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About

Chinese name: 梁靖昆 (Liángjìngkūn)

Liang Jingkun (born October 20, 1996) is a Chinese table tennis player. First entered top 100 in March 2014, top 10 in April 2019. Four-time singles and doubles medalist and world team champion in 2022. Singapore Smash-2022 singles bronze medalist. Team World Cup 2019 and Asian Games 2018 winner for China. 2019 Asian doubles and team champion. Multiple world and Asian youth champion. Chinese national champion and Chinese Super League winner. Liang Jingkun highest ranking is No. 3 in the world table tennis ranking.

Liang Jingkun is #2 seed
Liang Jingkun is #2 seed


Liang Jingkun equipment

Liang Jingkun is using the DHS equipment.

Liang Jingkun equipment from 2022-now

Liang Jingkun is now also using a DHS blade! Liang Jingkun signed contract with DHS in 2022, and a lot are waiting Liang Jingkun’s personal blade to come out!

Liang jiangkun Forehand
Liang jiangkun Forehand
Liang A (Tenergy 05 boosted)
Liang A (Tenergy 05 boosted)
梁靖崑 Liang JiangKun - PN
梁靖崑 Liang JiangKun – PN
  • Blade: DHS Hurricane Long 5x W968
  • Forehand rubber: Hurricane 3 Blue sponge National 2.15mm
  • Backhand: Hurricane 3 Blue sponge (red side)

In the 2022 WTT Muscat, we can see that he is no longer using Butterfly Viscaria. Instead, the blade he used looked like a W968. I guess this version of w968 is also the newer version with a thicker core. It is the national version of Hurricane Long 5x, which gives a more solid feeling on the backhand.



Liang Jingkun equipment 2022 (3)
Liang Jingkun equipment 2022 (3)
Liang Jingkun equipment 2022 (2)
Liang Jingkun equipment 2022 (2)

Liang Jingkun equipment 2022 (4)
Liang Jingkun equipment 2022 (4)

Liang Jingkun equipment 2021

This is the blade of Liang Jingkun. It is the Butterfly Viscaria blade.

liangjiang kun blade 1
liangjiang kun blade 1
LJK blade 2
LJK blade 2
  • Blade: Butterfly Viscaria
  • Forehand rubber: Hurricane 3 Blue sponge National 2.15mm
  • Backhand: Hurricane 3 Blue sponge (red side)

Liang Jingkun has given up on using the blue sponge Hurricane 3 on the backhand. He is now back to using the black H3 blue sponge on the forehand side.

Liang Jingkun backhand side is Hurricane 3
Liang Jingkun backhand side is Hurricane 3
Liang Jingkun is using Butterfly Viscaria
Liang Jingkun is using Butterfly Viscaria


Liang Jingkun playing style

Liang Jingkun is a Chinese player. His playing style is close-to-the-table counter attacking style. His style is balance, using both forehand and backhand attack.

His favorite stroke is the backhand flick technique.

liang jingkun
liang jingkun


Controversial celebrations

In table tennis, shouting before the point is ended is not allowed.

This action is not welcome in table tennis
This action is not welcome in table tennis

Don’t put your racket into your table tennis shorts, or your table tennis pants. This is considered a disrespectful act. Liang Jingkun did this, and he is banned by the CTTA. He got suspended for this celebration.

Liang Jingkun put his racket into the shorts
Liang Jingkun put his racket into the shorts

Tap Seac Stadium announced the 2022 World Table Tennis Championship Macau Station on Oct. 19. Liang Jingkun defeated teammate Lin Gaoyuan 3-2 in the first round of men’s singles. Liang Jingkun’s postgame move stirred debate.

Liang Jingkun sorried for his acts
Liang Jingkun sorried for his acts

Liang put his racket in his shorts after playing Lin Gaoyuan. The Chinese Table Tennis Association banned Liang from table tennis contests until 2022. Public opinion blamed Liang Jingkun of disregarding his opponent’s performance, winning but losing character.

Liang Jingkun unintentionally staged an inappropriate celebration on October 20. Then he apologized to his teammates. Liang Jingkun apologized after training with Lin Gaoyuan. Lin Gaoyuan feels Liang Jingkun didn’t mean to and hopes everyone will support the Chinese squad.

“All brothers. I don’t think Liang Jingkun was intentional. These few incidents shouldn’t effect future games. Let’s support China!” Lin Gaoyuan said.

Then Lin Gaoyuan also responded generously, “We are all brothers, so don’t affect the subsequent games because of these small episodes.”

The Chinese Table Tennis Association stated on the morning of the 25th that Liang Jingkun made inappropriate celebrations after the match with Lin Gaoyuan, causing adverse social impact. In accordance with the “Regulations of the Chinese Table Tennis Association on Strengthening the Standards of Conduct for National Team Members”, the Chinese Table Tennis Association has imposed corresponding penalties on Liang Jingkun: from now on, Liang Jingkun will be disqualified for subsequent international and domestic competitions in 2022, including but not limited to: Xinxiang, Henan WTT World Cup Finals, National Table Tennis Championships, Asian Cup and Chinese Table Tennis Club Super League.

