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Quick facts for kidsLin Yun-Ju
|Nickname(s)||The Silent Assassin|
|Nationality||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|Born||August 17, 2001
Yuanshan, Yilan County, Taiwan
|Playing style||Left-handed shakehand grip|
|Equipment(s)||Butterfly Lin Yun-Ju SZLC with tenergy 05 hard on forehand and dignics 05 on backhand|
|Highest ranking||6 (January 2020)|
|Current ranking||6 (March 2021)|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
Lin Yun-Ju (born 17 August 2001, Chinese: 林昀儒; pinyin: Lín Yúnrú) is a table tennis player from Taiwan. He is a left-handed player who plays with the shakehand grip and is sponsored by Butterfly. He is ranked world number 6 as of March 2021. Lin was born in Yuanshan, Yilan County, Taiwan. Lin started competing in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) senior circuit. He has won two major tournaments in a row, first the T2 Diamond Malaysia 2019 in July 2019, followed in August by his first ITTF World Tour title, the Czech Open 2019 at the age of only 18. In these tournaments, he had beaten some of the top players, including Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Timo Boll.
He graduated from Taipei Municipal Nei-Hu Vocational High School and is currently studying at Fu Jen Catholic University.
Lin trained in China along with members of the Chinese national team and other selected foreigners from late 2020 until early 2021. His first international event was WTT Contender at World Table Tennis' inaugural event WTT Doha, where he reached the finals after defeating Quadri Aruna in the quarter-finals and Simon Gauzy in the semi-finals before being upset by Dimitrij Ovtcharov in the finals. In the WTT Star Contender event, Lin suffered a quarter-final upset against Ruwen Filus. However, Lin walked out of Doha with control of the fourth seed for the men's singles event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In April, ITTF amended the Olympic seeding system so that Lin fell back to the fifth seed below Hugo Calderano.
Lin placed fourth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after losing to Dimitrij Ovtcharov in the bronze-medal match. Lin defeated Ovtcharov in the team event later, but Taiwan ultimately fell to Germany 3–2 in the quarter-finals.
|2019||Table Tennis World Cup (Men's Singles)||Chengdu, China||The second runner-up||－||－|
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