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Wang Zhiliang

Wang Zhiliang (Chinese: 王志良; born 1941) is a former Chinese table tennis player and coach. At the 1963 World Table Tennis Championships, he and partner Zhang Xielin became the first Chinese duo to win the men's doubles gold medal in world championships.

Biography

Wang was born in Xushui, Hebei Province in 1941. He studied at Tianjin University of Sport, and joined the Tianjin table tennis team in 1958. He was chosen into the Chinese national team in 1961. At the 1963 World Table Tennis Championships in Prague, he and partner Zhang Xielin became the first Chinese duo to win the men's doubles gold medal in world championships. They won the silver in the following 1965 championships in Ljubljana.[1][2]

After retiring from his playing career, Wang became the head coach of the national women's table tennis team in 1970, and the Chinese women's team won three gold medals at the 1971 World Table Tennis Championships. After leaving the national team, he served as deputy director of the Tianjin municipal sports committee.[1][2]

Wang married Huang Yuhuan (黄玉环), a member of the national women's table tennis team, in 1968. They have two children. Because of the political turmoil of the Cultural Revolution, the couple moved to Hong Kong to join Huang's father. They both worked as table tennis coaches in Hong Kong.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Wang Zhiliang". Sport Stars (in Chinese). 2010-05-05. 
  2. ^ a b 冠军记忆—第27届世乒赛男双冠军 张燮林/王志良. Table Tennis World (in Chinese). 2011-11-07. 
  3. ^ 乒球108将集训队轶事:王志良与黄玉环的乒乓情缘. Sina (in Chinese). 2010-10-12. 
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