Eugene Wang in actionDave Holland/COC
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Eugene Wang

Biographie

Eugene Wang has represented Team Canada at three Olympic Games and two Pan American Games.

He made his Olympic debut at London 2012, just weeks after he received his Canadian citizenship. Wang had the opportunity to represent Canada once again in 2015, taking home two bronze medals from the Pan American Games in Toronto. He was Canada’s sole male representative in table tennis in his second Olympic appearance at Rio 2016 where advanced to the third round of men’s singles.

In 2018, Wang represented Canada at the Commonwealth Games, advancing to the quarterfinals in singles before being knocked out by the eventual champion. Wang won two medals at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, claiming mixed doubles gold with Mo Zhang and taking a second straight bronze in men’s singles. He and Zhang competed in mixed doubles at Tokyo 2020. 

Wang achieved a career-high of 46th in the ITTF World Ranking list in June 2022.

A little more about Eugene

Getting into the Sport: Started playing at age 6 after his mother set up a table to entertain company and he was looking to have fun… Outside Interests: Enjoys soccer and movies…Likes to travel in the offseason… Odds and Ends: Moved to Canada in 2004 to extend his career and pursue his dreams…

Faits saillants olympiques

Jeux Sport Épreuve Rang
London 2012Table TennisTeam - Men9
Rio 2016Table TennisSingles - Men17
Tokyo 2020Table TennisDoubles - Mixed9

Palmarès international

Olympic Games: 2020 - 9th (mixed doubles w/ Zhang); 2016 –17th (singles); 2012 – 9th (men's team)

Pan American Games: 2019 – GOLD (mixed doubles), BRONZE (singles), 5th (doubles), 5th (team); 2015 – BRONZE (singles), BRONZE (team)

Commonwealth Games: 2022 – Round of 16 (doubles), Rd of 16 (singles), Rd of 16 (mixed doubles), QFs (team); 2018 – QFs (singles), Round of 16 (doubles), QFs (mixed doubles), QFs (team); 2014 – 5th (singles), 9th (team), 5th (mixed doubles)

ITTF World Championships: 2023 – Rd of 64 (singles), Rd of 32 (mixed doubles); 2021 – Rd of 64 (mixed doubles)  

Pan American Championships: 2022 – QFs (singles), QFs (mixed doubles), QFs (men’s team), Rd of 16 (doubles); 2021 – SILVER (singles), Rd of 16 (mixed doubles), QFs (men’s team); 2018 – Round of 16 (singles), 9th (team)