Even with more than 40 years, Timo Boll is not to be excluded from the world's top table tennis. Since 2002, the Hessian has been consistently in the top 20 of the world rankings. Several times he was at the top of the ranking. For the first time in 2003 as the first German ever and most recently in 2018, when he became the oldest world number one in table tennis history with 37 years.
But not only Boll's athletic career is impressive. He is also involved in charity events and show matches for the associations "Athletes for Organ Donation" and "Children's Aid Organ Transplantation" and the foundation "Acción Humana", which gives street children a home.
By the way, Boll's career is far from over: at the beginning of 2022, he signed a new contract with his club Borussia Düsseldorf, which runs until 2025. At the end of the contract, Boll will be 44 years old.
Timo Bolls career is rich in titles and medals. Highlights were the Olympic medals that Boll could collect in four different Olympic Games from 2004 to 2021. In 2008 and 2021 he won silver in the team, in 2012 and 2016 bronze. In singles, he won World Championship bronze in 2011 and 2021 and eight European Championship titles. In addition, countless national and Grand Slam victories and a total of eight Champions League titles.