This is Lin Shidong (林诗栋). He is only 16 years old. He comes from Hainan. He has won Xu Xin recently.
Who is Lin Shidong
This is Lin Shidong, often called the “little Fan Zhendong”. And this is the big Fan Zhendong.
Lin Shidong is a junior player. He is only 16 years old. He comes from Hainan. He has won Xu Xin in the group stage.
Lin Shidong has a very similar style to Fan Zhendong. Because his idol is Fan Zhendong. His backhand is powerful and fast like Fan Zhendong. His forehand topspin and footwork are similar. He stays rather close to the table.
Not only the appearance, simple and a little bit chubby. Look like a little Fan Zhendong. But also his service is very similar to Fan Zhendong.
Now, we will have another smaller and younger copy of Fan Zhendong.
He is very young, and train only at the provincial team. But his level is very good.
When he joined the National Team, his level will increase further. The National coach will modify and improve his strength, his technique is much better.
What is the nickname of Lin Shidong?
His idol is Fan Zhendong (小胖 Xiǎo pàng). Fan Zhendong’s nickname is Xiaopang (Chubby).
He looks similar to Fan Zhendong. So his nickname is the “little Fan Zhendong”, or “小小胖” (“Xiǎo xiǎo pàng”).
“Xiǎo xiǎo pàng” means the “little chubby”.
Lin Shidong at the 2020 National Youth Table Tennis Championships
Lin Shidong 林诗栋 vs. Xiang Peng 向鹏 in the men’s singles semifinals of the 2020 National Youth Table Tennis Championships.
In the 2020 Youth Table Tennis Championships, Xiang Peng became famous because of his first match with Zhang Jike in the National Games.
Zhang Jike praised him for his talent and gave him five pieces of rubber.
Lin Shidong performed brilliantly in this year’s Olympic simulation competition. His idol is Xiaopang, and he successfully played against Xiaopang.
For the Hainan player, he defeated Xiang Peng 4-2 in this match and was successfully promoted to the second national team.