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Liu Guoliang

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Birth Date
Jan. 10, 1976 (age 43)
Gender
Male
Grip
Penhold
Teams
Chinese National Team
Country
China

Top Achievements

1996 Olympics Men Singles Gold Medal
1999 Men Singles World Table Tennis Champion
1996 Men Singles World Cup Winner

Liu Guoliang News Feed

  • Liu Guoliang: We Are Not Cruel - RedGol

    Liu Guoliang: We Are Not Cruel

    The Chinese Team decided Ma Long and Zhang Jike to play in the Olympic Singles while Xu Xin will be their third person. They also selected Fan Zhendong to be their substitute. This lineup had their fans react and Liu Guoliang defended their decision. For him, it is not the coaching staff who is cruel but the rules of the ITTF. 

  • Liu Guoliang Once Doubted Zhang Jike - RedGol

    Liu Guoliang Once Doubted Zhang Jike

    Due to setbacks, Zhang Jike didn’t have a smooth career in table tennis. He had to start his road to success a little bit late than the others. In 2010, while Wang Hao was going through a difficult stage in his career, Liu Guoliang doubted of putting Zhang Jike into the playing lineup. The decision was hard but he took the risk. In the end, Liu Guoliang was able to say that he made the right decision. 

  • Liu Guoliang Not On Duty In The Asian Cup (Videos) - RedGol

    Liu Guoliang Not On Duty In The Asian Cup (Videos)

    The lineup of the Chinese National Team for the Asian Cup is already fixed. They are Zhang Jike, Xu Xin, Liu Shiwen and Li Xiaoxia. As for the coach, the team will be headed by Kong Linghui and Wu Jingping. Liu Guoliang will not be on duty for the competition. After the Asian Cup, the Chinese Team will be having their Closed Training in preparation for the Olympic Games. 

  • Liu Guoliang Saw Big Risk - RedGol

    Liu Guoliang Saw Big Risk

    Xu Xin, Liu Shiwen, and Ding Ning failed the golden rule of the Chinese Team in the recently concluded Asian Olympic Qualifier after they were defeated by foreign players. According to Liu Guoliang such performance showed big risk but it was not entirely a bad thing. Aside from that, the head coach also said that the lack of systematic training was one of the factors of their defeat. 

  • Liu Guoliang Recalled His Doping Allegations In 1999 (Videos) - RedGol

    Liu Guoliang Recalled His Doping Allegations In 1999 (Videos)

    Liu Guoliang is considered to be as a successful player before and a successful coach now of the Chinese Team. However among his experiences in his career, Liu Guoliang also encountered some very difficult times and that is his doping allegations in 1999. He said that he didn’t regret it because he lost, he had some regrets because of the cause of his defeat. 

  • Liu Guoliang Remains Worried With Their Dominance (Videos) - RedGol

    Liu Guoliang Remains Worried With Their Dominance (Videos)

    The World Team Championships took place a week ago where the Chinese Team sealed the championship titles in both men and women’s divisions. After the competition, other teams acknowledged that there is still no one who can beat the Chinese Team. This is a sign that they are still the strongest team in the sport but it is also a reason to be worried. 

  • Zhang Jike No Aim To Win The Championship Title (Video) - RedGol

    Zhang Jike No Aim To Win The Championship Title (Video)

    Winning a championship title is difficult but it is more difficult if you are against the strongest player right now, Ma Long. This is something Zhang Jike has done last weekend when he defeated Ma Long in the finals of the Kuwait Open. With this, he has been receiving a lot of acknowledgements. According to the head coach, Zhang Jike initially didn’t have the goal of winning. 

  • Ma Long, Xu Xin & Zhang Jike Impressed Liu Guoliang (Video) - RedGol

    Ma Long, Xu Xin & Zhang Jike Impressed Liu Guoliang (Video)

    The Chinese Men’s Team managed to continue their glory in the international circuit after they successfully defended the men’s team title in the World Team Championships last weekend. In the final match against Japan, Xu Xin, Ma Long and Zhang Jike all contributed victories, sealing a powerful 3-0. Of course, head coach Liu Guoliang was pleased with the result. 

  • Ma Long Assured In Rio Already? (Videos)  - RedGol

    Ma Long Assured In Rio Already? (Videos)

    Ma Long definitely owned the 2015 after conquering all the major competitions in that year. His stable performance was acknowledged and appreciated by the Chinese Team’s head coach. According to Liu Guoliang, Ma Long has a very great sense of responsibility and that makes him an indispensable figure of the team. So, does this mean that Ma Long can already go to the Rio Olympics? 

