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Jun Mizutani

COUNTRY

Japan

DATE OF BIRTH

09.06.1989

BLADE

MIZUTANI JUN ZLC

RUBBER FOREHAND

TENERGY 80

RUBBER BACKHAND

TENERGY 80

 

Jun Mizutani (Japanese: ?? ?; born 9 June 1989) is a male Japanese table tennis player.[1] ref>"Mizutani, Hirano claim third titles"Kyodo News. January 19, 2009. Retrieved January 24, 2011.</ref> His consecutive singles titles at the national championships from 2007 to 2011 made him the first man to win the event five times in a row.[3]

After defeating Vladimir Samsonov for the bronze medal by 4-1 in the 2016 Rio Olympics, he finally seized his first singles medal in the three main international tournaments. It was also the first Olympic table tennis singles medal of his country.

Personal life[edit]

Mizutani married his girlfriend on November 22, 2013. On Oct 14, 2014, he posted on his blog, "This is already a bit late. This is my daughter. She is always my cure."[4]

Career records[edit]

Singles (as of August 12, 2016)[5]

Men's Doubles

  • World Championships: SF (2009).
  • ITTF World Tour winner (2): China (Suzhou), Japan Open 2009. Runner-up (4): Chinese Taipei Open 2006; German, English Open 2009; Hungarian Open 2010.
  • Asian Games: QF (2006).
  • Asian Championships: SF (2007).

Mixed Doubles

  • World Championships: round of 16 (2009).

Team

  • Olympics: 5th (2008, 2012), 2nd (2016).
  • World Championships: 3rd (2008, 10, 12, 14), 2nd (2016).
  • World Team Cup: 5th (2009).
  • Asian Games: SF (2010, 14).
  • Asian Championships: 2nd (2007, 09, 12, 13).
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