Li Xiaoxia

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Li Xiaoxia
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Personal information
Native name 李晓霞
Nationality Chinese
Born (1988-01-16) January 16, 1988 (age 26)[1]
Anshan, Liaoning, China
Playing style Right-handed, shakehand grip
Highest ranking 1 (November 2008)[2]
Club Shandong Luneng Group
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)

Li Xiaoxia (simplified Chinese: 李晓霞; traditional Chinese: 李曉霞; pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎoxiá; born 16 January 1988) is a Chinese table tennis professional.[1]

She trains in the Jiangsu Wuxi Shanhe Club in Wuxi, China. Her trainer is Li Sun, who is also the mentor of Olympic gold medal winner Zhang Yining. It is expected that Li Xiaoxia will become one of the most valuable players of Team China in the future.[who?] As of April 2011, she occupies the top place on the ITTF women's world ranking.[2] In terms of achievements, she is one of the most successful female table tennis players (alongside Deng Yaping, Wang Nan and Zhang Yining) who have won the gold medal in each of the table tennis world cup, the table tennis world championships, and the table tennis olympics.

Career records[edit]

Singles (as of July 23, 2011)[3]

  • Olympic Games: winner (2012).[4]
  • World Championships: winner (2013); runner-up (2007, 11); semi-finalist (2009).
  • World Cup appearances: 5. Record: winner (2008); runner-up (2011, 14); 3rd (2009).
  • Pro Tour winner (7): China (Shenzhen) Open 2005; Qatar, German, Swedish Open 2007; Singapore, China (Shanghai) Open 2008; China Open 2010.
    Runner-up (5): Qatar Open 2006; Kuwait, Japan Open 2008; Slovenian, German Open 2011.
  • Pro Tour Grand Finals appearances: 3. Record: winner (2007); runner-up (2006).
  • Asian Games: winner (2010).
  • Asian Championships: runner-up (2007, 09).
  • Asian Cup: 2nd (2005).

Women's Doubles

  • World Championships: winner (2009, 11); runner-up (2007).
  • Pro Tour winner (16): China (Wuxi), Austrian Open 2004; Slovenian Open 2006; Croatian, Qatar, Kuwait, Japan, China (Nanjing), German Open 2007; China (Suzhou) Open 2009; China, Austrian Open 2010; Slovenian, Qatar, UAE, German Open 2011.
    Runner-up (12): Egypt, German, Dutch, Polish, Danish Open 2002; Croatian, China (Kunshan), China (Guangzhou) Open 2006; Slovenian Open 2007; Korea, China (Shanghai) Open 2008; English Open 2011.
  • Pro Tour Grand Finals appearances: 2. Record: winner (2007); SF (2006).
  • Asian Games: winner (2006, 10).
  • Asian Championships: winner (2007, 09).

Mixed Doubles

  • Asian Championships: winner (2009); SF (2005).

Team

  • World Championships: winner (2006, 08); runner-up (2010).
  • World Team Cup: 1st (2007, 09, 10).
  • Asian Games: 1st (2006, 10).
  • Asian Championships: 1st (2003, 07, 09).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ITTF players' profiles". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  2. ^ a b "ITTF world ranking". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  3. ^ "ITTF Statistics". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  4. ^ "Li of China wins women's singles table tennis gold". Retrieved 01-08-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)