Fan Zhendong (simplified Chinese: 樊振东; traditional Chinese: 樊振東; born 22 january 1997 in Guangzhou) is a Chinese table tennis player. In 2016 he won the World Cup and become Vice- World Champion in 2017.
|Nicknames||Lao Wa= cut cat|
|Olympic||Team- winner (2016)|
|World Championships||Vice-champion (2017), 3rd place (2015), Team champion (2014, 2016, 2018)|
Career[change | change source]
In the world rankings Fan appeared for the first time in 2012, when he won alle four titles (Singles, Doubles, Mixed, Team) at the Youth World Championship. Because of good performances in the Chinese Trials, he was even nominated in 2013 for the men's competition at the World Championship. There Fan came to the Round of 32, where he lost to Zhang Jike. In the same year he won with the team the Asian Championship.
In 2014, Fan Zhendong with his team won the WTTC. At the Asian Cup he lost to Chen Chien-An. At the World Championship in 2015 he came to the semifinals, where he lost to Ma Long, but still won bronze. At the Asian championships in the same year he won all four titles. At the World Cup he became Vice- World Cup champion, because he lost in the final against Ma Long. In the World Cup in 2016 he won in the final against Xu Xin. Fan with his team won the World Championships again.
At the China Open in June 2017 he boykotts and had to pay a fine of 20,000 Dollars. At the Grand Finals he won gold in the singles category. After winning the Qatar Open in 2018 it's the first time that he's world number one. With the Chinese team he won the WTTTC, too.
Results from the ITTF-database[change | change source]
|CHN||2012||Youth World Championships||India||Hyberabad||Gold||Gold||Gold||Gold|
|CHN||2013||World Championships||France||Paris||R 32|
|CHN||2015||World Team Cup||Arabia||Dubai||Gold|
|CHN||2016||World Championships||Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||Gold|
|CHN||2016||Olympic Games||Brazil||Rio de Janeiro||no part.||Gold|
|CHN||2017||China Open||China||Tianijn||R 16|
Successes[change | change source]
World Championships[change | change source]
- 2015 Bronze in Singles
- 2017 Silver in Singles
- 2015 Silver in Doubles
- 2017 Gold in Doubles
Olympic Games[change | change source]
- 2016 Gold with the Team
World Cup[change | change source]
- 2015 Silver in Singles
- 2016 Gold in Singles
- 2015 Gold with the Team
- 2018 Gold with the Team
- 2020 Gold in singles
References[change | change source]
- "Fan Zhendong - Google Search". www.google.de. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
- Mag, Butterfly. "World Cup 2016 – Der Durchbruch – Butterfly Magazine". www.butterflymag.com (in German). Archived from the original on 2018-05-05. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
- "Tischtennis: China holt sich den 20. WM-Titel". Spiegel Online. 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2018-04-07.