Vladimir Samsonov is a Belarusian professional table tennis player. He is known in China as the “Tai Chi Master” because of his superb all-around style, both offensive and defensive. Samsonov competed at six consecutive Olympics between 1996 and 2016, placing fourth individually in 2000 and 2016.
Vladimir Samsonov Information:
- Full name: Vladimir Viktorovich Samsonov; Uładzimir Viktaravich Samsonaŭ
- Nickname: Vladi
- Nationality: Belarus
- Born: April 17, 1976, Minsk, Belarus
- Playing-style: Right-handed, shakehand grip
- Highest Ranking: #1
- Height: 6 ft 3 in
- Weight: 183 lbs
Vladimir Samsonov Highlights
|World Cup||Single||3||1999, 2001, 2009|
|European Championships||Single||3||1998, 2003, 2005|
|European Championships||Mixed Double||1||1996|
Vladimir Samsonov Equipment
Blade: Tibhar Fortino Pro
Forehand: Tibhar EVOLUTION MX-P50
- This version confers the highest dynamic and thus makes MX-P the fastest rubber of the EVOLUTION rubber family. Thanks to the perfect adjustment of the pimple geometry we managed to produce a rubber with more flexibility conferring to attacking balls extra energy. Thanks to this specificity, MX-P is very well adapted to any player’s game, making no concession in terms of speed and spin.
- The ball/bat contact time of the MX-P is longer than the reference time, thus conferring much more sensation.
- EVOLUTION MX-P: chosen by topspin
- players willing to feel the necessary pressure of their strokes at the table and at half distance.
- Speed 125, Control 80, Spin 120
Backhand: Tibhar Evolution MX-S