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Liu Guoliang
2003-11-06 14:18:00   COC Website  

 

Name: LIU Guoliang
Gender: M
Date of birth: July 10, 1976
Place of birth: Xinxiang, Henan Province
Height: 1.68m
Weight: 60kg
Sport: Table tennis
Personal best: 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games - 1st singles and doubles

Sports career:
Started playing table tennis at the age of six. Joined the "August 1"  team in 1986 and the national team in 1991.

High performances:
1992 Asian Cup - 1st mixed doubles & team
1992 Asian Championships - 1st team and mixed doubles
1993 World Championships - 2nd team, 3rd doubles
1993 Swedish Open - 1st team & doubles (with Lin Zhigang)
1993 Finnish Open - 1st singles and doubles (with Lin Zhigang)
1993 Asian Cup - 3rd singles
1993 National Games - 1st doubles (with Wang Tao)
1994 Epson World Stars - 3rd singles
1994 National Championships - 1st team & doubles (with Lin Zhigang), 3rd mixed doubles (with Qiao Yunping)
1994 Asian Championships - 1st doubles (with Lin Zhigang), 2nd singles
1994 World Cup - 1st team
1994 Italian Open - 2nd doubles (with Xiong Ke)
1995 World Championships - 1st team, 2nd singles & 3rd doubles (with Lin Zhigang)
1995 China Stars - 2nd singles
1995 China Grand Prix - 1st doubles (with Wang Tao), 3rd singles
1995 World Cup - 3rd singles
1995 Asian Team Cup - 1st team
1996 Atlanta Olympic Games - 1st singles & doubles (with Kong Linghui)
1996 CTTA Cup - 1st doubles (with Kong Linghui), 3rd singles
1996 World Cup - 1st singles
1996 Asian Championships - 1st doubles, 2nd singles, mixed doubles & team
1996 China Open - 1st doubles
1997 World Championships - 1st doubles (with Kong Linghui), mixed doubles
 (with Wu Na) & team
1997 Brazilian Open - 1st singles and doubles
1997 Yugoslavian Open - 1st singles
1997 National Games - 1st doubles (with Wang Tao)
1997 ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals - 1st doubles
1998 Malaysian Open - 1st doubles (with Kong Linghui)
1998 Japan Open - 2nd singles
1998 National Club League Division A - 1st team
1998 Australian Open - 1st doubles (with Kong Linghui)
1998 China Open - 1st singles
1998 Qatar Open - 2nd doubles
1998 Italian Open - 1st singles
1998 ITTF World Pro Tour Grand Finals - 2nd singles
1998 Bangkok Asian Games - 1st team & doubles (with Kong Linghui), 2nd singles
1998 Asian Championships - 1st team & doubles (with Ma Lin), 3rd singles
1998 World Cup - 4th singles
1999 Eindhoven World Championships - 1st singles and doubles (with Kong Linghui)
1999 ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals - 2nd singles
1999 World Club Championships - 1st team
1999 Austrian Open - 1st doubles, 2nd singles
1999 German Team Open - 1st singles
2000 World Championships - 2nd team
2001 Brazilian Open - 1st singles and doubles
2001 China Open - 2nd singles
2001 US Open - 1st doubles
2001 Japan Open - 1st doubles
2001 Korea Open - 1st doubles
2001 World Team Championships - 1st team, 2nd doubles

Honours:

At present:
Retired in 2002. Became coach of the national men's team and student of HR management in Management School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Appointed leader of the coaching and research group and head coach of the national men's team on June 23, 2003.

Coaching experience:
Liu Guoliang is China's first table tennis player who has made a clean sweep of all titles at major world tournaments including World Championships, World Cup and Olympic Games. That's one of the reasons why he was appointed head coach of the national men's team at the age of 27.

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