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Jian Fang Lay

Jian Fang Lay (table tennis) is making her sixth Commonwealth Games appearance at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. After representing Australia at her sixth Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020, she now makes it six Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, a record for an Australian woman and only the sixth Australian Commonwealth Games athlete to achieve the feat. Jian has represented Australia at every Games since the sport was first held at Manchester 2002, garnering seven medals (four silver, three bronze), but is yet to win an elusive gold. Jian was born in Wenzhou, China and started playing as a six-year-old. Her father was a keen player she was a provincial champion by the age of 11. The now mother of two came to Australia in 1994 with her husband, training partner and coach Jorge Lay.

Sport / Discipline

Table Tennis

Birth Place

Wengzhou

Date of Birth

06/03/1973

Age

49

Manchester, 2002

Melbourne, 2006

Delhi, 2010

Glasgow, 2014

Gold Coast, 2018

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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Additional Information

Languages Spoken:

Mandarin

Education Details:

Year 12

Club details:

MSAC

Why did you begin your sport?

Parents loved table tennis

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

listen to music

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

4 silver 3 bronze Commonwealth Games

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

Cathy Freeman and yes I have met her

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

my husband

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

Shopping eating out

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