Fan Zhendong

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Fan Zhendong
Native name 樊振东
Nationality  China
Born (1997-01-22) 22 January 1997 (age 20)
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Playing style Right-handed, Shakehand grip
Equipment(s) Stiga Carbonado 190 Backhand Tenergy 64, Forehand DHS Hurricane 3 neo National
Highest ranking 2[1]
Current ranking 2 (May 2017)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)[2]

Fan Zhendong (Chinese: 樊振东; born 22 January 1997) is a Chinese table tennis player. He is ranked number 2 in the official ITTF world rankings as of January 2017.[1]

Playing style and equipment[edit]

Fan is a Stiga sponsored athlete. He uses a Stiga infinity vps v (with diamond touch) , with black DHS Hurricane 3 neo National Blue Sponge for forehand and red Tenergy 05 for backhand.[citation needed]

A right-handed shakehand-grip player, Fan plays an attacking style of table tennis using his explosive footwork and thunderous forehand loops to finish off his opponents. Emerging as a 16-year-old wonderkid, Fan's playing style is often compared to his senior compatriot Ma Long. In addition to being trained by national team coaches, he has been specially trained by both Wang Hao and Ma Lin. His encounters against senior players in the Chinese national team drew much speculation and anticipation. His fearlessness and technique allow him to challenge highly rated, experienced players, sometimes even beating top players in thrilling style.

Achievements[edit]

  • 2012 World Junior Table Tennis Championships: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles, men's team, and mixed doubles; Med 2.png runner-up, men's doubles[3]
  • 2013 ITTF Pro Tour, Poland: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2013 ITTF Pro Tour, Germany: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2013 ITTF Pro Tour, Sweden: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's singles
  • 2014 ITTF Pro Tour, Kuwait: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2014 ITTF Pro Tour, China: Med 1.png Champion, men's doubles
  • 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships: Med 1.png men's team
  • 2014 Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Table Tennis Event: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2014 Asian Games: Med 1.png Champion, men's team
  • 2014 Asian Games: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's singles
  • 2014 China Nationals, Table Tennis Event: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2014 China Nationals, Table Tennis Event: Med 1.png Champion, men's doubles
  • 2014 Table Tennis Asian Cup: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's singles
  • 2015 World Team Table Tennis Cup: Med 1.png men's team
  • 2015 Table Tennis Asian Cup: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's singles
  • 2015 World Table Tennis Championships: Med 3.png Bronze, men's singles
  • 2015 World Table Tennis Championships: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's doubles
  • 2015 ITTF Asian Championships: Med 1.png Gold, men's singles
  • 2015 ITTF Asian Championships: Med 1.png Gold, men's doubles
  • 2015 ITTF LIEBHERR Men's World Cup, Sweden: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's singles
  • 2015 ITTF World Tour, Polish Open: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2015 ITTF World Tour, Swedish Open: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships: Med 1.png men's team
  • 2016 ITTF World Tour, Japan Open: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2016 ITTF World Tour, China Open: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2016 ITTF World Tour, China Open: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's doubles
  • 2016 ITTF World Cup, Saabrucken(Germany): Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2017 World Table Tennis Championships: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's singles

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ITTF World Ranking". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Athlete's Profile". 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee. Archived from the original on 3 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "ITTF Statistics". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved April 27, 2014.