For a long time, Timo Boll is considered to be one of the biggest threads of the Chinese team. Head coach Liu Guoliang commented that “as long as Boll is competing, my sleep will never be comfortable”. Anyway, there was a Chinese-German cooperation lately. At the 2015 World Championships in Suzhou Boll played doubles with Ma Long. In the 2nd round they lost to Xu Xin/Zhang Jike who became World Championships in the end.
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio he was the first ever German table tennis player to bear the flag of his Olympic team at the opening ceremony.
Style of play
left-handed, shakehand, attack
Medal in singles at Olympic Games
Runner-up Team 2008
3rd place Team 2012/2016
3rd place Singles 2011
Runner-up Team 2010/2004/2012/2014
3rd place Team 2006
Runner-up Doubles 2005
Winner of 16 titles in Singles, Doubles and Team (record number)
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