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Photo by: Mariann Domonkos

Date of Birth: 12/04/81
Place of Birth: Harbin, China
Hometown: Edmonton, AB
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 110 lbs
Years on National Team: 2
  Weng Xiao Wang's father decided to leave his native China with his family three years ago. His objective was to provide a better life and more opportunities for his children. It also created an opportunity for his daughter to qualify for the Olympic Games. Her goal is to advance to the third round in women's singles and most importantly gain some valuable international experience.

  "I'm not going to put too much pressure on myself at the Olympics" said Wang, ranked 146th in the world and number-two in Canada.

  Her father is a long time table tennis coach and introduced her to the sport at age seven. She didn't starts enjoying it until about age 13. Her mother was a top middle distance runner for China and won the bronze medal in the 800 metres at the 1974 Asian Games.

2000 Games
Sept. 19: Women's singles: Weng Xiao Wang, Edmonton, def. Tawny Banh, U.S., 21-15, 22-20, 22-20 in Group D play; lost 21-18, 21-12, 21-13 to Lee Eun-sil, South Korea.
Sept. 18: Weng Xiao Wang, Edmonton, and Chris Xu, Vancouver, lost to Gae Jun Chang and Michelle Do, U.S., 15-21, 21-14, 22-20 in round-robin Group B play, then lost to Qianhong Gotsch and Jie Schoepp, Germany, 21-11, 21-16. Sept. 16: Wen Xiao Wang, Edmonton, and Chris Xu, Vancouver, lost in round-robin Group C.

Canada's Wen Xiao Wang concentrates

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