Li Xiaoxia (simplified Chinese: 李晓霞; traditional Chinese: 李曉霞; pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎoxiá; born 16 January 1988) is a Chinese table tennis Grand Slam champion.[1]

Li Xiaoxia
Mondial Ping - Women's Singles - Final - Li Xiaoxia.jpg
Personal information
Native name李晓霞
NationalityChinese
Born (1988-01-16) January 16, 1988 (age 34)[1]
Anshan, Liaoning, China
Playing styleRight-handed, shakehand grip
Highest ranking1 (November 2008)[2]
Current ranking3 (December 2016)
ClubShandong Luneng Group
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
Medal record
Women's Table Tennis
Representing  China
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 3 1 0
World Championships 9 5 2
World Cup 7 2 0
Total 19 8 2
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Singles
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Singles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Bremen Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Guangzhou Team
Gold medal – first place 2009 Yokohama Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2011 Rotterdam Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2012 Dortmund Team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Paris Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2013 Paris Singles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Tokyo Team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Kuala Lumpur Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Zagreb Singles
Silver medal – second place 2007 Zagreb Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2010 Moscow Team
Silver medal – second place 2011 Rotterdam Singles
Silver medal – second place 2015 Suzhou Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Yokohama Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Suzhou Singles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2007 Magdeburg Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Kuala Lumpur Singles
Gold medal – first place 2009 Linz Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Dubai Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Magdeburg Team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Guangzhou Team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Dubai Team
Silver medal – second place 2011 Singapore Singles
Silver medal – second place 2014 Linz Singles

CareerEdit

She trained in the Jiangsu Wuxi Shanhe Club in Wuxi, China. Her trainer is Li Sun, who is also the mentor of Olympic gold medal winner Zhang Yining. As of April 2011, she occupies the top place on the ITTF women's world ranking.[2] In terms of achievements, she is one of the most successful female table tennis players (alongside Ding Ning, Deng Yaping, Wang Nan, Zhang Yining) having won the gold medal in each of the Table Tennis World Cup, the Table Tennis World Championships, and the Olympic Games.

In January 2017, she announced her retirement on social media website Weibo, stating "I have to say goodbye to you even though I feel it a pity to do so. Goodbye, my beloved table tennis. Goodbye, my prestigious Chinese team."[citation needed]

Career recordsEdit

Singles (as of July 23, 2011)[3]
  • Olympic Games: winner (2012).[4]
  • World Championships: winner (2013); runner-up (2007, 11); semi-finalist (2009, 2015).
  • World Cup appearances: 5. Record: winner (2008); runner-up (2011, 14); 3rd (2009).
  • Pro Tour winner (9): China (Shenzhen) Open 2005; Qatar, German, Swedish Open 2007; Singapore, China (Shanghai) Open 2008; China Open 2010, China (Shanghai) Open 2012, Kuwait Open 2016
    Runner-up (5): Qatar Open 2006; Kuwait, Japan Open 2008; Slovenian, German Open 2011.
  • Pro Tour Grand Finals appearances: 3. Record: winner (2007); runner-up (2006).
  • Asian Games: winner (2010).
  • Asian Championships: runner-up (2007, 09).
  • Asian Cup: 2nd (2005).
Women's Doubles
  • World Championships: winner (2009, 11); runner-up (2007, 15).
  • Pro Tour winner (18): China (Wuxi), Austrian Open 2004; Slovenian Open 2006; Croatian, Qatar, Kuwait, Japan, China (Nanjing), German Open 2007; China (Suzhou) Open 2009; China, Austrian Open 2010; Slovenian, Qatar, UAE, German, Austrian Open 2011; Japan Open 2016
    Runner-up (15): Egypt, German, Dutch, Polish, Danish Open 2002; Croatian, China (Kunshan), China (Guangzhou) Open 2006; Slovenian Open 2007; Korea, China (Shanghai) Open 2008; English, China (Suzhou) Open 2011; China (Shanghai) Open 2012; Kuwait Open 2016
  • Pro Tour Grand Finals appearances: 3. Record: winner (2007, 2011); SF (2006).
  • Asian Games: winner (2006, 10).
  • Asian Championships: winner (2007, 09).
Mixed Doubles
  • Asian Championships: winner (2009); SF (2005).
  • World Junior Championships: winner (2003)
Team
  • Olympic Games: Winner (2012, 2016)
  • World Championships: winner (2006, 08, 12); runner-up (2010).
  • World Team Cup: 1st (2007, 09, 10, 11).
  • Asian Games: 1st (2006, 10).
  • Asian Championships: 1st (2003, 07, 09).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ITTF players' profiles". International Table Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  2. ^ a b "ITTF world ranking". International Table Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 2010-07-18. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  3. ^ "ITTF Statistics". International Table Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  4. ^ "Li of China wins women's singles table tennis gold". Retrieved 2012-08-01.

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