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Chen Meng
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Chen Meng at the 2017 Asian Table Tennis Championships
Personal information
Native name 陈梦
Born 15 January 1994 (1994-01-15) (age 27)
Qingdao, Shandong, China
Playing style Right-handed, shakehand grip
Highest ranking 1 (January 2018)
Current ranking 1 (January 2020)
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)

Chen Meng (Chinese: 陈梦; born 15 January 1994) is a Chinese table tennis player. She is the women's singles champion of the ITTF Women's World Cup in 2020 and ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She is also the silver medalist of women's singles in the 2019 World Championships and a double gold medalist in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

She was the winner of the 2011 World Junior Table Tennis Championships in girls' singles.

Career

2020

After competitive table tennis resumed following the pandemic, Chen swept the world cup, ITTF pro tour finals, and 2020 All China National Championships.

2021

In May, Chen was selected to represent China in the women's singles and team event at the Tokyo Olympics. Chen won the first leg of the Chinese Olympic Scrimmage but lost to Wang Manyu in the finals of the second leg. Chen again lost to Wang in a closed-door scrimmage in June.

In an interview in July, Chen revealed that she had been in close contact with Ma Lin and Li Xiaoxia regarding mental preparations for the Tokyo Olympics.

Chen competed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics for the women's singles. Chen won her semi-final match against Yu Mengyu of Singapore 4-0 and her quarter-match against Doo Hoi Kem of Hong Kong 4-2 after trailing 2–0. She then won gold in the finals match against her compatriot Sun Yingsha, defeating her 4–2. After the match, Chen noted that both she and Sun were both very nervous but played okay, and that Chen's extra experience helped push her over the top. Chen along with Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu, competed in the women's teams final match on 5th August, 2021 and scored a 3-0 victory over Japan to win the gold medal and continuing China's undefeated streak in the event.

Titles

Singles

  • ITTF World Tour Grand Finals (4) - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ITTF World Tour (15) - China 2012, 2013, 2019, Qatar 2012, 2017, 2020, Swedish 2013, 2019, Japan 2015, Australian 2017, German 2017, 2020, Austrian 2018, Korea 2019, Hungarian 2019

Doubles

  • ITTF World Tour Grand Finals (1) - 2017 (with Zhu Yuling)
  • ITTF World Tour (13) -
    • with Zhu: Kuwait 2012, China 2012, 2013, 2016, Australian 2017
    • with Liu Shiwen: China 2015, Japan 2019
    • with Mu Zi: Swedish 2015
    • with Wang Manyu: Qatar 2017, Australian 2019, Korea 2019
    • with Ding Ning: Korea 2018, Swedish 2019

Personal life

Chen Meng and actor Huang Xiaoming are second cousins. Their paternal grandmothers are sisters.

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