LAY Jian Fang < Back  
Sport Table Tennis
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 06 Mar 1973 in Wenzhou, CHN
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Jorge, sons Daniel and Nathan
Languages English, Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing table tennis at age seven.
Why this sport? She used to try and run away after school to avoid her coaching sessions but her father encouraged her to play.
Name of coach John Murphy [national], IRL
International Debut
Year 1995
Competing for Australia
Location Finland
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning four silver and three bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games. (gc2018.com, 01 Jan 2018)
Most influential person in career Her husband, (gc2018.com, 04 Jul 2017)
Injuries A shoulder injury caused her to miss two months of competition in early 2017. (gc2018.com, 01 Jan 2018)

In June 2013 she tore a calf muscle which forced her out of the Oceania Cup championships. (bendigoadvertiser.com.au, 28 Jun 2013)
Other information CHINA TO AUSTRALIA
Born in People's Republic of China, she moved to Australia in 1994. She competed at her first Australian national championships in 1995. (tabletennis.org.au, 17 Mar 2011)