Wang Liqin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 4
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWang•Liqin
Used nameWang•Liqin
Name orderOriental
Original name王•勵勤
Born18 June 1978 in Shanghai, Shanghai (CHN)
Measurements192 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsShanghai St. Edelweiss Club
NOC People's Republic of China

Biography

Wang Liqin has won nearly all possible titles in the sport of table tennis. Joining the Chinese team at age 15, he first made his name as a doubles player, but later became one of the top singles players as well. At the Olympics, Wang won a gold in the 2000 doubles tournament, bronzes in the 2004 and 2008 singles, and captured the first ever Olympic team title when his sport came home in Beijing. At the World Championships, he has won titles in all four events, winning the singles in 2001, 2005 and 2007, the doubles in 2001 and 2003, the mixed doubles in 2005 and 2007, and the team competition in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Wang has never won the World Cup (he was a runner-up in 2001), although he did win the team World Cup in 2011. He also won four gold medals at the Asian Games, and has been Asian champion eight times between 1998 and 2009.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2000 Summer Olympics Table Tennis CHN Wang Liqin
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Yan Sen 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Table Tennis CHN Wang Liqin
Singles, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
2008 Summer Olympics Table Tennis CHN Wang Liqin
Singles, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Team, Men (Olympic) People's Republic of China 1 Gold

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