Last Updated on February 21, 2023 by Sorin Petroj
Wang Chuqin is a Chinese professional table tennis player born in the Jilin part of China. He was born on 11 May 2000. Wang is one of the rising stars in table tennis from China. At a young age, he made many accomplishments in the history of Table tennis in China.
Wang Chuqin began playing table tennis in various youth league games when he was young. He started gaining popularity in 2018 when he won a team event in one of the world championships, the Asian games in Jakarta, and the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
Today this article brings you a biography of Wang Chuqin.
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We will see his early life, achievements, family, ranking, equipment, and net worth, among others. Let’s begin by looking at his profile:
Wang Chuqin Player Profile
- Full name: Wang Chuqin
- Nickname: Tou Tou, Wang C.Q.
- Age: 22 years old
- Current ITTF ranking: 3rd place
- Highest ITTF ranking: 3rd place
- Playing style: left-handed, shakehand style attack grip
- Height: 1.82m (6 ft)
- Weight: 66 kg
- Team: Chinese National Team
- Coach: Ravi Ubha
- Equipment: Rubber: DHS Hurricane 3 National Blue Sponge (FH, Black), Butterfly Tenergy 05 (BH)
- Blade: DHS W968
Wang Chuqin Early Life
Although not so much has been documented on Chuqin’s early life as a table tennis player, he began playing table tennis in 2012 at 12. Wang Chuqin has been a member of China’s first national table tennis team since 2015.
He was also recently asked to join the Olympic team participating in the 2020 Olympic Games. Plans are underway for him to play in the Olympic team.
His debut win was in the 2014 edition of the ITTF World Tour in Argentina, where he became the under-21 men’s singles 1st runner’s up.
At just 14 years, he pulled a significant and noteworthy performance in Brazil with two semi-final finishes at under 21 and senior level.
Wang Chuqin has achieved so much, yet he is so young. His achievements have continued to put China at the top of the list as one of the best countries in table tennis.
In 2017, he got a Gold medal in the under-18 at the China Junior and Cadet Open. His success continued in the Asian Junior and Cadet Championships and World Junior Championships.
Wang was prepared for more challenges ahead. He helped China secure Gold in the men’s team 2018 World Team Championships and the Asian games of the same year.
Towards the end of 2018, he won in the singles event beating Tomokazu Harimoto. He also won in the mixed team events with his partner – Sun Yingsha.
In 2019, he won Gold at the ITTF World Tour events in Budapest and secured his first men’s singles trophy in Stockholm. The same year, he and Ma Long became men’s doubles champions. He often remembers this as a considerable accomplishment he will cherish for the rest of his life.
Wang Chuqin won Gold alongside his teammates Fan Zhendong, Ma Long, Liang Jingkun, and Lin Gaoyuan at the 2022 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Chengdu.
With an impressive four-time world championship title in both team and mixed doubles play, it’s no surprise he was also the first player to win the first super tournament of the WTT Smashes tournament in China.
Wang Chuqin VS Fan Zhendong
On 23 October 2022, Wang beat another top player, Fan Zhendong, in the final at the WTT Championships Macao 2022. Wang also won against Dang Qiu in the quarterfinals of the WTTC finals in Xin Xiang on 30 October 2022 before defeating Ma Long in the semi-finals and Tomokazu Harimoto in the final. He got 4 points over Harimoto, who got 2.
The main highlights of his career in table tennis have been winning the Chinese National Championship twice and Gold in the men’s singles and mixed team events at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.
Although he is young, he has managed to cause so much uproar in Chinese team table tennis history. His impact is excellent compared to other veteran players like Ma Long and Lin Gaoyuan as they were starting. All these wins make him a great asset and a leader in talent for the Chinese National team.
