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Wang Hao (table tennis)

Wang Hao
Personal information
Nationality  China
Playing style Offensive Penholder

Wáng Hào (Chinese: 王皓; pinyin: Wáng Hào; born 15 December 1983) is a Chinese table tennis player.[1][2] He became the World Champion in Men's Singles in Yokohama, Japan in May 2009, defeating 3-time World Champion Wang Liqin 4–0.[3] Other notable accomplishments include being a 3-time World Cup Champion in 2007, 2008 and 2010, a singles silver medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4] In January 2010, he was replaced by Ma Long as the #1 rank on the official ITTF world rankings.[5] He was previously ranked #1 on the official ITTF world rankings for 27 consecutive months, from October 2007 to December 2009.[6] In April 2011, he was again the top ranked male player in the world. He is known to execute the Reverse Penhold Backhand (RPB) with exceptional skill.

During his career, he has appeared twelve times in major world competition finals, which is a record. In men's singles, he has won the Asian Championship, Asian Cup, Asian Games, and Chinese National Games at least once.

Also, Wang Hao is the only person in the history of Table Tennis to have participated in 3 Olympic games, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, and London 2012, and to have won silver medals in each.

Contents

  • Equipment 1
  • Playing style 2
  • Achievements 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Equipment

Wang Hao currently uses a DHS Hurricane Hao blade with a DHS Skyline III Blue Sponge and Butterfly Sriver topsheet on Bryce sponge for his backhand.

Playing style

Wang uses a penhold grip. He is representative of a new wave of penhold players, having good attacking and defensive skills off both wings of the table. The greater freedom of the wrist involved in a penhold grip allows Wang Hao to generate large amounts of spin on the forehand side.

Compared to most pen-hold players on the professional circuit, Wang Hao uses the reverse-side for almost all shots on the backhand side, with the small exception of balls placed very slow and short within the table during serves. This style of using the reverse-side exclusively for the backhand was considered to be improper, and when he first joined the national team most players did not think highly of him.[7]

Achievements

  • 1996: joined Jilin Provincial Table Tennis Team
  • 1998: joined National Team and turned pro
  • 1999 World Club Championships: Champion, team
  • 1999 Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships: Champion, team; runner-up, men's singles and men's doubles
  • 2000 World Club Championship: Runner-up, men's team
  • 2001 Ninth National Games: Champion, men's team
  • 2002 ITTF Pro Tour, Netherlands: Champion, men's singles; third, men's doubles
  • 2002 ITTF Pro Tour, Egypt: Champion, men's singles; third, men's doubles
  • 2003 47th World Table Tennis Championships: Runner-up, men's doubles : third, mixed doubles
  • 2003 ITTF Pro Tour, Croatia: Champion, men's singles
  • 2003 ITTF Pro Tour, China: Runner-up, men's singles and men's doubles
  • 2003 ITTF Pro Tour, Denmark: Champion, men's doubles
  • 2003 ITTF Pro Tour, Sweden: Champion, men's doubles
  • 2003 Asian Table Tennis Championships: Champion, men's team and men's singles; third, men's doubles
  • 2004 47th World Team Table Tennis Championships: Champion, men's team
  • 2004 Olympics: Silver medal, men's singles
  • 2004 World Cup: Third, men's singles
  • 2004 ITTF Pro Tour, Greece: Champion, men's singles; runner-up, men's doubles
  • 2004 ITTF Pro Tour, South Korea: Champion, men's doubles; runner-up, men's singles
  • 2004 ITTF Pro Tour, Changchun: Champion, men's doubles; runner-up, men's singles
  • 2004 World Cup: Champion, men's singles
  • 2005 48th World Table Tennis Championships: Champion, men's doubles
  • 2005 Asia Cup: Champion, men's singles
  • 2005 Asian Table Tennis Championships: Champion, men's team
  • 2005 Qatar Open: Champion, men's doubles
  • 2005 China Open: Runner-up, men's doubles (Harbin); Runner-up, men's singles (Shenzhen)
  • 2006 48th World Team Table Tennis Championships: Champion, men's team
  • 2006 World Cup: Runner-up, men's singles
  • 2006 ITTF Pro Tour, Slovenia: Champion, men's singles
  • 2006 ITTF Pro Tour, Croatia: Champion, men's doubles
  • 2006 ITTF Pro Tour, Qatar: Champion, men's doubles
  • 2006 ITTF Pro Tour, Japan: Champion, men's doubles; runner-up, men's singles
  • 2006 Asian Games: Champion, men's singles and team
  • 2007 World Table Tennis Championships: Runner-up, men's doubles; third, men's singles
  • 2007 World Cup: Champion, men's team and men's singles
  • 2007 ITTF Pro Tour, Slovenia: Champion, men's singles
  • 2007 ITTF Pro Tour, Croatia: Champion, men's doubles
  • 2007 ITTF Pro Tour, Shenzhen: Champion, men's singles and men's doubles
  • 2007 ITTF Pro Tour, Nanjing: Champion, men's doubles; runner-up, men's singles
  • 2007 ITTF Pro Tour, Japan: Champion, men's singles; runner-up, men's doubles
  • 2007 Asian Table Tennis Championships: Champion, men's team and men's singles; runner-up, men's doubles
  • 2008 Olympics: Champion, men's team
  • 2008 Olympics: Silver medal, men's singles
  • 2008 World Team Table Tennis Championships: Champion, men's team
  • 2009 World Table Tennis Championships: Champion, men's singles and men's double with Chen Qi
  • 2009 Eleventh National Games: Champion, men's singles and mixed doubles and men's team
  • 2010 World Team Table Tennis Championships: Champion, men's team
  • 2010 World Cup: Champion, men's singles
  • 2010 Asian Games: Silver Medal, men's singles
  • 2011 World Table Tennis Championships: Runner-up, men's singles; third, men's doubles
  • 2012 Olympics: Silver medal, men's singles
  • 2012 Olympics: Champion, men's Team.
  • 2013 World Table Tennis Championships: Runner-up, men's singles

See also

References

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External links

  • Table Tennis Master Career profile
  • WANG Hao (CHN) summary
  • ITTF profile
  • World Ranking record
  • Current World Ranking
  • 2008 Beijing Olympics athlete biography
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