Eugene Zhen Wang is a player to watch this year. As we write this, he holds the highest win percentage in the sport (98.48%) and is the current US Open Men’s Singles champion. From his Olympic profile:
Eugene Wang is the No. 1 ranked table tennis player in North America and will be making his first appearance at an Olympic Games at London 2012. He became a Canadian citizen in June 2012, in time to represent Canada in London.
His to date greatest success came on the ITTF World Tour where he finished 5th losing only to World #1 Ma Long of China. Wang recently won the 2012 Butterfly Cary Cup and has been building on an impressive 2011 that saw him crowned as champion of the Badger Open, the L.A. Open and finalist of the U.S. Open.
Table tennis is nothing if not dynamic – watching Eugene defend his position this year should be incredibly interesting.