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Tiago Apolonia

COUNTRY

Portugal

DATE OF BIRTH

28.07.1986

BLADE

APOLONIA ZLC

RUBBER FOREHAND

DIGNICS 05

RUBBER BACKHAND

DIGNICS 05

Born in Lisbon, Apolónia began playing table tennis aged six at his hometown club Estrela da Amadora. As a youth player, he was crowned European Junior Doubles champion in 2004 and won a silver medal in the Doubles competition at the Junior World Championships in 2003, both partnering Marcos Freitas.[2] After playing for German clubs TTC indeland Jülich and 1. FC Saarbrücken, he arrived at his current club TTF LIEBHERR Ochsenhausen. In 2006, he won his first ITTF Pro Tour Doubles title in São Paulo, partnering Joao Monteiro. His first ITTF Pro Tour Singles title followed in October 2010 with the Austrian Open in Wels, where he beat Germany's Timo Boll in the final.[3]

He qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed in the Men's Singles.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was part of the Portuguese men's team.[4]

In 2015 he won first place with his national team (João Geraldo and Marcos Freitas) in table tennis at the 2015 European Games in Baku.

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