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  • Wáng Hào is a Chinese table tennis player. He became the World Champion in Men's Singles in Yokohama, Japan in May 2009, defeating 3-time World Champion Wang Liqin 4–0. Other notable accomplishments include being a 3-time World Cup Champion in 2007, 2008 and 2010, a Singles Silver medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics Games. In January 2010, he was replaced by Ma Long as the #1 rank on the official ITTF world rankings. He was previously ranked #1 on the official ITTF world rankings for 27 consecutive months, from October 2007 to December 2009. In April 2011, he was again the top ranked male player in the world. He is known to execute the Reverse Penhold Backhand with exceptional skill. During his career, he has appeared twelve times in major world competition finals, which is a record in this aspect. In men's singles, he has won the Asian Championship, Asian Cup, Asian Games, and Chinese National Games at least once. Also, Wang Hao is the only person in the history of Table Tennis to have gone through 3 Olympic games, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, and London 2012, and to have won three silver medals respectively.

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