Liu Shiwen

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GenderWoman
GripShakehand
Teams
Chinese National Team
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Shanxi
Country China

Equipment

Forehand Rubber Tibhar Grip-S
Backhand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 05
Blade Butterfly Liu Shiwen FL

Top Achievements

2009, 2012, 2013 World Cup Women Singles Champion
2011, 2012, 2013 World Tour Grand Finals Women Singles Champion

Liu Shiwen was born to a factory director and an aspiring professional table tennis player in Liaoning, China. At the age of 7, she was sent to Guangzhou by her parents to develop her table tennis skills.

In February 2004, Liu Shiwen was recruited into the second national team and she didn't waste any opportunities to showcase herself. She performed well in the Asian Junior Table Tennis Competition, clinching the Women's Singles in the Portugal World Junior Table Tennis Challenge. Months after, she took the Women's and Mixed Doubles title and finished second in the Women's Singles of the World Junior Championships in Kobe. 

Liu Shiwen broke out in 2007. At the age of 16, she already had the chance to participate in the Zagreb World Championships. In the National Championships of that year, she impressed the local crowd after surviving Li Xiaoxia in the Singles finals. It was her first considerable championship title in her career. 

Despite her promising characteristics, she was not selected to play in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. However, in the Super League of that year, Liu Shiwen recorded an impressive 10 wins and 1 loss. She continued her determination to establish herself in the women's table tennis. 

In the 2009 Women's World Cup, Liu Shiwen fought through every round and reached the finals against Guo Yue. At age 18, she clinched her first world title with 4-3. 

Because of her fast progress, Liu Shiwen was trusted by the head coach Sh Zhihao to carry a big responsibility in the finals of the 2010 World Team Championships in Moscow. In that match, it showed that Liu Shiwen wasn't ready to handle such task yet. She lost to Wang Yuegu and Feng Tianwei, leading to a heart-breaking defeat of the Chinese Team over Singapore.  

The 2010 World Team Championships had a great impact on Liu Shiwen's confidence. After the competition, she seemed not to have moved on from her defeat. In the Asian Championships, she lost to Singaporean Yu Mengyu which formed a great part in her missing the 2012 London Olympic lineup.  

However, after the 2012 London Olympics, Liu Shiwen realised what she had to do and that is to work hard and prove herself once more in the arena. She did. In the 2012 Grand Finals, she pulled off an amazing performance against Ding Ning which earned her the championship title. 

Liu Shiwen was invited to play in the Women's World Cup for the second time. And once again, she clinched the championship title. She successfully defended her title in 2013, making her the Queen of World Cups. 

Liu Shiwen is also doing well in the World Championships. In 2013, she reached a new height in the competition after being in the finals. Losing to Li Xiaoxia, Liu Shiwen settled with silver, her highest so far. In the 2014 World Team Championships, she got to play in the finals and contributed a point. 

Great progress has been seen from Liu Shiwen since the 2010 World Team Championships but for the coaching staff of the Chinese Team, she still needs to pass more test especially in Team competitions. 


Liu Shiwen News Feed

  • Liu Shiwen Optimistic In The Next Olympic Cycle

    Liu Shiwen Optimistic In The Next Olympic Cycle

    China It was a little surprising that the Chinese Team selected the top ranking player in the women’s division as their third person for the Olympic Games. The Chinese Team denied the invitation of Liu Shiwen from the ITTF to play ...
  • Liu Shiwen Accepts Olympic Position

    Liu Shiwen Accepts Olympic Position

    China Liu Shiwen is the top ranking female player in the world today but that was not enough for the Chinese Team to put her in the Olympic Singles. She was selected as the third person. Liu Shiwen humbly accepts the ...
  • Li Xiaoxia & Ding Ning Are The Strongest (Videos)

    Li Xiaoxia & Ding Ning Are The Strongest (Videos)

    China The Chinese Team is full of talented players in table tennis so selecting the best players for an important competition like the Olympic Games is definitely a daunting task. According to the head coach of the Chinese Women’s Team, they ...
  • Liu Shiwen Failed To Perform Perfectly

    Liu Shiwen Failed To Perform Perfectly

    China Generally, Liu Shiwen has performed well recently explaining her high ranking in the world. That even earned her an invitation from the ITTF to play in the Olympic Singles. However, the Chinese Team didn’t confirm such invitation and placed Liu ...
  • Kong Linghui Explains Ding Ning In The Olympic Singles (Videos)

    Kong Linghui Explains Ding Ning In The Olympic Singles (Videos)

    China The lineup of the Chinese Team is much clearer now after ITTF announced the finalised playing lineup of the team for the Olympic Games. In the women’s division, Ding Ning was selected to play in the Singles with Li Xiaoxia ...
  • Liu Shiwen Denied With The Olympic Singles Qualification

    Liu Shiwen Denied With The Olympic Singles Qualification

    China The Chinese Team always have that happy trouble in selecting players for any big competition. Now, for the Olympic Games, the Chinese Team is yet to finalise the roles of their players, building some anticipation from their fans. Luckily, the ...
  • China Announced Olympic Lineup

    China Announced Olympic Lineup

    China The Chinese Team has revealed their cards yesterday and they will be having their best players in the upcoming Olympic Games. Big names like Zhang Jike, Xu Xin, Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen were all included in the lineup for ...
  • Liu Shiwen Played Extremely Bad

    Liu Shiwen Played Extremely Bad

    China As part of the core group of the Chinese Women’s Team, Liu Shiwen participated in the Asian Olympic Qualifier. She was one of the strongest contenders to win but unfortunately for her, she lost and it disappointed the head coach ...
  • Fan Zhendong & Liu Shiwen Received Invitation For Rio

    Fan Zhendong & Liu Shiwen Received Invitation For Rio

    China Aside from Ma Long and Li Xiaoxia, there are two more players from the Chinese Team who are identified to be qualified for the Rio Olympic Games. They are Fan Zhendong and Liu Shiwen. This qualification was based from the ...
  • Liu Shiwen Went Through Depression After The Olympic Qualifier (Videos)

    Liu Shiwen Went Through Depression After The Olympic Qualifier (Videos)

    China Liu Shiwen aims to be in the Olympic Games so she needs to always prove her abilities to the coaching staff in every match. Recently, in the Asian Olympic Qualifier, she was eliminated in the first round and that had ...
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