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      Name: Zhang Jike

      Nationality: China

      Date Of Birth: February 16, 1988

      Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
      Weight 70 kg (150 lb, 11 st)


      Zhang Jike playing a forehand against compatriot Wang Hao in the final of
      the Men's Singles at the London 2012 Olympics!
      Photo by: Source: Feng Li/Getty Images Europe

      Current World Ranking: 4 (Since July 2013)
      July 2013 World Rankings found here

      Career Update: Reigning Olympic Champion Zhang Jike has recently won the 2013 World Table Tennis Championships. Zhang Jike is a grand slam holder and is on his way to winning two grand slams (Olympic Gold, World Championships and World Cup).

      Zhang Jike entered the ITTF world rankings in 2002. A lot has gone on since that day!


      Zhang Jike the new Olympic Champion! - Photo by: ITTF

      TableTennisDaily footage of the Chinese National Team training

      We caught Zhang Jike in the training hall of the Werner Schlager Academy in preparation for the 2013 WTTC. More videos, pictures, discussions and information here.



      Playing Style: Zhang Jike is a right handed two winged dynamic attacker. His unique aggressive style of play puts his players on the defensive within seconds. Jike and compatriot Ma Long have dominated the table tennis scene throughout the whole of 2011 and continue to do so in 2012. Zhang has adopted one of the strongest backhands in the game, and is compared similar to the characteristics of table tennis legend Kong Linghui.


      Greatest Results

      Click HERE to watch the match of Zhang Jike's most recent competition win.

      2013: World Table Tennis Men's Singles Champion
      2012: London 2012 Olympics: Men's Singles Gold Medalist
      2012: London 2012 Olympics: Men's Team Gold Medalist (CHINA)
      2012 Korea Open World Tour: Men's Singles Champion
      2012 World Team Championships - Gold Medallist
      2011 World Championships: Men's Singles Champion
      2011 Men's World Cup: Men's Singles Champion
      2011 German Open: Men's Singles & Men's Doubles Champion
      2011 United Arab Emirates Open: Men's Doubles Champion
      2011 Slovenian Open: Men's Doubles Champion
      2010 Asian Cup: Men's Singles Champion
      2010 China Open: Men's Singles Champion
      2010 World Championships: Men's Team Gold Medallist
      2010 Kuwait Open: Men's Doubles Champion
      2003 World Junior Circuit: Boys Singles Champion

      Equipment and sponsor: Zhang Jike uses a Butterfly Viscaria Faire blade. The rubbers Jike uses are a black DHS Neo Hurricane III National Version (Blue Sponge) for his forehand and a red Butterfly Tenergy 64 for his backhand.

      Pictures of Zhang Jike's Equipment


      Club Represents

      Zhang Jike is currently representing Shandong Luneng Club. One of China's major Table Tennis Teams in the Super League.

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      Comments 11 Comments
      1. AllenTT's Avatar
        AllenTT -
        I'm pretty sure he is around 5 ft 10 in. He's a bit taller than Ma Long, who is 5 ft 9 in.
      1. YosuaYosan's Avatar
        YosuaYosan -
        Dat legs!
      1. NJ7's Avatar
        NJ7 -
        Now, he deserves to be no.1
      1. MundoTT's Avatar
        MundoTT -
        XD wooow amazing XD you are the best!!!!!!
      1. TableTennisDaily's Avatar
        TableTennisDaily -
        Olympic Champion!
      1. zgank jike's Avatar
        zgank jike -
        the one and only )
      1. strideforward's Avatar
        strideforward -
        something's wrong with the height stat. i heard of two versions. one is 178cm, the other is 181cm.
      1. Alborz's Avatar
        Alborz -
        i think he is 178 .
      1. altherenz00's Avatar
        altherenz00 -
        I want to buy DHS hurricane 3 national blue sponge like his fh rubber,how do i know if its fake?
      1. altherenz00's Avatar
        altherenz00 -
        TableTennisDaily how to boost a DHS Neo H3 National version (blue sponge)?
      1. Matthias Herzog's Avatar
        Matthias Herzog -
        are the sponge in max?, i dont see that
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