China
Liu Shiwen
At the age of 7, she was sent to Guangzhou by her parents to develop her table tennis skills. 7 years later, in February 2004, Liu Shiwen was recruited for the Chinese national B-team. Even though Liu had not been selected for the singles event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, in the 2016-season of the Chinese Table Tennis Super League (CTTSL) team Wuhan paid the highest-ever transfer fee of 6,966 million Yuan (about 1,05 million US Dollars) for her. According to the rules of the CTTSL, the transfer fee must not be over 7 million Yuan. Liu's nickname in China is "Little date" (in the botanical sense, fruit of date palm).

Facts

World Ranking
1
Birthplace
Liaoning
Size
159 cm
Weight
46 kg
Style of play
right-handed, shakehand, attack

Achievements

Olympic Games
Winner Team 2016

World Championships
Runner-up Singles 2013/2015
Winner Team 2012/2014/2016
Winner Doubles 2015

World Cup

Winner 2009/2012/2013/2015

World Team Cup
Winner 2009/2010/2013/2015

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