Yang Zi

Yang Zi (born 19 June 1985 in PR China) is a table tennis player representing Singapore.

Yang Zi begin his table tennis in 2004 when he first participated in the ITTF Pro Tour. He has represented Singapore in many major events such as 15th Asian Games, 18th Commonwealth Games and 23rd SEA Games. As Singapore's second male table tennis player, this young paddler has won many awards in major events and has won Pro Tour titles.

In 2005, he won 2 Pro Tour Men's Singles U21 titles and won the Pro Tour Grand Finals Men's Singles U21 title. He also won the silver medal in the Beijing Invitational. Later he also managed to clinch 3 gold medals in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games and 2 golds in the 2006 Commonwealth Games. During the world's 2nd largest sports event, 15th Asian Games, Yang Zi, together with partner Li Jia Wei, won the bronze medal for the mixed doubles event. The pair made up of Yang and Gao Ning has also won many medals in the ITTF Pro Tour Events.

At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Yang Zi made it to the 4th round losing to Zoran Primorac of Croatia by a score of 4-2, however managing to defeat Marcos Freitas(POR) and Chuan Chih-Yuan(TPE) in the 2nd and 3rd rounds respectively.

As of 3rd September 2008 he is given a World Ranking of 29.

Biodata

Weight: 70kg
Height: 1.84m
Hobbies: Watching Movies, Surfing the Internet

Achievements

*2008
**Beijing Olympic Games
***Round of 16
**ITTF Pro Tour China Open
***Men's Team - Top 4 (Gao Ning, Cai Xiao Li)
**ITTF Pro Tour Chile Open
***Men's Doubles - 1st (Gao Ning)
*2007
**24th SEA Games
***Men's Team - Gold
***Men's Doubles - Gold (Gao Ning)
***Mixed Doubles - Gold (Li Jia Wei)
**ITTF Pro Tour Sweden Open
***Men's Doubles - 2nd (Gao Ning)
**ITTF Pro Tour German Open
***Men's Doubles - 2nd (Gao Ning)
**ITTF Pro Tour French Open
***Men's Doubles - Top 4 (Gao Ning)
**ITTF Pro Tour Austria Open
***Men's Doubles - 1st (Gao Ning)
**ITTF Pro Tour Taipei Open
***Men's Doubles - 2nd (Gao Ning)
**ITTF Pro Tour Japan Open
***Men's Doubles - Top 4 (Gao Ning)
**ITTF Pro Tour Korea Open
***Men's Doubles - 2nd (Gao Ning)
**17th Commonwealth Championships, India, Jaipur
***Men's Team - Gold
***Men's Singles - Silver
***Men's Doubles - Silver (Gao Ning)
***Mixed Doubles - Gold (Wang Yue Gu)
**ITTF Pro Tour Chille Open
***Men's Singles - Top 4
***Men's Doubles - 2nd (Gao Ning)
**ITTF Pro Tour Brazilian Open
***Men's Doubles - 2nd (Gao Ning)
**ITTF Pro Tour Indian Open
***Men's Doubles - 1st (Gao Ning)
**ITTF Pro Tour Taipei Open
***Men's Doubles - 2nd (Gao Ning)
*2006
**15th ASIAN Games
***Mixed Doubles - Bronze (Li Jia Wei)
**18th Commonwealth Games
***Men's Doubles - Gold (Cai Xiao Li)
***Mixed Doubles - Gold (Zhang Xueling)
***Men's Team - Silver
**ITTF Pro Tour German Open
***Men's Doubles - 2nd (partner: Gao Ning)
**ITTF Pro Tour Russia Open
***Men's Doubles - 2nd (partner: Gao Ning)
**ITTF Pro Tour Solovenia Open
***Men's Doubles - Top 4 (partner: Gao Ning)
*2005
**23rd SEA Games
***Men's Team - Gold
***Men's Doubles - Gold (Cai Xiao Li)
***Mixed Doubles - Gold (Zhang Xueling)
***Men's Singles - Bronze
**ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals
***Men's Singles U21 - 1st
**ITTF Pro Tour Chinese Taipei Open
***Men's Singles U21 - 1st
**ITTF Pro Tour Japan Open
***Men's Singles U21 - 1st

External links

[http://www.stta.org.sg/ Singapore Table Tennis Association]
[http://www.ittf.com/ International Table Tennis Ferderation]


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