Summary of Wang Chuqin’s Achievements:
- World Championships: 1. place; Men’s team world championship; 2018 Halmstad, 2022 Chengdu, 1. place; doubles; 2019 Budapest, mixed doubles; 2021 Houston
- WTT Cup Finals: 1. place; singles; 2022 Xinxiang, World Cup: 3. place; 2021 Singapore
- Asian Games: 1. place; mixed doubles; 2018 Jakarta
- Teams; 2018 Jakarta, 2020 team competition – silver medal
- Youth Olympic Games: 1. place; mixed doubles world championship singles; 2018 Bueno Aires
- Mixed team; 2018 Bueno Aires
- Macao 2022 WTT Champions (Wang Chuqin & Sun Yingsha)
Wang Chuqin is a rising star on the international table tennis scene as one of China’s most talented junior players. At just 21 years old, he has already made remarkable achievements as an athlete, starting with his Asian youth championship win in 2013.
Having won the world youth championship three times in 2014, 2015, and 2017, Wang’s world-class table tennis talent has been showcased on the world stage.
Since then, he has gone on to win the Asian youth championship in 2017 for juniors; the team world championships in 2018 and 2022; the Asian games in 2018; as well as the Asian championship and youth olympic games in 2018.
This gave him the momentum to win silver in the 2013 cadets men’s doubles world championship and Gold in the 2015 and 2017 World Youth Championships. Also, Wang Chuqin recently won Gold at the 2019 WTT Grand Smashes in Singapore and again at this year’s competition edition.
Wang Chuqin Playing Style
Wang Chuqin uses the Chinese shakehand grip. Wang is a left-handed table tennis player. He plays best when he is at close distances on the table.
He is very flexible in his style of play. This explains why he can play well and win in mixed doubles and team competitions. He matches up to the needs of different players and ensures perfect collaboration.
His good collaboration also tells us that he values team spirit.
Wang Chuqin can dictate play because he can open different angles of the backhand. He is also relatively fast and has terrific table tennis footwork in a game.
Wang Chuqin’s Personal and Family Life
Chuqin’s mother is Lu Shi, and his Dad is Wan Zongcheng.
He is currently dating Sun Yingsha – another renowned female Chinese table tennis player. They are not married yet, nor do they have any kids together.
Wang Chuqin Net Worth
His basic salary totals up to $218,880 Million approximately. Wang Chuqin’s net worth is estimated to be between $1-5 Million.
He currently ranks in 3rd position according to International Table Tennis Federation ITTF ranking as of January 2023. His highest ranking has been 3rd as of 1 November 2022.
He has proved his world-class credentials with impressive performances, including winning the World Cadet Challenge in 2013 and the Asian Youth Championship in 2013 for cadets and 2015 and 2017 for juniors.
Due to his skills and world-class championship wins, Wang Chuqin is already being tipped as a potential world champion in the near future.
Ma Long vs Wang Chuqin
Wang has faced Ma Long in several competitions where they have competed for head-on and with partners in the teams, mixed teams, and doubles competitions.
In all the times they have met, Wang emerged as the winner five times while Ma Long has won four competitions. So in total, they have competed nine times.
This is the highlight of the games and scores:
- The 2022 WTT Cup Finals and Championships in the men’s singles were 4:3 and 3:2, respectively.
- 2022 WTTC European Summer Series WTT Star Contender in the men’s singles – 4:3
- 2020 ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open Doha in the men’s singles – 4:3
- 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum Australian Open in the men’s singles – 4:2
- 2018 World Tour China Open Men’s Singles – 1:4
- 2020 ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open Doha men’s doubles world championship – 0:3. Lost to Ma Long and Xu Xin.
- 2020 WTT Macao in the men’s singles – 1:5
- 2022 Singapore Smash in the men’s singles – 2:3
Harimoto Tomokazu vs Wang Chuqin
Wang defeated Harimoto Tomokazu eight times, while Harimoto only beat him once. They have met in nine competitions on average.
Wang defeated Harimoto (one of the best Japanese professional table tennis players) 4-2 in the World TT Cup finals men’s singles in Xin Xiang, China.
- In the World Team Table Tennis Championships men’s semi-finals in Chengdu, Wang lost to Harimoto. Scores: 3-1.
- In the 2022 WTT Cup finals in the men’s singles, Wang won 4:2.
- 2022 WTT European Summer Series – WTT Star Contender Mixed Doubles. Wang won 3:2 along with Wang Manyu.
- In the 2021 World TT mixed doubles world championship, Wang and Sun Yingsha won. Scores: 3:0.
- In the 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum Australian Open men’s singles, Wang won 4:0.
