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Wang Liqin

Full name: Wang Liqin
Original name: 王 勵勤
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4" (192 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: June 18, 1978 in Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Affiliations: Shanghai St. Edelweiss Club
Country: CHN China
Sport: Table Tennis

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Table Tennis Men's Doubles China-2 CHN 1 Gold
2004 Summer 26 Athina Table Tennis Men's Singles China CHN 3 Bronze
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis Men's Singles China CHN 3 Bronze
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis Men's Team China CHN 1 Gold

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GW S
2004 Summer 26 Athina Table Tennis China CHN Final Round Match 3/4 1 2004-08-23 Wang (CHN) 4, Waldner (SWE) 1 4
2004 Summer 26 Athina Table Tennis China CHN Semi-Finals Match #1 2 2004-08-22 Wang (CHN) 4, Wang (CHN) 1 1
2004 Summer 26 Athina Table Tennis China CHN Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2004-08-20 Wang (CHN) 4, Ko (HKG) 1 4
2004 Summer 26 Athina Table Tennis China CHN Round Four Match #1 1 2004-08-18 Wang (CHN) 4, Ju (KOR) 1 4
2004 Summer 26 Athina Table Tennis China CHN Round Three Match #1 1 2004-08-17 Wang (CHN) 4, Keen (NED) 1 4
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Final Round Match #2 1 2008-08-23 Wang (CHN) 4, Persson (SWE) 0 4 3
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Semi-finals Match #2 2 2008-08-23 Wang (CHN) 4, Wang (CHN) 2 2 3
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Quarter-finals Match #3 1 2008-08-22 Wang (CHN) 4, Tan (CRO) 0 4 3
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Round Four Match #5 1 2008-08-21 Wang (CHN) 4, Schlager (AUT) 0 4 3
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Round Three Match #9 1 2008-08-21 Wang (CHN) 4, Błaszczyk (POL) 0 4 3

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result GW
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Table Tennis China-2 CHN Yan Sen Final Round Match 1/2 1 2000-09-23 CHN-2 3, CHN-1 1 3
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Table Tennis China-2 CHN Yan Sen Semi-Finals Match #2 1 2000-09-22 CHN-2 3, KOR-2 1 3
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Table Tennis China-2 CHN Yan Sen Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 2000-09-21 CHN-2 3, FRA-2 0 3
2000 Summer 22 Sydney Table Tennis China-2 CHN Yan Sen Round One Match #8 1 2000-09-20 CHN-2 3, JPN-2 0 3

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GW
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Final Round Match 1-2 1 2008-08-18 CHN 3, GER 0
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Final Round Match 1-2 1 2008-08-18 Ma (CHN) , Wang (CHN) , Boll (GER) , Süß (GER)
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Semi-finals Match #1 1 2008-08-16 CHN 3, KOR 0
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Semi-finals Match #1 1 2008-08-16 Ma (CHN) , Wang (CHN) , O (KOR) , Yoon (KOR)
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Group A Match #1 1 2008-08-13 Ma (CHN) , Wang (CHN) , Gionis (GRE) , Tsiokas (GRE)
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Group A Match #3 1 2008-08-14 Wang (CHN) 3, Henzell (AUS) 1 3
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Group A Match #3 1 2008-08-14 Wang (CHN) , Wang (CHN) , Henzell (AUS) , Zalcberg (AUS)
2008 Summer 30 Beijing Table Tennis China CHN Group A Match #5 1 2008-08-14 Wang (CHN) 3, Schlager (AUT) 0 3