Li Jiao (table tennis)

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Li Jiao
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Personal information
Nationality  Netherlands
Residence Heerhugowaard, Netherlands
Born (1973-01-15) 15 January 1973 (age 44)[1]
Qingdao, China
Highest ranking 10 (January 2011)[2]
Current ranking 31 (August 2016)
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)

Li Jiao (born 15 January 1973) is a Chinese-born professional table tennis player who now represents the Netherlands.[1] She resides in Heerhugowaard.

Notable matches[edit]

In the World Team Championship 2014 Quarter Final draw of Netherlands versus the host team Japan, Li, ranked 13th at the time, famously came from behind to defeat both the then World No. 10 Kasumi Ishikawa and World No. 25 Sayaka Hirano, in five sets.[3] The match eventually finished 3-2 to Japan, with the final match of Britt Eerland (Netherlands) versus Kasumi Ishikawa (Japan) also ending in five sets.

Career highlights[edit]

Olympic Games
2008, Beijing, women's singles, last 16
2008, Beijing, team competition
2012, London, women's singles, last 8
2012, London, team competition, last 8
World Championships
2005, Shanghai, women's singles, quarter final
2005, Shanghai, mixed doubles, last 32
2006, Bremen, team competition, 14th
2007, Zagreb, women's singles, last 16
2007, Zagreb, mixed doubles, last 32
2008, Guangzhou, team competition, 7th
Pro Tour Grand Finals
2006, Hong Kong, women's singles, last 16
Pro Tour Meetings
2004, Warszawa, women's singles, quarter final
2004, Warszawa, women's doubles, winner 1st, gold medalist(s)
2004, Aarhus, women's singles, semi final
2005, Santiago, women's singles, quarter final
2005, Fort Lauderdale, women's singles, quarter final
2006, St. Petersburg, women's singles, semi final
2006, Bayreuth, women's singles, quarter final
2006, Warszawa, women's singles, semi final
2008, Velenje, women's singles, winner 1st, gold medalist(s)
2008, Velenje, women's doubles, runner-up 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2008, Santiago, women's doubles, semi final
European Games
2015, Baku, women's singles, winner 1st, gold medalist(s)
2015, Baku, team competition, runner-up 2nd, silver medalist(s)
European Championships
2005, Aarhus, women's singles, semi final
2005, Aarhus, mixed doubles, quarter final
2007, Belgrade, women's singles, winner 1st, gold medalist(s)
2008, St. Petersburg, team competition, winner 1st, gold medalist(s)
European Top-12 Championships
2005, Rennes, 3rd 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2006, Copenhagen, 3rd 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2007, Arezzo, 1st 1st, gold medalist(s)
2008, Frankfurt, 1st 1st, gold medalist(s)
2010, Düsseldorf, 1st 1st, gold medalist(s)
2011, Liège, 1st 1st, gold medalist(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ITTF Biography". ITTF. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "ITTF World Ranking". ITTF. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "ITTF World Championship 2014 Scoresheet". ITTF. Retrieved 3 May 2014.