Wang Hao (table tennis, born 1983)

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Wang Hao
Wang Hao OQ 2012.jpg
Personal information
Nationality China
BornDecember 15, 1983 (1983-12-15) (age 37)
Changchun, Jilin Province, China
Playing styleOffensive Penholder
Highest ranking1 (Dec 2004, Oct 2007–Jul 2009, Apr–Sep 2011)
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Medal record
Men's table tennis
Representing  China
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Team
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Team
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Singles
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Singles
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Singles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2004 Doha Team
Gold medal – first place 2005 Shanghai Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2006 Bremen Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Guangzhou Team
Gold medal – first place 2009 Yokohama Singles
Gold medal – first place 2009 Yokohama Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Moscow Team
Gold medal – first place 2012 Dortmund Team
Gold medal – first place 2014 Tokyo Team
Silver medal – second place 2003 Paris Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2007 Zagreb Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2011 Rotterdam Singles
Silver medal – second place 2013 Paris Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Paris Mixed Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Zagreb Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Rotterdam Doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2007 Barcelona Singles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Magdeburg Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Liege Singles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Dubai Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Magdeburg Singles
Gold medal – first place 2011 Magdeburg Team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Guangzhou Team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Liége Singles
Silver medal – second place 2006 Paris Singles
Silver medal – second place 2011 Paris Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Hangzhou Singles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Bangkok Singles
Gold medal – first place 2003 Bangkok Team
Gold medal – first place 2005 Jeju-do Team
Gold medal – first place 2007 Yangzhou Singles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Yangzhou Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Yangzhou Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Bangkok Doubles
Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2005 New Delhi Singles
Gold medal – first place 2006 Kobe Singles
Silver medal – second place 2009 Hangzhou Singles

Wang Hao (Chinese: 王皓; pinyin: Wáng Hào; born 15 December 1983) is a retired Chinese table tennis player.[1][2] He became the World Champion in Men's Singles in Yokohama, Japan in May 2009, defeating three-time World Champion Wang Liqin 4–0.[3] His other notable accomplishments include being a three-time World Cup Champion in 2007, 2008 and 2010, a singles silver medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4] In January 2010, he was replaced by Ma Long as the #1 rank on the official ITTF world rankings.[5] He was previously ranked #1 on the official ITTF world rankings for 27 consecutive months, from October 2007 to December 2009.[6] In April 2011, he was again the top ranked male player in the world. He is known to execute the Reverse Penhold Backhand (RPB) with exceptional skill.

During his career, he has appeared twelve times in major world competition finals, which is a record. In men's singles, he has won the Asian Championship, Asian Cup, Asian Games, and Chinese National Games at least once.

Wang Hao retired from the national team by the end of 2014.[7]

Equipment[edit]

Wang Hao used a DHS Hurricane Hao blade(Special Blade for Wanghao : It's called N656) with a DHS Neo Skyline III Blue Sponge for forehand and Butterfly Sriver topsheet on Bryce sponge for his backhand.

Playing style[edit]

Wang uses a penhold grip. He is representative of a new wave of penhold players, having good attacking and defensive skills off both wings of the table. The greater freedom of the wrist involved in a penhold grip allows Wang Hao to generate large amounts of spin on the forehand side.[citation needed]

Compared to most pen-hold players on the professional circuit, Wang Hao uses the reverse-side for almost all shots on the backhand side, with the small exception of balls placed very slow and short within the table during serves. This style of using the reverse-side exclusively for the backhand was considered to be improper, and when he first joined the national team most players did not think highly of him.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Wang Hao and Yan Boya met in 2010 and they married in 2013.[9] The same year, they had a son, Wang Ruiting. Wang Hao stated he would prefer his son to not pursue table tennis.[10]

Achievements[edit]

