chen Weixing (Austria)
* Ella Zeller (Romania)
* Zhang Xielin (China)
* Zhang Xueling (Singapore) 1st in the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
* Zhang Yining (China) ranked #1 in the ITTF rankings, in both women's singles and women's doubles, 2005.
* Zhuang Zedong (China) 3-time world men's singles champion, 1961, 1963, and 1965.