- Wang Hao (table tennis)
Infobox Tabletennis player
playername= Wang Hao
fullname = Wang Hao
nationality = CHN
playingstyle = Pen holder grip
birthdate = birth date and age|1983|12|1
Changchun, Jilin, China
height = height|m=1.75
weight = convert|70.0|kg|lb st|abbr=on|lk=on
Wang Hao (born
December 15, 1983in Changchun) is a Chinese table tennisplayer. Reigning World Cup Champion as of 2007, Singles Silver medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympicsand 2008 Summer OlympicsGames. Reigning world no.1. His boyish looks and resonating bass has also won him a large fanbase in Asia. As of the 2007 World Cup a majors titleholder.
Wang uses a penhold grip. He is representative of the new wave, having both superior attacking and defensive skills off both wings and possessing greater athleticism than ever before seen. However, his backhand is a standout stroke when one realises that he does not need to step around it to finish a point, something largely unheard of before Wang's domination, moreover he is capable of incredible shot making from his backhand side.
The greater freedom of the wrist involved in a penhold grip allows Wang Hao to generate superior amounts of spin. As a result he has greater angles at his disposal and is capable of high percentage attacking play well within the table, where other players would be jammed.
At its best as a driving ball forcing his opponent behind the table. Though not considered the best in the world, a solid and heavy ball that is also capable of shot making.
* [http://www.tabletennismaster.com/wang-hao.html Career profile of Wang Hao] - Table Tennis Master
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