ITTF World Tour 2017 German Open, Wang Hao as coach of Fan Zhendong
  • 1996: joined Jilin Provincial Table Tennis Team
  • 1998: joined National Team and turned pro
  • 1999 World Club Championships: Med 1.png Champion, team
  • 1999 Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships: Med 1.png Champion, team; Med 2.png runner-up, men's singles and men's doubles
  • 2000 World Club Championship: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's team
  • 2001 Ninth National Games: Med 1.png Champion, men's team
  • 2002 ITTF Pro Tour, Netherlands: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles; Med 3.png third, men's doubles
  • 2002 ITTF Pro Tour, Egypt: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles; Med 3.png third, men's doubles
  • 2003 47th World Table Tennis Championships: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's doubles : Med 3.png third, mixed doubles
  • 2003 ITTF Pro Tour, Croatia: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2003 ITTF Pro Tour, China: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's singles and men's doubles
  • 2003 ITTF Pro Tour, Denmark: Med 1.png Champion, men's doubles
  • 2003 ITTF Pro Tour, Sweden: Med 1.png Champion, men's doubles
  • 2003 Asian Table Tennis Championships: Med 1.png Champion, men's team and men's singles; Med 3.png third, men's doubles
  • 2004 47th World Team Table Tennis Championships: Med 1.png Champion, men's team
  • 2004 Olympics: Med 2.png Silver medal, men's singles
  • 2004 World Cup: Med 3.png Third, men's singles
  • 2004 ITTF Pro Tour, Greece: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles; Med 2.png runner-up, men's doubles
  • 2004 ITTF Pro Tour, South Korea: Med 1.png Champion, men's doubles; Med 2.png runner-up, men's singles
  • 2004 ITTF Pro Tour, Changchun: Med 1.png Champion, men's doubles; Med 2.png runner-up, men's singles
  • 2005 48th World Table Tennis Championships: Med 1.png Champion, men's doubles
  • 2005 Asia Cup: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2005 Asian Table Tennis Championships: Champion, men's team
  • 2005 Qatar Open: Med 1.png Champion, men's doubles
  • 2005 China Open: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's doubles (Harbin); Med 2.png Runner-up, men's singles (Shenzhen)
  • 2005 World Cup: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's singles
  • 2006 48th World Team Table Tennis Championships: Med 1.png Champion, men's team
  • 2006 World Cup: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's singles
  • 2006 ITTF Pro Tour, Slovenia: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2006 ITTF Pro Tour, Croatia: Med 1.png Champion, men's doubles
  • 2006 ITTF Pro Tour, Qatar: Med 1.png Champion, men's doubles
  • 2006 ITTF Pro Tour, Japan: Med 1.png Champion, men's doubles; Med 2.png runner-up, men's singles
  • 2006 Asian Games: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles and team
  • 2007 World Table Tennis Championships: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's doubles; Med 3.png third, men's singles
  • 2007 World Cup: Med 1.png Champion, men's team and men's singles
  • 2007 ITTF Pro Tour, Slovenia: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2007 ITTF Pro Tour, Croatia: Med 1.png Champion, men's doubles
  • 2007 ITTF Pro Tour, Shenzhen: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles and men's doubles
  • 2007 ITTF Pro Tour, Nanjing: Med 1.png Champion, men's doubles; Med 2.png runner-up, men's singles
  • 2007 ITTF Pro Tour, Japan: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles; Med 2.png runner-up, men's doubles
  • 2007 Asian Table Tennis Championships: Med 1.png Champion, men's team and men's singles; Med 2.png runner-up, men's doubles
  • 2008 Olympics: Med 1.png Champion, men's team
  • 2008 Olympics: Med 2.png Silver medal, men's singles
  • 2008 World Team Table Tennis Championships: Med 1.png Champion, men's team
  • 2008 World Cup: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2009 World Table Tennis Championships: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles and men's double with Chen Qi
  • 2009 Eleventh National Games: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles and mixed doubles and men's team
  • 2010 World Team Table Tennis Championships: Med 1.png Champion, men's team
  • 2010 World Cup: Med 1.png Champion, men's singles
  • 2010 Asian Games: Med 2.png Silver Medal, men's singles
  • 2011 World Table Tennis Championships: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's singles; Med 3.png third, men's doubles
  • 2011 World Cup: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's singles
  • 2012 Olympics: Med 2.png Silver medal, men's singles
  • 2012 Olympics: Med 1.png Champion, men's Team.
  • 2013 World Table Tennis Championships: Med 2.png Runner-up, men's singles

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WANG Hao". ittf.com. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  2. ^ "Wang Hao". 163.com (in Chinese). Archived from the original on June 30, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  3. ^ "2009 WTTC (Men's Singles)". ittf.com.
  4. ^ "WANG Hao (CHN)". ittf.com. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  5. ^ Ian Marshall (January 3, 2010). "Summit Reached at the End of a Long Hard Road". ittf.com. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  6. ^ "World ranking Record for WANG Hao (CHN)". ittf.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  7. ^ http://tabletennista.com/2014/12/wang-hao-officially-retired-from-the-national-team/
  8. ^ "Wang Hao Interview".
  9. ^ http://tabletennista.com/2013/8/wang-haos-love-at-first-sight/
  10. ^ http://tabletennista.com/2014/11/wang-hao-introduced-table-tennis-to-his-son-photos/

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