Guo Yue (table tennis)

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Guo Yue
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Personal information
Native name 郭跃
Full name Guo Yue
Nationality  China
Born (1988-07-17) July 17, 1988 (age 28)[1]
Anshan, Liaoning, China
Playing style left-handed, Shake hands grip
Highest ranking 1 (January 2008)[2]
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 48 kg (106 lb; 7.6 st)

Guo Yue (simplified Chinese: 郭跃; traditional Chinese: 郭躍; pinyin: Guō Yuè; born July 17, 1988 in Anshan, Liaoning) is a Chinese table tennis player and the 2007 women's world champion.[1][3]

Controversy ensued in China when Guo Yue was kicked out of the National Table Tennis Team in 2015 for "poor behaviour" and lack of interest. As of 2015, she has left the table tennis industry and is currently studying finance at Tsinghua University.[4]

Career[edit]

She is a left-handed shakehand attack player and comes from Liaoning, China, the province where Wang Nan, Chang Chenchen and Li Jia (all left-handed players) come from.[5] She is the potential leading player in Chinese woman team. Her original partner in women's doubles was Niu Jianfeng, who comes from Hebei. Currently, her partner is Li Xiaoxia, who is also her roommate.

Guo experienced series of losses in international games which led to her disappearance from the public eye for almost half a year.[6] It is officially claimed "To help her mentally adjust". At the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Guo returned to competition and took first place in Women's Singles, Women's Doubles and Women's Team. In 2007 from January to July, Guo attended six International Opens and won four gold medals. At the selection match for 2007 World Table Tennis Championships in Zagreb, Guo qualified early on.

Guo Yue won the 2007 World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, by defeating her compatriot Li Xiaoxia in the women's singles final.[7] She also won the mixed doubles title with Wang Liqin.

Controversy[edit]

Rumours were rife in 2010 when Guo Yue was cited for "poor behaviour" and lack of interest in playing table tennis. An incident, cited on Chinese forum Tianya, stated that she was once tasked to attend a meeting and failed to do so, hence causing friction with China's top player Wang Nan. After the London 2012 Olympics, she was switched to a provincial team. In 2015, she was officially kicked out from the National Team and has gone on to study finance at Tsinghua University.

Achievements[edit]

  • 1999 – Japan East Asian Junior Championship Women's Singles Champion
  • 2000 – Asian Cup Women's Singles Runner-up
  • 2002 – International Table Tennis Federation, ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals Women's Singles Runner-up
  • 2003 – Asian Championship Women's Team Champion, Women's Singles Second Runner-up, Runner-up of Women's Doubles at the 47 World Table Tennis Championship
  • 2004 – Women's Doubles Bronze at the Athens Olympic, Women's Team Champion of World Table Tennis Championship, ITTF Pro Tour Events Final Women's Singles Champion and Women's Doubles Runner-up
  • 2005 – Mixed Doubles (with Wang Liqin) at the 48th World Table Tennis Championship, bronze medal in Women's Singles
  • 2006 – World Table Tennis Championship Women's Team Champion; Champion of Team, Women's Singles, Women's Doubles Champion (with Li Xiaoxia) at Asian Games
  • 2007 – World Table Tennis Championship Women's singles Champion, Mixed Doubles Champion (with Wang Liqin)
  • 2008 – World Table Tennis Championship Women's Team Champion; Asian Cup Champion; Women's Singles Bronze at the Beijing Olympic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ITTF Biography". ITTF. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "ITTF world ranking". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "ITTF Database". ITTF. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  4. ^ http://sports.qq.com/a/20150722/016880.htm
  5. ^ "Guo Yue, the future of Chinese women's table tennis". tabletennismaster.com. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Guo Yue: China's New Top Ping-pong Player". Women of China. 7 June 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Guo Yue crowned world champ in women's singles". Xinhua News Agency. 26 May 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2011.