- 2019 ITTF World Tour Korea Open Men’s singles, Wang Chuqin, won 4:2.
- In the 2018 Olympics Games Junior Boys’ singles finals, he won 4:1.
- In the 2018 World Tour Korean Open mixed doubles world championship, he won along with Sun Yingsha getting a score of 3:0.
Wang Chuqin Equipment History
Wang Chuqin uses Hurricane 3 for his forehand and Tenergy 05 for his backhand.
Wang’s DHS Hurricane 3 Rubber
It is the highest-quality rubber in the Hurricane series. Hurricane 3 is a medium-hard rubber with fantastic spin and speed. It is also the best rubber for loop drives. Many Chinese professional table tennis players use this rubber. It is meant for players with a controlled playing style and relatively good attacking skills.
The rubber adds strength and produces a long arc that increases the ball control and exerts fast attack and loop drives closest to the table. This explains why Wang is so good at playing at distances close enough to the table.
It has pimples that enhance the spin of 40+ Celluloid-free table tennis balls.
However, this rubber increases spin, speed, and control.
- Speed – 8.5
- Spin – 9.3
- Control – 8.6
- Thickness – 2.15mm
Wang Chuqin Backhand Rubber – Tenergy 05
Tenergy 05 gives the user a unique combination of a high-tension rubber and a tacky surface. It combines Spring sponge and high-tension technology that allows you to hold the ball on the racket for an extended period. It is also an all-around rubber that consists of a Japanese rubber sheet.
The pimples of this rubber are code number 05 and allow for a great deal of spin. It is one of the most successful rubbers worldwide; no wonder it is preferred by most players.
It enables a variety of topspin plays to be produced for your opponent.
Wang uses it on the Viscaria blade, forming a perfect combination with the Tenergy 05 rubber. You can use the Butterfly Free Chack II table tennis glue when assembling the rubber to the racket.
- Speed – 13
- Spin – 11.5
- Density – 36
Wang Chuqin Blade W968
Firstly, there is no difference between the W968 blade and DHS Hurricane Long 5 blade. Ma Long uses this blade as well. It is the best ping pong blade for professional players who love fast and powerful topspins (like many Chinese players).
Secondly, it has a comfortable flared hand grip. It also has a base type (off+), meaning it is the best blade for an offensive player since it works well both in defense and offense.
The blade has seven plies, five wood, and two arylate carbons.
This table tennis blade offers good speed, spin, and ball control. The edge is more elastic, and the hitting speed is fast too. When hitting the backspin, the impact is powerful.
You can easily control the height and ball placement, especially when doing drop shots. When defending, the blade holds the ball for a long time and absorbs the spin looped or pulled by the opponents. As mentioned earlier, this blade is more suitable for offensive defense.
Moreover, it is a balanced, comprehensive blade with a high error tolerance rate and relatively stable defense.
- Handle – FL
- Plies – 7 (5W & 2AC)
- Thickness – 5.9mm
- Weight – 90g
- Control – 9.5
- Speed – 9.3
- Spin – 9.5
Wang’s Suspension from Table Tennis International Competitions
While many expectations are placed on this young player, he is currently ending his 3-month suspension due to indiscipline which portrayed a lousy gesture of unsportsmanship.
He broke the code of ethics for table tennis by throwing his racket to the table, showing some frustration after losing. This was last November at the ITTF World Tour Event in Linz, Austria.
Hopefully, he should be getting back this February. Still, his ITTF Rankings didn’t drop so far.
The above information shows that Wang Chuqin is a talented athlete and table tennis player. If he constantly keeps up with reasonable effort, he’ll be the world’s leading player in table tennis.
He started to play in international competitions recently, and within a short period, he reached the top three world rankings. This indeed requires a lot of hard work, persistence, consistency, and dedication to get here.
For instance, he continues to threaten veteran players of China who are challenged to work harder and keep improving their skills and technique.
We hope that he will be able to maintain and even exceed the number 3 rank. He should look for other great players from Japan, Sweden, and Korea.
The question is, will he be able to defend China’s topmost position on ITTF Rankings?
If Chuqin keeps up with this trend, his name will soon be the only name mentioned by every table tennis enthusiast worldwide.