  • Fan Zhendong Fierce In The Warm-Up Match - RedGol

    Fan Zhendong Fierce In The Warm-Up Match

    As part of the core team, the 19-year old Fan Zhendong took part in the warm-up match of the Chinese Men’s Team and he was teamed up with Xu Xin and Zhou Yu. In the first round, Fan Zhendong stood up as the main contributor to their victory. According to the head coach Liu Guoliang, the young player showed a very fierce performance. 

  • Liu Guoliang: We Have The Strongest Players - RedGol

    Liu Guoliang: We Have The Strongest Players

    The Chinese Team has recently announced their lineup which includes the strongest players in the world. Because of that, the head coach Liu Guoliang is very confident and proud of his team. For him, each player has his strength which can contribute to the overall victory in the upcoming competition in Kuala Lumpur. 

  • Chinese Team: Our Task Is Difficult - RedGol

    Chinese Team: Our Task Is Difficult

    The Chinese Team is the defending champions in the upcoming World Team Championships and as the strongest team on duty, a lot are at stake for them in the competition. According to the head coach Liu Guoliang, they have a difficult task to carry out. First, they need to continue their glory in the competition and at the same time exercise their players for the next big game in Rio de Janeiro. 

  • Liu Guoliang Impressed With The Warm-Up Match - RedGol

    Liu Guoliang Impressed With The Warm-Up Match

    The Chinese Men’s Team had their warm-up match last weekend in order to prepare their players further for the upcoming World Team Championships this week. After the two-day competition, the head coach Liu Guoliang was satisfied with what he saw from his players. He said that the players were able to maintain the quality until the last point. 

  • Waldner Cherishes His Chinese Friends - RedGol

    Waldner Cherishes His Chinese Friends

    Each game, each opponent will always have an impression on each player. For the table tennis legend, Jan-Ove Waldner considers the Chinese coaches Liu Guoliang and Kong Linghui as the greatest people in his life. In fact, he wants to play against them one more time. Liu Guoliang said that he may accept the invitation after the Rio Olympics. 

  • China Waxing Their Tables - RedGol

    China Waxing Their Tables

    The Chinese Team is known to have a very systematic training environment which really helps their players to be in tiptop form every time they compete. With the World Team Championships nearing, the team added more challenge into their training. According to recent news, the men;s team is improvising something just to increase the control of their players. 

  • Xu Xin Will Be Much Stronger - RedGol

    Xu Xin Will Be Much Stronger

    Xu Xin has the abilities and potentials to be the best player he can be bust most of the time, he needs to prove them to the coaching staff. At the start of this year, Xu Xin was able to prove his skills and advancement when he defeated Ma Long, Fan Zhendong and Zhang Jike, and became the first player from the Chinese Men’s Team to qualify for the World Team Championships. 

  • Liu Guoliang: Fan Zhendong Has Big Hope In Rio - RedGol

    Liu Guoliang: Fan Zhendong Has Big Hope In Rio

    Fan Zhendong is a young player but has been showing a lot of promising performances in recent years. In fact, he is considered to be the fastest developing athlete as of now. Chinese Team’s head coach Liu Guoliang is optimistic on the young player. He even believes that Fan Zhendong still has a big hope to be in the next Olympic Games. 

  • Ma Long Still Has Liu Guoliang’s Trust - RedGol

    Ma Long Still Has Liu Guoliang’s Trust

    Ma Long started this year with a good momentum from 2015, after all he won major competitions last year. However, in his first competition in 2016, he recorded two losses from his teammates Zhang Jike and Xu Xin. Eventually, he finished third in the rankings. Although it was not as good as winning the first ticket to the World Team Championships, the trust of Liu Guoliang was not affected. 

  • Liu Guoliang: The World Championships Is Our Immediate Goal - RedGol

    Liu Guoliang: The World Championships Is Our Immediate Goal

    The Chinese Men’s Team had a high intensity squad trials last week were most players had to go through nine sets in one match. According to the head coach, the intensity was at par with the world competitions already. He said that all their efforts are for their goals this year, the World Team Championships and the Olympic Games. 

  • Lin Gaoyuan: I’m Not Like Hao Shuai - RedGol

    Lin Gaoyuan: I’m Not Like Hao Shuai

    Lin Gaoyuan has caught the attention of the head coach last week after he challenged the main players Zhang Jike, Xu Xin and Ma Long. According to Liu Guoliang, Lin Gaoyuan could be the successor of Hao Shuai who the main players can’t be safe with. Despite that appreciation, Lin Gaoyuan said that he doesn’t seem like the veteran.  

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