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Chinese table tennis legend Ding Ning elected Chair of OCA Athletes' Committee
Jun 11, 2024
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Ding Ning speaks at a seminar at Peking University, July 24, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING, June 10 (Xinhua) -- The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced on Monday that Chinese table tennis legend Ding Ning was elected as Chair of the Athletes' Committee of the OCA.

"My career as an athlete changed my life, made me stronger, and gave me passion to work for athletes," Ding said in her candidature speech.

Ding has boasted a total of 21 gold medals at the Olympic Games, World Cup and World Championships. She stands out for three gold medals in women's singles at the 2016 Rio Olympics and women's team at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

"I hope I can use my skills, experience, and passion to make changes," said Ding, who is a teacher at Peking University's Department of Physical Education.

In her candidature speech, Ding also outlined her vision for the Athletes' Committee, emphasizing improving athlete welfare, training conditions and competition environments.

Ding also pledged to strengthen sports exchanges and cooperation between National Olympic Committees, fostering dialogue among Asian athletes.
Xinhua News Agency