Date of birth: October 23, 1978
Place of birth: Fushun, Liaoning Province
Sport: Table tennis
Took up table tennis at age seven. Entered Fushun Spare-time Sports School and then the provincial spare-time sports school in 1989. Chosen by the Liaoning provincial team in 1991. Joined the national team in 1993 to become the youngest member on the team.
2000 Olympics - 1st singles & doubles
2004 Athens Olympics - 1st doubles women
2001 - Voted one of World Best Women Athletes
As a leading member of the Chinese national table tennis team, Wang Nan has become the second Chinese player to make a clean sweep of all major world titles in the women's singles following the retirement of Deng Yaping.