Last updated 7 years ago
Wang Hao or Ma Long, who is better?
Right now definitely Ma Long.
All time, Wang Hao has done more at the Olympics.
He has won 2 Gold (Teams) and 3 silver (Singles) medals. At World Championships he has won 6 Team Gold medals and 1 Singles Gold medal.
At Olympics Ma Long has only played once in London and only in the teams event where he won a Gold medal. He did not qualify for the singles there. At World Championships, Ma Long has won 5 Team Gold medals and 1 Single Gold medal. So this year he should equal Wang Hao's record there.
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dulguun ganbaatar Posted 7 years ago
and who do you think in general is better?
Dieter Verhofstadt Posted 7 years ago
Technically Ma Long plays close to perfection. Wang Hao remains impaired due to his penhold grip, although he developed the reverse penhold backhand to the highest standard, which definitely earns him a place in the pantheon. Wang Hao has also been more up to the mental challenges of big events, which is a stain on Ma's career but one that he has been overcoming lately.
If I look at Xu Xin today, I tend to hold him in higher esteem than Wang Hao at his peak. And Ma Long is competitive with Xu Xin, at least.