Wang Liqin & His Equipment

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Wang Liqin holds three majors (3 World Championships). He has been ranked #1 by ITTF for 25 consecutive months, from September 2000 to September 2002, which is the second-longest period for being consecutive #1 of the world as of January 2011. At the end of 2013, Wang Liqin retired from the national team

Wang Liqin Information:

  • Full name: Wang Liqin
  • Native name: 王励勤
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Born: June 18, 1978, Shanghai, China
  • Playing-style: Shakehand grip
  • Highest Ranking: #1
  • Height: 6 ft 1 in
  • Weight: 165.3 lbs

Wang Liqin Playing Style

Wang is the type who changes his playing equipment often. He has perhaps used more than 10 different models of rackets, some of them for a longer period of time, e.g. The Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit, Stiga Clipper CR, Offensive CR, Rosewood V, DHS Hurricane King II, III, and some of Nittaku’s models. His main forehand rubber is DHS Hurricane II, III, TG III. It is said that he had used Nittaku Hammond, the Tenergy series, and many other rubbers for his backhand.

Wang Liqin uses the shakehand grip. He plays a forehand-dominated style with the occasional backhand loop to open a topspin rally. His above average height allows him additional leverage for acceleration and momentum, creating more powerful shots. Many often describe him as possessing one of the most unusual and powerful forehand shots.

Wang Liqin Highlights

Wang Liqin Titles

GamesTypeGold MedalYear
Olympic GamesDouble12000
Olympic GamesTeam12008
World ChampionshipsSingle32001, 2005, 2007
World ChampionshipsDouble22001, 2003
World ChampionshipsMixed Double22005, 2007
World ChampionshipsTeam42001, 2004, 2006, 2008
World CupTeam32007, 2011, 2013
Asian GamesSingle11998
Asian GamesMixed Double11998
Asian GamesTeam21998, 2002

Wang Liqin Equipment


Wang Liqin is the type who changes his playing equipment often. He has perhaps used more than 10 different model of rackets, some of them for a longer period of time. E.g:

The Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit

Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit Table Tennis Blade - Arylate-Carbon Fiber Blade - Professional Butterfly Table Tennis Blade - Available in AN, FL, and ST handle styles - Made in Japan
  • The Timo Boll Spirit is a classic blade for the European looping playing style
  • 5 wood and 2 ALC plies create a wonderful balance of speed and control
  • An enlarged sweet spot results in more consistent play, reducing mishits and errors
  • Same Arylate-carbon fiber plies as the popular Timo Boll ALC and Viscaria blades
  • Available in Anatomic, Flared, and Straight shakehand handle styles

Stiga Clipper CR

STIGA Clipper CR Table Tennis Blade (Master(FL))
  • Famous throughout the world for it’s speed and appreciated particularly by players who want extra power behind their stroke.
  • Clipper is used by many world class players.
  • Increased speed with maintained “STIGA touch” because of the CR system.

Stiga Offensive CR

Stiga Rosewood V

DHS Hurricane King II

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DHS Hurricane King III

Rubber Forehand

  • DHS Hurricane II
  • DHS Hurricane III
  • DHS Hurricane TG III

Rubber Backhand

Nittaku Hammond

Tenergy series

 Butterfly Timo Boll SpiritDHS Hurricane King 2NITTAKU Wang LiqinStiga Clipper CR
Piles5 + 2557
Material5 Wood + 2 ALCAll WoodAll WoodAll Wood
Thickness5.8 mm5.7 mm6.0 mm6.4 mm

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