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Lin Gaoyuan equipment and playing style

Lin Gaoyuan equipment and playing style. Lin Gaoyuan is sponsored by Butterfly, so his equipment is from Butterfly (his forehand rubber is from DHS).


About Lin Gaoyuan

Lin Gaoyuan was born March 1995 in Bao’an District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province. Lin Gaoyuan started table tennis at 4. Lin Gaoyuan began table tennis training at five. Lin Gaoyuan joined Guangdong Provincial Team at 9. Lin Gaoyuan won the Southern Division’s 11-year-old men’s singles final in July 2006.

Lin Gaoyuan attacking style
Lin Gaoyuan attacking style

Lin Gaoyuan won the 2009 World Youth Table Tennis Championships men’s team title. Lin Gaoyuan won the 2010 National Table Tennis Championships men’s team title.

Personal information

Full name Lin Gaoyuan (林高遠)
Nationality China China
Born 19 March 1995, Shenzhen, China
Nickname The Dark Knight
Playing style Left-handed, shakehand grip
Highest ranking 2 (July 2019)
Club: China TTC Shantou Mingrun
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)



Professional teams

2013–2016 – China TTC Ningbo Haitian
2016–2018 – China TTC Shandong Weiqiao
2018–2020 – China Tianjin TTC
2020– Now – China TTC Shantou


Lin Gaoyuan equipment 2022

Lin Gaoyuan’s racket:

All of the above information is players’ equipment used in the Chinese Warm-Up Matches, the most recent event.

Lin Gaoyuan equipment 2022 (1)
Lin Gaoyuan equipment 2022 (1)
Lin Gaoyuan equipment 2022 (2)
Lin Gaoyuan equipment 2022 (2)

Butterfly Lin Gaoyuan ALC has the similar structure as Viscaria. There are some others players who use this blade: Lin Gaoyuan, Zhou Qihao, Liu Dingshuo.

Lin Gaoyuan ALC
Lin Gaoyuan ALC

 


Lin Gaoyuan ALC review

I have made a review about Butterfly Lin Gaoyuan ALC. It’s a very good blade, with a similar structure of Butterfly Viscaria.

Here are the photos of the top Chinese players’s blade (Viscaria, and Butterfly ALC blades).

Butterfly Lin Gaoyuan ALC is similar to Viscaria (5)
Butterfly Lin Gaoyuan ALC is similar to Viscaria (5)


Lin Gaoyuan’s playing style

Lin Gaoyuan has a very high quality backhand flick attack. His style is attacking, close to the table. His forehand attacking style is very fast, similar to Tomokazu Harimoto’s playing style.

Lin Gaoyuan backhand flick
Lin Gaoyuan backhand flick

He is considered the next generation of the Chinese National Team. His main advantage is the reverse pendulum serve, and the left-hander playing style.

Lin Gaoyuan attacking style
Lin Gaoyuan attacking style

However, the main weakness of Lin Gaoyuan is his mental strength. He is known as the “choker” in table tennis. He often lost at the crucial moment in table tennis. You need to learn how to avoid “mental choking” in table tennis.


Lin Gaoyuan at young ages

Lin Gaoyuan’s three generations enjoy table tennis. Lin Gaoyuan’s father has played table tennis since childhood and placed second in his first amateur tournament in Bao’an District. Baocheng City’s Jinhong Kaixuancheng Township housed Lin Gaoyuan. Lin Jianyu and Gao Weixia, Lin Gaoyuan’s parents, moved to Bao’an in the early 1990s. When Lin Gaoyuan was three years old, his father noticed that he also liked table tennis, so he let him hit the ball on the racquet to improve his hand. Surprisingly, three-year-old Lin Gaoyuan completed numerous laps like this! Lin Jianyu then asked his son to kick the ball against the wall. Lin Gaoyuan practiced it about 50 times.

Lin Gaoyuan backhand rubber
Lin Gaoyuan backhand rubber

After realizing Lin Gaoyuan was good at table tennis, the pair worked hard to develop him. Lin Gaoyuan began table tennis aged 4. Lin Jianyu persevered and bought a table tennis hall near Liutang Market to improve his son’s environment. Since the arena was formed, Lin Gaoyuan’s skills have developed fast, according to Gao Weixia’s mother.

