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Qiao Hong
2003-11-06 14:01:00   COC Website  


Name: QIAO Hong
Gender: W
Date of birth: November 21, 1968
Place of birth: Wuhan, Hubei Province
Height: 1.62m
Weight: 62kg
Sport: Table tennis
Personal best: 1996 Atlantic Olympic Games - 1st doubles

Sports career:
Began table tennis training as a primary school pupil in 1975. Joined the Hubei provincial table tennis team in 1980 and the national team in December 1987.

High performances:
1987 National Games - 2nd singles
1988 National Championships - 1st team
1988 Chinese Table Tennis Association Cup - 1st team
1988 Romanian Open - 1st singles & team
1991 World Championships - 1st singles & doubles
1992 Barcelona Olympic Games - 1st doubles, 2nd singles
1996 Atlanta Olympic Games - 1st doubles, 2nd singles

1987 - Awarded the title of Master of Sports
1989 - Awarded the title of International Master of Sports
1990 - Selected one of National Top Ten Athletes
1993 - Named Best Table Tennis Player of the year 1992
February 1996 - Selected one of National Top Ten Table Tennis Players
August 1996 - Awarded National Sports Medal of Honour and First-class Medal of Sports by the State Physical Culture and Sports Commission
December 2002 - Cited for outstanding contributions to China's table tennis

At present:
Went to Japan after the 1996 Olympic Games where she played for Panasonic Electric Co. Ltd. Returned to China in June 1997 for the 8th National Games. Continued to be a player and coach for Panasonic Company in 1998. Come back again to represent Shandong Luneng Team in the National Table Tennis Clubs League in 2000. Studied education at Sports Science Institute of South China Normal University during September 2001 and 2003 and attained a Bachelor's degree. Coach of the national table tennis team since January 2003.

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