Wang Hao

Zhang Jike beats Wang Hao to claim world table tennis crown

Zhang Jike on his way to beating Wang Hao in Paris. Photo: Reuters

Defending champion Zhang Jike retained his men's singles title at the world championships after defeating fellow mainlander Wang Hao in the final. Fourth seed Zhang prevailed 11-7, 11-8, 6-11, 14-12, 5-11, 11-7 in a rematch of last year's Olympic final to secure a fourth major title in a row.

Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 5:21am

China's golden 50


Fang Yuting, 23, Cheng Ming, 26, Xu Jing, 22 Women's team

Major achievement: 2012 Olympic test event silver medal

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital staff callfor respect and safety

Shocked mainland doctors have launched an online campaign for respect and a safe working environment after many internet users appeared to cheer the fatal stabbing of a young doctor by a patient at a hospital in Harbin on Friday.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Junior doctor stabbed to death by angry patient

A junior doctor admitted to a PhD programme in Hong Kong was stabbed to death by an angry patient while at work in a Harbin hospital on Friday.

Wang Hao, 28, was one of four doctors stabbed by a patient who had gone to the First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University with a spinal inflammation, according to a hospital statement.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Silver for HK men's team

Hong Kong men's team had to settle for a silver medal after they lost to pre-tournament favourites China 3-0 in the final of the world team cup in Magdeburg, Germany last night. Wang Liqin, the reigning world champion, made a perfect start for China when he won in three straight games 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 against Li Ching.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Wang toughens up mentally as he seeks to cap his glittering career

Wang Liqin well deserves his name. The Chinese character Li stands for 'inspire', while Qin conjures up the notion of 'diligence'.

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Zhang again too hot for Tie

Newly crowned Olympic champion and current world number one Zhang Yining once again proved too strong for Hong Kong's Tie Yana.

31 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Wang Liqin leads clean sweep for dominant China

World number one Wang Liqin made some amends for the disappointment of a bronze medal in Athens by defeating Wang Hao to take the men's Volkswagen Open in Changchun.

Wang Liqin, who lost to Wang Hao, currently ranked three, in the semi-finals at the Olympics, gained revenge by beating him 4-3 in his home city, 6-11, 11-6, 13-11, 10-12, 11-6, 12-14, 11-2.

20 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Champions make it three in a row

SWEDEN reinforced its reputation as a men's table tennis power when Olympic champion Jan-Ove Waldner clinched the last game, and his country its third world tile in a row in Gothenburg last month.

6 Jun 1993 - 12:00am