Coach Weng Meiqiong from Bao’an Sports School discovered him in elementary school and started practicing with him. After coach Weng recommended him to the Guangdong provincial squad, he was selected for the Chinese national team in April 2009. Li Zhaomin, Guangdong Province’s table tennis head coach, coached Lin Gaoyuan and gave him a high rating.

Lin Gaoyuan backhand
Lin Gaoyuan backhand

Lin Gaoyuan won the Southern Division Championship of the National Mini-Cadet Table Tennis Championship (Under 11) on July 17, 2006, defeating his opponent 3-0. national mini-cadet competitions (up to 11 years old).

Lin Gaoyuan’s first international win was at the 2009 Youth World Championships in Cartagena, Colombia. Lin Gaoyuan won medals in all four ranks in December 2009, reaching the semi-finals in men’s singles, mixed doubles (with Chen Meng), men’s doubles (with Yan An), and the team event. He made his Pro Tour debut at Polish Open-2009, however he lost in the first round of the playoffs.

Lin Gaoyuan close to the table flick
Lin Gaoyuan close to the table flick

Lin Gaoyuan earned four gold medals in the 2010–2012 World Youth Championships, winning all four divisions.

The 2010 Japan Open Men’s Singles was his first under-21 award. At the 2010 Asian Youth Championships in Bangkok, he won the team title and bronze in men’s singles and doubles. Lin Gaoyuan won the 2010 junior singles ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Seoul. Zhangjiagang Gymnasium hosted the 2010 China Men’s National Table Tennis Team Final on October 6. After five grueling battles, Lin Gaoyuan’s Guangdong men’s team defeated the PLA team 3-2 to win the Chinese Championship, Lin’s first national championship gold medal.

Lin Gaoyuan ready stance
Lin Gaoyuan ready stance


Lin Gaoyuan personality

Lin Gaoyuan is an extremely dedicated athlete that works hard over the long term rather than just occasionally (Remarks made by Chinese table tennis coach Liu Guoliang).

Lin Gaoyuan reverse pendulum serve
Lin Gaoyuan reverse pendulum serve

First of all, Lin Gaoyuan has a mild disposition; his inner strength is insufficient and not cruel. Relying solely on technical support, it lacks the capacity and strength to get rid of it if it loses the battle. Second, quick tactical adjustments made in response to the opponent’s circumstances are insufficient. Coach Wu Jingping, a Chinese table tennis coach, makes a comment about Lin Gaoyuan.

Lin Gaoyuan winner
Lin Gaoyuan winner


Lin Gaoyuan career

Lin Gaoyuan won the 2011 Asian Youth Table Tennis Championships Men’s Doubles and Team Championships. Lin Gaoyuan won the 2012 World Youth Table Tennis Championships men’s team and doubles titles. 

Lin Gaoyuan forehand rubber
Lin Gaoyuan forehand rubber

Lin Gaoyuan won the 2016 National Table Tennis Championships mixed doubles. Lin Gaoyuan won the 2017 table tennis Asian Cup Men’s Singles Championship. At the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games, Lin Gaoyuan won the men’s team title and finished second in men’s singles.

Lin Gaoyuan forehand topspin
Lin Gaoyuan forehand topspin

In 2009, Lin Gaoyuan, a 1995 native of Shenzhen, Guangdong, was formally chosen for the Chinese national team (team B). He was 14 years old at the time, a very young left-handed player. His nickname is the “Dark horse”, since he defeated some top players at that time.


Achievements

World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Halmstad Team
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Budapest Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Houston Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Houston Doubles

World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2018 London Team
Gold medal – first place 2019 Tokyo Team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Paris Sigles

ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Gold medal – first place 2014 Bangkok U21 Singles
Silver medal – second place 2018 Incheon Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Astana Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Zhengzhou Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Zhengzhou Doubles

Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta Team
Silver medal – second place 2018 Jakarta Singles
Silver medal – second place 2018 Jakarta Mixed doubles

Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Wuxi Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2019 Pattaya Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2019 Pattaya Team
Silver medal – second place 2019 Pattaya Singles


References

LIN Gaoyuan profile on the new ITTF ranking website
LIN Gaoyuan profile on the new WTT ranking site



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