• AFP-JIJI

  • SHARE

When China begins their quest to extend their Olympic table tennis domination at the Tokyo Games, they will be following a path forged by tragic trailblazer Rong Guotuan.

In 1959, Rong became China’s first world champion in any sport when he won the men’s table tennis title, before taking his own life in his early 30s during the country’s chaotic Cultural Revolution.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)