Koki Niwa

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Koki Niwa
Mondial Ping - Men's Singles - Round 4 - Ma Long-Koki Niwa - 08.jpg
2013 World Table Tennis Championships
Personal information
Nationality Japan
Born (1994-10-10) 10 October 1994 (age 19)
Hokkaido, Japan[1]
Playing style Left-handed, shakehand grip
Equipment(s) RH:Tenergy 25 VH:Tenergy 05 2.1mm Liu Shiwen-FL
Highest ranking 15 (June 2012)[2]
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)[1]
Weight 48 kg (106 lb; 7.6 st)[1]

Koki Niwa (丹羽 孝希 Niwa Kōki?, born 10 October 1994) is a Japanese male table tennis player.[1] He is the gold medalist at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and he won the World Junior Table Tennis Championships in 2010 (doubles) and 2011 (singles).[3] He is currently one of the top players under the age of 21.[4]

On 21 April 2012, he defeated Ma Long of China, World Rank no 1, to become the first player to be qualified for 2012 Olympics from the Asian Olympic Qualifiers.[5]

Since 2012 he is playing for the German Team TTC matec Frickenhausen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ITTF players' profiles". ITTF. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "ITTF World ranking Record for NIWA Koki (JPN)". ITTF. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "ITTF Database". ITTF. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "ITTF Under 21 World ranking Record for NIWA Koki (JPN)". ITTF. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Man for the Big Occasion, Koki Niwa Beats Ma Long, Secures Olympic Place". ittf.com. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012.