Feng Tianwei

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Birth DateAug. 31, 1986 (age 31)
GenderWoman
GripShakehand
Teams
Singapore National Team
Country Singapore

Top Achievements

2012 Olympics Women Singles Bronze Medal
2010 Women Teams World Champions
2010 World Tour Grand Finals Women Singles Champion

Feng Tianwei was born in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. She started to play table tennis at the age of 5. When she turned 7, she already was the best player in Harbin, then in the whole Heilongjiang Province. Only 11 years old, she was admitted to the Heilongjiang Sports School and trained with older athletes, four to five years older than her. 

In 2002, Feng Tianwei got the Chinese National Youth Championships Singles title which prompted her to be admitted into the National Youth Team of that same year. It is worth noting that around 20 days before the competition, Feng Tianwei lost his father because of illness. Despite grief, she braved through the competition and won. 

After being in the second team, her performance was okay and achieved good results. However, after three years of training, there was no clear progress. And, Feng Tianwei was diagnosed with myocarditis. One day in 2005, coach Lu Lin looked for her and asked if she wound want to play professional in Japan.

Seeing that there were not much opportunities for her in the National Team, if there was, she wasn't able to fully seize the opportunities, she then decided to accept the offer. For Feng Tianwei, the National Team treated her fairly and even gave her enough time for adjustment. 

As she was to train in Shaanxi at the start of 2007, she accidentally saw Liu Guodong. They met but it is only after a few days where the coach popped the question. "He didn't say much. He only asked where will I play. I said 'Japan.' And he asked if I would want to play for Singapore. If I do, I can play in world competitions. He asked me to think about it and I did." Feng Tianwei recalled. 

March of 2007, she officially joined the Singaporean National Team. "I feel that I am still especially lucky." Feng Tianwei said. She started unknown in the world rankings but she slowly and steadily made her way up. From 73, 41, 26, 20, then 12. Just before the Olympics, she was in the ninth spot. 

Feng Tianwei's first World Tour came in 2008 in Poland. Two years after, Feng Tianwei raised her status in women's table tennis. In the 2010 Moscow World Team Championships, she scored two points for Singapore, beating Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen in the finals. In a very rare occasion, China was defeated and Singapore was hailed as the champions. 

To date, it was Feng Tianwei's best achievement for Singapore. As for the Singles, Feng Tianwei can be very much proud of her Olympic bronze medal from the London Olympics. She also currently ranked at fourth place in the world. 

Feng Tianwei News Feed

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