Waldner impressively won the World Championship twice, once in 1989 and again in 1997. In 1992, he won the Gold Medal in the Olympic Games in Barcelona and a Silver Medal in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. In the 2004 Olympics in Athens, he surprised everyone by reaching the semifinals at the age of 39. Waldner is known as ‘the "Evergreen Tree" in China, where table tennis is a national passion, and the name of Jan Ove Waldner remains an ongoing and revered legend.
Among the 50 films he has been in, favorites include CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, REPO MAN, JURASSIC PARK, THREE BUSINESSMEN, WALKER, GET SHORTY, MRS. WINTERBOURNE, BLOW and DO THE RIGHT THING.
Mr. Sandoval has over 80 television titles to his credit, including ENTOURAGE, ER, ALIAS, LAW & ORDER, SEINFELD, FRASIER, THE WEST WING and THE X-FILES. Most recently, he wrapped production on MEDIUM after 7 seasons, portraying District Attorney Manuel Devalos. For that effort, Sandoval received multiple nominations for ALMA and IMAGEN awards for his work as an actor and director.
The Yufuin Koseinenkin Hospital, staffed by over 500 employees, and among them, 17 medical physicians, and 230 certified nurses, is particularly known for its innovative rehabilitation work in the field of both early stage and advanced brain disease. Over 30% of its patients come from all over Japan to use its specialized services. Its Advanced Rehabilitation Care Center is also known for utilizing robotic science as one of its more advanced technologies.
In 1997, Dr. Mori and his associates performed an unusual clinical study, "The Effectiveness of Exercise Intervention on Brain Disease Patients: Utilizing Table Tennis as a Rehabilitation Program" that identified Table Tennis as a unique form of rehabilitative therapy - noting that the game stimulates as many as five (5) portions of the brain simultaneously - thus also making it an invaluable therpeutic tool for benefiting patients suffering from early stage Alzheimer's and dementia.