(; born December 15, 1983 in Changchun
) is a Chinese table tennis
player. He became the World Champion
in Men's Singles in Yokohama, Japan in May 2009, defeating 3-time World Champion Wang Liqin
4-0. Other notable accomplishments are the 3-time World Cup
Champion in 2007, 2008 and 2010, Singles Silver medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics
and 2008 Summer Olympics
Games. Having won both the World Cup and World Championship titles, Wang Hao still needs an Olympic Gold medal in order to earn a Grand Slam
, which would place him within the league of such legendary players as Jan-Ove Waldner
and Liu Guoliang
. In January 2010, Ma Long
replaced him as the #1 rank on the official ITTF world rankings. As of April 2011 he is again the top ranked male player in the world.
Wang Hao currently uses a DHS Hurricane Hao blade with a DHS Skyline III (Black) for his forehand and a Butterfly Sriver (Red) for his backhand.
Wang uses a pen hold 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... Read More