Top 10 Female Table Tennis Players 2016

Table Tennis, also known as ping pong is one of the most popular indoor games in the world that can be played between 2 or 4 players. Often considered as one of the toughest games in the world, it requires lightness of feet, extreme concentration, focus, agility, survive a tough training regimen and skill to excel at this game along with constant fitness and health. Despite its highly physical demands, women are as good as men when it comes to table tennis and today we countdown the Top 10 Female Table Tennis Players 2016.

Top 10 Female Table Tennis Players 2016

10. Wu Yang

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At number 10 in Top 10 Female Table Tennis Players 2016 is Wu Yang from China. Currently ranked 10th in the world, she is known for her unorthodox chopping style and her strong counter attacking. She has won the singles title at the World Junior Table Tennis Championship in 2009 and gold in the team event of Asian Table Tennis Championship 2009.

9. Mima Ito

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At number 9 in Top 10 Female Table Tennis Players 2016 is Mima Ito from Japan. Currently ranked 9th in the world, she is the youngest on the list at the age of just 15 but has already won the singles event in the German Open 2015 and doubles at the 2014 German Open. At 10, she became the youngest player to win a match at Japanese Senior Table Tennis Championships and the youngest to win ITTF Junior Circuit tournament and at 11 she defeated a player ranked 50 at the time. She is among the best young talents to have emerged from the game yet.

8. Li Xiaoxia

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At number 8 is Li Xiaoxia from China. Currently ranked 8th in the world, this textbook right-handed shakehand grip player had won the gold medal at 2012 Summer Olympics and in 2013 won the World Championships in singles and won gold 8 times at World Championships in doubles and team events. She also won gold in mixed doubles in 2009 Asian Championships.

7. Chen Meng

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At number 7 in Top 10 Female Table Tennis Players 2016 is Chen Meng from China. Ranked 7th in the world, she won the girls singles event of World Junior Table Tennis Championship in 2011, ITTF World Tour twice and has been named in Top Ten Athletes of 2013 by Quingdao’s Sports administration in China. She has a total of 25 medals in her tally ( 20 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze) in team, doubles and singles event combined at the world stage.

6. Feng Tianwei

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At number 6 in Top 10 Female Table Tennis Players 2016 is Feng Tianwei from Singapore. Currently ranked 6th in the world, she was born in China but later moved to Singapore under Foreign Sports Talent Scheme back in 2007 and received her citizenship in 2008 and hence has represented Singapore in all competitions. An orthodox right-handed shake hand grip player, she has 3 Olympics medals (2 bronze and 1 silver) to her name.

5. Fukuhara Ai

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At number 5 in Top 10 Female Table Tennis Players 2016 is Fukuhara Ai from Japan. Currently ranked 5th in the world, Fukuhara has been a table tennis player since age 3 and is the youngest player ever to join the Japanese National squad at just 11! She also became the youngest representative of Japan at the Asian Games in 2002 at the age of 13. She has won the silver medal at 2012 Summer Olympics and has 18 medals in her tally (4 silver, 14 bronze).

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4. Kasumi Ishikawa

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At number 4 is Kasumi Ishikawa from Japan. Currently ranked 4th in the world by ITTF, Kasumi’s entire family has played table tennis at competitive level so the game was in her genes and this 23 year old is already know for her lethal top spins and loops during her offensive play. She won the All Japan Table Tennis Championship four times in a row since 2007 in junior division and was part of the 2012 Olympics silver medal winning team.

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3. Zhu Yuling

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At number 3 in Top 10 Female Table Tennis Players 2016 is Zhu Yuling from China. Ranked 3nd in the world by ITTF, this right handed shakehand grip player won World Junior Table Tennis Championship twice during her junior career, won both the singles and doubles at Asian Youth Championship in 2011, won ITTF ProTour singles and doubles event twice.

2. Ding Ning

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At number 2 in Top 10 Female Table Tennis Players 2016 is Ding Ning from China. Currently ranked 2nd by ITTF, she is known for her left-handed shake hand grip and had won gold at women’s single event at World Table Tennis Championships in 2011. She is one of the most promising young players in female table tennis scene having won ProTour 4 times(team) and World Cup title twice (2011 and 2014).

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1. Liu Shiwen

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At number 1 in Top 10 Female Table Tennis Players 2016 is Liu Shiwen from China. She is currently top ranked in the world by ITTF and was previously number 1 as well for 9 months back in 2010. Her awards tally is as impressive as her ranking, having won the World Cup title thrice (2009, 2012 and 2013), won the Pro Tour eight times, Pro Tour Grand Finals three times and won the Asia Cup in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

Though indoors games are often considered to lack the appeal of outdoor games, these players in our list of Top 10 Female Table Tennis Players 2016 prove otherwise.

Top 10 Female Table Tennis Players 2016

1. Liu Shiwen
2. Ding Ning
3. Zhu Yuling
4. Kasumi Ishikawa
5. Fukuhara Ai
6. Feng Tianwei
7. Chen Meng
8. Li Xiaoxia
9. Mima Ito
10. Wu Yang