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Personal information about Zhou Qihao

Zhou Qihao (周启豪) is a Chinese table tennis player. He played in the Chinese table tennis national team. He also plays in the Guangdong team composed of Zhou Qihao, Lin Gaoyuan, and Zhang Chao.


Personal information

Here is the basic information of Zhou Qihao

Zhou Qihao information 周启豪
Zhou Qihao information 周启豪
Chinese name
周启豪
Alias (lucky number)
Number 7
Country of Citizenship
China
date of birth
1997
Height
178 cm
Major awards
2011 ITTF Youth Tour Hong Kong Open Men’s Singles Championship

Equipments

  • Blade: Butterfly Lin Gaoyuan ALC (source)
  • Forehand rubber: Hurricane 3 National Blue Sponge 2.15 mm
  • Backhand rubber: Butterfly Dignics 05 2.1 mm


Main achievements

year 2011

  • 2011 ITTF Youth Tour Hong Kong Open Men’s Singles Championship
  • 2011 ITTF Tour India Open Men’s Singles Championship
  • 2011 ITTF Youth Tour Taicang Open Men’s Singles Championship

year 2013

  • 2013 ITTF Youth Tour Chengdu Open Men’s Singles Top 8

Year 2014

  • 2014 ITTF Tour German Open Men’s Singles Top 16
  • 2014 ITTF Tour Korea Open Men’s Singles Top 16
  • The top 32 men’s singles and the top 4 men’s doubles in the 2014 ITTF Tour Japan Open
  • 2014 ITTF Youth Tour Hong Kong Open Men’s Singles and runner-up
2020 year
  • Men’s team champion of the 2020 National Table Tennis Championships
2021
  • On May 7, 2021, in the men’s singles final of the 2021 “WTT Grand Slam World Table Tennis Championship”, which is also the Olympic simulation tournament, Zhou Qihao defeated Fan Zhendong and won the championship. Zhou Qihao also won Ma Long 4-3  in the semi-final match.
Zhou Qihao has won Fan Zhendong in the final of Chinese Trial 2021
Zhou Qihao has won Fan Zhendong in the final of Chinese Trial 2021

World Ranking

The following information is from the ITTF
Period Points Rank Diff
December 2020 3200 122 1
November 2020 3200 123
April 2020 3200 123 21
March 2020 3535 102
February 2020 3535 102 8
January 2020 3735 94 1
December 2019 3735 93 56
November 2019 5850 37 34
October 2019 4455 71 3
September 2019 4455 74 6
August 2019 4455 80 1
July 2019 4512 81 1
June 2019 4512 80 17
May 2019 5297 63 14
April 2019 5297 77 23
March 2019 4622 100
February 2019 4622 100 17
January 2019 4082 117 1
December 2018 4082 118 127
November 2018 1517 245 6
October 2018 1517 239 6
September 2018 1517 245 7
August 2018 1517 252 2
July 2018 1460 250 10
June 2018 1460 260 177
January 2015 2073 83 1
December 2014 2088 84 8
November 2014 2088 76 11
October 2014 2065 87 4
September 2014 2070 91 9
August 2014 2090 82
July 2014 2090 82 30
June 2014 1990 112 1
May 2014 1990 113 11
April 2014 1990 102 64
March 2014 1841 166 19
February 2014 1841 185 3
January 2014 1841 182 34
December 2013 1765 216 14
November 2013 1765 202 2
October 2013 1765 204 4
July 2013 1766 200 2
June 2013 1766 198 2
May 2013 1766 196
April 2013 1766 196 1
March 2013 1766 197 3
February 2013 1761 194 7
January 2013 1768 187 2
December 2012 1768 185 1
November 2012 1768 184 4
October 2012 1768 188 4
September 2012 1773 184 5
August 2012 1769 179 3
July 2012 1777 176 1
June 2012 1777 177 3
May 2012 1777 180 5
April 2012 1775 175 10
March 2012 1775 165 1
February 2012 1775 164 23
January 2012 1740 187 1
December 2011 1740 188
November 2011 1740 188 2
October 2011 1740 186 21
September 2011 1702 207 381
August 2011 1243 588

 


Table Tennis Career

On March 4, 2017, in the Düsseldorf World Championships team trial, Zhou Qihao defeated Ma Long 2-1.

On November 22, 2017, Zhou Qihao defeated Fan Zhendong 3-1 in the away match of Bayi Dashang in the Table Tennis Super League against Anhui Longkun.



On November 3, 2018, in the men’s singles quarter-finals of the Swedish Open, Zhou Qihao defeated the German star Ovtcharov 4-1

On October 4, 2020, in the men’s team final of the National Table Tennis Championships, the Guangdong team composed of Zhou Qihao, Lin Gaoyuan, and Zhang Chao defeated the Beijing team 3-2 to win the championship. 

On May 7, 2021, in the 2021 “Direct WTT Grand Slam World Table Tennis Championships” which is also the Olympic simulation men’s singles final, Zhou Qihao defeated Fan Zhendong 4-2 and won the championship.

Zhou Qihao at the younge age
Zhou Qihao at the young age


Zhou Qihao vs Zhang Jike

Zhou Qihao vs Zhang Jike. Yes, this is a very interesting match. During this match, you will learn 2 things:

https://youtu.be/cWpvK1lEdzE

Number 1. Zhang Jike is very famous in China. He is no doubt the most famous table tennis player in China. He has the largest fan base.

Fan base of Zhang Jike
Fan base of Zhang Jike

Number 2. This was a closed match. It is an intense match until the end. That means that Zhou Qihao played already very well. He is less well-known because he didn’t participate much in the international competition. And in China, there are many stars like Ma Long, Zhang Jike, Xu Xin. But it doesn’t mean his level is not good. He is always the tough opponent for the top Chinese player.

 



Zhou Qihao vs Timo Boll

Some player asked me, “Why Zhou Qihao is not selected to play in the Tokyo Olympics ?”

He has played very well in the Chinese Trial 2021 last week.

He is not selected by the Chinese coaching staff. One of the main reasons is that his winning score versus the foreign players is not good.

He played well in the internal competition, but the international competition is more important.

This is an amazing match between Timo Boll and Zhou Qihao.

 



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2 thoughts on “Personal information about Zhou Qihao”

  1. First of all, it is not Guangzhou Province, he is from Guangdong Province (Guangzhou is the name of the capital city of Guangdong). Also, I think Zhou is like a Rye Seung Min with a shakehand paddle, who is always looking for a one-shot deal to kill the opponent. Zhou doesn’t want to waste time on long rally.

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