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

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.

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Wang Liqin Highlights

Wang Liqin Titles

Games Type Gold Medal Year
Olympic Games Double 1 2000
Olympic Games Team 1 2008
World Championships Single 3 2001, 2005, 2007
World Championships Double 2 2001, 2003
World Championships Mixed Double 2 2005, 2007
World Championships Team 4 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008
World Cup Team 3 2007, 2011, 2013
Asian Games Single 1 1998
Asian Games Mixed Double 1 1998
Asian Games Team 2 1998, 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
  • Stiga Clipper CR
  • Stiga Offensive CR
  • Stiga Rosewood V
  • DHS Hurricane King II
  • 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 Spirit DHS Hurricane King 2 NITTAKU Wang Liqin Stiga Clipper CR
Brand Butterfly DHS NITTAKU Stiga
Piles 5 + 2 5 5 7
Material 5 Wood + 2 ALC All Wood All Wood All Wood
Thickness 5.8 mm 5.7 mm 6.0 mm 6.4 mm
Weight 87g 89g 90g 95g
Handle FL, ST, AN FL FL FL
Speed 8.78 7.00 7.00 7.50
Control 7.92 5.40 7.67 7.50
Spin 8.40 7.60 9.11 7.50

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