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Deng Yaping overcame her small stature (1.5 m) to dominate table tennis, now she's considered one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. In 1992, Deng and her partner Qiao Hong claimed the doubles gold medal, later she triumphed over Qiao in the singles gold medal match, claiming her second Olympic title. At the Atlanta 1996 Games Deng repeats the feat, defending both of her Olympic titles. After retiring she was voted Chinese athlete of the century. Deng Yaping (CHN) - Table Tennis Women's Singles - Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996

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