Chuang Chih-Yuan

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Birth DateApril 2, 1981 (age 36)
GenderMale
GripShakehand
Teams
Chinese Taipei National Team
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Werder Bremen
Country China Taipei

Equipment

Forehand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 64
Backhand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 64
Blade Butterfly Special Made (Arylate Carbon)

Top Achievements

2013 World Table Tennis Championship Men Doubles Champion
2002 World Tour Grand Finals Men Champion

Chuang Chih Yuan was born in Chinese Taipei to a family of table tennis players. Both his parents and older brother where all athletes of the sport. He started playing and competing at the age of 8 and in 1993, he was sent to the Chinese Second National Team to train. 

After six years, Chuang Chih Yuan traveled to Germany to play, where he was able to create a right mix of the speed from the Asians and the rotation from the Europeans. In particular, his speed was something very difficult for a lot of players to get adapted with. 

Chuang Chih Yuan's biggest year was in 2002. He made a very big surprise in the Busan Asian Games after he defeated the Chinese Grand Slam champion Kong Linghui to seal a seat in the finals of the Men's Singles. Facing Wang Liqin in the finals, he had to settle for silver. 

Before that year ended, Chuang Chih Yuan got qualified for the ITTF Grand Finals and made it into the highest position in the medal podium. He defeated Kong Linghui again for this year, forcing the Grand Slam champion to an early exit. In the semifinals, he survived another Chinese player, Wang Hao. 

Chuang Chih Yuan reached the finals, facing Greek Kalinikos Kreanga. It was another intense battle for him in the competition but he endured everything. He succeeded the final match with 4-3, and got the Men's Singles championship title. 

However in subsequent world competitions, Chuang Chih Yuan's progress didn't continue to flourish. In 2005 World Championships, he was defeated by Japanese Jun Mizutani. Two years after in Zagreb, he faced Wang Hao and unlike in 2002, Chuang Chih Yuan lost, failing to advance into the quarterfinals. 

In 2008 Olympics, he lost to Singaporean Yang Zi, blocked in the third round. A year later, he was defeated by Panagiotis Gionis in Yokohama. In 2011 Rotterdam World Championships, he failed to survive a full seven-set match against Leung Chu Yan. He just lasted in the second round. 

Currently, at age 33, Chuang Chih Yuan has maintained his position in the world's top ten. He is ranked in 8th spot as of September 2014.

Chuang Chih-Yuan News Feed

  • Chuang Chih-Yuan Won The 2016 Hungarian Open (Videos)

    Chuang Chih-Yuan Won The 2016 Hungarian Open (Videos)

    Pro Tour Chuang Chih-Yuan is the 2016 Hungarian Open's champion. The Taiwanese player showed no mercy to his teammate Chen Chien-An in the final and collected the first World Tour's title of 2016. In men's doubles Chuang and Huang Sheng-Sheng captured the ...
  • Chinese-Taipei Dominates The 2016 Hungarian Open (Videos)

    Chinese-Taipei Dominates The 2016 Hungarian Open (Videos)

    Pro Tour Chinese-Taipei booked three places in men's semifinals of the 2016 Hungarian Open. Chuang Chih-Yuan, top seed, Chen Chien-An and Chiang Hung-Chieh are in semifinals. Simon Gauzy is the only European player in competition. 
  • 2016 Hungary Open's Main Draw Released!

    2016 Hungary Open's Main Draw Released!

    Pro Tour The ITTF 2016 World Tour has begun. Yesterday the qualification groups of the 2016 Hungary Open kicked off and today top seeds know their rivals. Chuang Chih-Yuan, Li Pin, Ai Fukuhara, Kasumi Ishikawa and Feng Tianwei will make their debut ...
  • Fan Zhendong Like A Rocket In The World Cup (Video)

    Fan Zhendong Like A Rocket In The World Cup (Video)

    China Fan Zhendong is just 18 years old but he is making the most of every opportunity that is given to him. Just last week, the young player had his first opportunity to play in the Men’s World Cup. Although it ...
  • Fan Zhendong & Xu Xin Into The Singles Finals

    Fan Zhendong & Xu Xin Into The Singles Finals

    Asia After winning the Men’s Doubles yesterday, the partners, Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin will be playing against each other later this day in the finals. In the penultimate stage, Fan Zhendong survived the challenge from the veteran Chuang Chih Yuan ...
  • Chuang: "I Can Still Beat The Top Players" (Video)

    Chuang: "I Can Still Beat The Top Players" (Video)

    Pro Tour Chuang Chih-Yuan caused the biggest upset at the 2015 China Open so far. Chinese-Taipei's player eliminated Zhang Jike in the round of 16. Chuang recognized that the Olympic champion didn't play his best but even though that victory shows that ...
  • Chuang Chih Yuan Contributed To Tianjin’S 1st Victory

    Chuang Chih Yuan Contributed To Tianjin’S 1st Victory

    China Some teams have maintained their winning status while some not, but there was one team who converted their sweeping loss to a sweeping victory. That team is Tianjin. Their foreign aide, Chuang Chih Yuan got an exemplary performance in the ...
  • Vladimir Samsonov Goes To The Qatar Open Finals

    Vladimir Samsonov Goes To The Qatar Open Finals

    Pro Tour Casualties were recorded as the Qatar Open had its penultimate round in the Singles. First, the top seed Feng Tianwei was eliminated in her match against Han Ying. In the men’s division, the second seed, Chuang Chih Yuan, was eliminated ...
  • Joo Saehyuk Survives Asian Games Quarterfinals

    Joo Saehyuk Survives Asian Games Quarterfinals

    Asia Xu Xin, Fan Zhendong, Chuang Chih Yuan and Joo Saehyuk are the victors in the quarterfinal round of the 2014 Asian Games Men's Singles. The Chinese players dominated their respective matches getting through with a sweep win. Meanwhile, the other ...
  • Chuang Chih Yuan Lost The Opening Round Of The Japan Open (Videos)

    Chuang Chih Yuan Lost The Opening Round Of The Japan Open (Videos)

    Pro Tour The Japanese Team has made a statement in the opening round of the 2014 Japan Open Men's Singles main draw after their qualifier Jin Ueda eliminated the top seed Chuang Chih Yuan. Also, the Chinese Team failed to advance into ...
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