Watch this video:

Don't put your table tennis rackets into your pants

Watch this video.

According to the previous plan, Liang Jingkun, who is currently ranked No. 3 in the world, will participate in the Xinxiang WTT World Cup finals starting this week. In the Asian Cup in Bangkok in November, the National Table Tennis Team also signed up for Liang Jingkun. At present, Liang Jingkun’s name is no longer included in the list of Xinxiang WTT World Cup finalists displayed on the WTT official website.

 

The Chinese Table Tennis Association expressed the hope that Liang Jingkun will take a warning, face up to the problem, make positive corrections, and return to the game with a better mental outlook in the future.


Junior career

Liang Jingkun was born in Tangshan, Hebei, in 1996. At age 5, he began playing table tennis under coach Fan Yuming. 2007: Hebei Province. Hebei Provincial Junior Games Men’s Singles Champion Liang Jingkun.

Liang Jingkun
Liang Jingkun

In his international debut in 2011, he won bronze in singles and doubles at the Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open-2011. In 2012, he won bronze at the Asian Youth Championships in Jiangyin. Liang Jingkun won doubles and singles in the Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open-2012. He joined the Chinese table tennis team in February 2012.

Four Chinese players won men’s and women’s singles at the 2nd Asian Youth Games on August 19, 2013. Fan Zhendong beat Liang Jingkun 1-4 in the men’s singles final. This confrontation became a landmark in Chinese national championships, the Super League, and international events, and it didn’t always benefit the 2021 global champion.

The 19th Asian Youth Table Tennis Championship finished September 3 in Doha, Qatar. The Chinese cadet and junior men’s and women’s teams won 4 sports on September 1. Liang Jingkun beat Kim Minhyeok 4-3 to win the heaviest junior singles tournament. In men’s doubles, he earned bronze. 2013 World Youth Table Tennis Championships men’s and women’s team finals were held on December 5 (Beijing time). In the final, the Chinese men’s team defeated the Japanese 3-2 after losing two individual matches. Liang Jingkun scored two points.

Hugo Calderano Liang Jingkun (Quarterfinals at 2021 World Table Tennis Championships Finals)
Hugo Calderano Liang Jingkun (Quarterfinals at 2021 World Table Tennis Championships Finals)

Liang Jingkun once beat Grand Slam champion Zhang Jike in Zhenjiang before falling to Ma Long. In two games, his explosiveness impressed many. In 2014, he won the Chinese team title and silver in singles at the Asian Youth Championship in Mumbai. In 2014, he earned a bronze medal in doubles at the Swedish Open. He won the 2014 World Youth Championships for China. In 2013 and 2014, he played for Chinese Super League club Bazhou Hairun.

Liu Guoliang, the head coach of the Chinese table tennis team, projected that Liang Jingkun and Fang Bo will be dark horses in the 53rd World Table Tennis Championship 2015. He became the first male Hebei player to compete in the World Table Tennis Championship after 22 years. As part of the Chinese national team, he participated in the 2015 World Championship in Suzhou, but did not fare well, losing in the 1/16 finals against Zhang Jike. In 2015, he played for Shandong Weiqiao and won the tournament’s bronze medal.

Liang Jingkun had a strong individual record, 24-10 (win/loss), beating vice world champion Fang Bo and two-time world champions Zhang Jike and Xu Xin to finish 4th in the League’s best player list.


Professional teams

2013 – 2014 – China Bazhou Hairun
2015 – 2016 – China Shandong Weiqiao
2016 – 2018 – China Bazhou Hairun
2018 – current – China Shandong Weiqiao


Personal information

  • Full Name Liang Jingkun (梁靖昆)
  • Nationality China
  • Born 20 October 1996 Tangshan, Hebei, China
  • Playing style Right-handed, shakehand grip
  • Highest ranking 3 (March 2022)
  • Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
  • Current Club: China Shandong Weiqiao


Best results in a career

Men’s Singles

  • World Championship: Bronze (2019, 2021)
  • WTT Grand Smashes: Bronze (Singapore Smash-2022)
  • WTT Cup Finals (World Cup): 1/8 finals (2021)
  • World (Pro) Tour Grand Finals: Quarterfinals (2018, 2019)
  • WTT Champions: Quarterfinal (European Summer Series 2022)
  • Asian Championship: 1/8 finals (2019)
  • ITTF (WTT) Tour (4): Winner (Austrian Open-2018, WTT Contender Laško-2021, WTT Contender Novo Mesto-2021, WTT Contender Muscat-2022)
  • World Youth Championship: Quarterfinal (2014)
  • Asian Youth Games: Silver (2013)
  • Asian Youth Championship: Winner (2013), Silver (2014), Bronze (2012)


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