Chuang Chih-yuan is a Taiwanese table tennis player.
15 Facts About Chuang Chih-yuan
Chuang Chih-yuan won the ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals in 2002 and doubles title at the 2013 World Table Tennis Championships.
Chuang Chih-yuan participated in the Summer Olympics five times, making the most appearances at Olympic Games among Taiwanese athletes.
Chuang Chih-yuan's father was a national doubles champion, and his mother Lee Kuei-mei was a member of the national team.
Chuang Chih-yuan started competing in 1989, at the age of eight.
Chuang Chih-yuan first made it to the Taiwan national team in 1998.
In 1999, Chuang Chih-yuan made his World Championships and ITTF Pro Tour debut.
Chuang Chih-yuan reached his first three finals on the Pro Tour, but ended them all as the runner-up.
Chuang Chih-yuan defeated Jean-Michel Saive in the quarter-final, Wang Hao in the semi-final, and Kalinikos Kreanga in the final, claiming the title of Grand Finals champion.
Chuang Chih-yuan won his first singles title on the Pro Tour at the Brazil Open in 2003, and reached No 3, the highest world ranking of his career, at the end of the year.
Chuang Chih-yuan reached the bronze medal match four years later at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he lost to Dimitrij Ovtcharov.
Chuang Chih-yuan returned to the team in 2020, and participated in the Summer Olympics for the fifth time.
Chuang Chih-yuan continued to compete in international tournaments after the Tokyo Olympics.
In 2022, Chuang Chih-yuan clinched the men's singles title at one of the WTT Feeder tournaments at the age of 41.
On October 27,2012, Chuang Chih-yuan married Gladys Shi in his home town of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.