2004 World Team Table Tennis Championships
Photo courtesy of the ITTF
Grip: Pen hold
Blade: Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Offensive Pen hold
Rubber (backhand): Butterfly Bryce/Bryce Speed
Rubber (forehand): DHS Skyline 2
Playing Style: Offensive–consistent forehand loop; known for powerful third ball attacks. Ma Lin uses a reverse pen hold backhand, using the underside of the blade. While the reverse pen hold backhand is becoming more popular, the reverse backhand is somewhat unusual for a pen hold player.