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Timothy Wang
Timothy Wang United States of America

  • Country: United States
  • Sport: Table Tennis
  • Height: 5'9" / 1.75m
  • Weight: 146 lbs / 66.2 kg
  • Born: 8/17/1991
  • Hometown: Houston, TX, USA
  • Career Highlights: The 20-year-old Wang is the lone American male heading to the London Games to compete in table tennis after beating Barney Reed in a play-in match on the last day of qualifying in April. Wang had never previously beaten Reed and only earned a spot in the North American qualifying event due to a late run and a little bit of luck. He took a tiebreaker after winning his final three matches at a U.S. qualifier two months earlier and saw other results fall his way to advance to the continental tournament. Unlike many table-tennis players who spent hours as youths honing their skills, Wang did not play the sport regularly from 2003-06, opting for tennis instead. When he picked up table tennis in earnest in 2006, Wang incorporated much of his tennis background to the table. Although he is now based in Houston, Wang and teammates Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang trained together for four years at the India Community Center in California under coach Rajul Sheth, a former member of India's national team.
  • Previous Olympics: None
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