Ni Xialian is the oldest table tennis competitor in Olympics history. While representing Luxembourg, the Chinese native is being dubbed the ‘Shanghai auntie’. Photo: 163.com Ni Xialian is the oldest table tennis competitor in Olympics history. While representing Luxembourg, the Chinese native is being dubbed the ‘Shanghai auntie’. Photo: 163.com
Ni Xialian is the oldest table tennis competitor in Olympics history. While representing Luxembourg, the Chinese native is being dubbed the ‘Shanghai auntie’. Photo: 163.com

Tokyo Olympics: a 58-year-old table tennis player is finding online fame as the ‘Shanghai auntie’

  • Ni Xialian has represented Luxembourg for five straight Olympics but was born and raised in Shanghai
  • A match with a South Korean teenager was dubbed a fight between ‘grandma and grandchild’

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Ni Xialian is the oldest table tennis competitor in Olympics history. While representing Luxembourg, the Chinese native is being dubbed the ‘Shanghai auntie’. Photo: 163.com Ni Xialian is the oldest table tennis competitor in Olympics history. While representing Luxembourg, the Chinese native is being dubbed the ‘Shanghai auntie’. Photo: 163.com
Ni Xialian is the oldest table tennis competitor in Olympics history. While representing Luxembourg, the Chinese native is being dubbed the ‘Shanghai auntie’. Photo: 163.com
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