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Wang Hao was ranked #1 on the official ITTF world rankings for 27 consecutive months, from October 2007 to December 2009. 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.
Wang Hao Information:
- Native name: 王皓
- Family name: Wang
- Nationality: Chinese
- Born: December 15, 1983, Changchun, Jilin Province, China
- Playing-style: Offensive Penholder
- Highest Ranking: #1
- Height: 5 ft 9 in
- Weight: 154 lbs
Wang Hao Playing Style
Wang Hao 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.
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.
Wang Hao Highlights
Wang Hao Titles
|Olympic Games||Team||2||2008, 2012|
|World Championships||Double||2||2005, 2009|
|World Championships||Team||5||2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014|
|World Cup||Single||3||2007, 2008, 2010|
|World Cup||Team||4||2007, 2010, 2011, 2013|
|Asian Championships||Single||2||2003, 2007|
|Asian Championships||Team||3||2003, 2005, 2007|
|Asian Cup||Single||2||2005, 2006|
Wang Hao Equipment
- Blade: DHS Hurricane Hao 3 (N656)
- Forehand: DHS Neo Skyline III Blue Sponge
- Backhand: Butterfly Sriver top sheet on Bryce sponge
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