Adriana Díaz (table tennis)

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Adriana Díaz
Full nameAdriana Yamila Díaz González
Nationality Puerto Rico
ResidenceUtuado, Puerto Rico
Born (2000-10-31) October 31, 2000 (age 18)
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Playing styleAll-around attacker,
Equipment(s)Zhang Jike Super ZLC, Tenergy 64, Tenergy 64 FX[1][2]
Highest rankingSenior
28 (June 2019)
U21
2 (August 2019)
U18
4 (December 2018)
Current ranking30 (February 2019)[3]
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight141 lb (64 kg)

Adriana Yamila Díaz González (born October 31, 2000) is a Puerto Rican table tennis player. As of August 2019 she was ranked 3 (under age 21) and 30 in the Table Tennis World Ranking according to the International Table Tennis Federation.[4][5] Díaz is sponsored by Butterfly[1] and Adidas.[2] Adriana is the sister of the table tennis player, Melanie Díaz, and cousin of Brian Afanador.

International competition[edit]

On April 1, 2016, Díaz made history becoming the first Puerto Rican female table tennis player to qualify for an Olympic Games.[6] She competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics where she defeated Olufunke Oshonaike 4–2 in the preliminary round before losing to Li Xue 0–4 in the second round.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Díaz made her professional debut for Dabang Smashers of the Ultimate Table Tennis league on June 16, 2018, with a 3:0 victory over Pooja Sahasrabudhe.[8] On her second outing, she defeated the winner of the 2018 ITTF Europe Top 16 Cup, Bernadette Szocs (2:1).[9]

Clubs[edit]

  • China Zhengding Table Tennis (2017–2018)
  • India Dabang Smashers T.T.C. (2018)

Achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2016 Premios Juventud La Nueva Promesa Won [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Adriana Diaz - Table Tennis Team Member". Archived from the original on 2018-02-27. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  2. ^ a b "Adriana Díaz auspiciada por Adidas - ULTM". ultm.org. Archived from the original on 2018-02-04. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  3. ^ "Current WR - Women". results.ittf.link. Archived from the original on 2017-12-08. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  4. ^ "Diaz Adriana: ranking history (ITTF)". Table Tennis Guide. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "World Top 20 Table Tennis Ranking". Butterfly Online. Archived from the original on 2016-01-01. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "Adriana Díaz consigue su boleto para los Juegos Olímpicos". El Nuevo Día. Archived from the original on 2016-04-04. Retrieved April 1, 2016. (in Spanish)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-07. Retrieved 2016-08-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Adriana Díaz debuta como profesional con una victoria 3-0". 16 June 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  9. ^ VOCERO, José Bartolomei, EL. "Adriana Díaz derrota a campeona europea en India". Archived from the original on 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  10. ^ Concha, Romina (July 21, 2014). "Marcos Madrid And Adriana Diaz Won The 2014 Pan American Sport Festival!". Table Tennista. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  11. ^ Concha, Romina (June 29, 2014). "Argentina, Puerto Rico And Venezuela Won The 2014 Latin American Youth Championships' Singles Events". Table Tennista. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  12. ^ Marshall, Ian (June 26, 2013). "Upsets, Testing Duels with One Exception, the Puerto Rican Gem". International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). Retrieved January 7, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Premios Juventud 2016: Lista completa de ganadores". Archived from the original on 2017-05-07. Retrieved 2017-03-18.

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