FENG Tianwei < Back  
Sport Table Tennis
CGA Singapore   
Gender Women
Born 31 Aug 1986 in Harbin, CHN
Height1.63 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Singapore
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Mandarin
Higher education Physical Education - Hunan University: Changsha, CHN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport in 1991.
Why this sport? Her parents liked the sport and encouraged her to take lessons.
Name of coach He Keyi [personal], Hao Anlin [national], SGP
Handedness Right
General Interest
Nicknames Joy (ITTF, 27 Jul 2012)
Hero / Idol Chinese tennis player Li Na. (Athlete, 03 Aug 2016)
Injuries She sustained a wrist injury in April 2019 which sidelined her from training for several months. (straitstimes.com, 21 Oct 2019)

She has sustained a chronic knee injury during her sporting career. (straitstimes.com, 26 Oct 2016)

She suffered from knee injuries after the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea, and did not recover completely until April 2015. (todayonline.com, 25 Apr 2015)

Injury caused her to withdraw from the 2013 National Table Tennis Grand Finale in Singapore. (stta.org.sg, 17 Jan 2014)

She has had problems with a long-term injury to her right wrist. (tabletennista.com, 16 Sep 2011)

She has suffered from heart problems in the past and developed myocarditis in her teenage years. At age 17 she suffered a serious attack that almost prevented her from playing table tennis again. (ITTF You Tube channel, 05 Jan 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Enjoy the process." (Athlete, 03 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours She was named Sportswoman of the Year in 2015 and 2018 at the Singapore Table Tennis Association [STTA] Awards. In 2010, 2013 and 2014 she was named STTA Player of the Year. (singaporeolympics.com, 19 Jul 2018; straitstimes.com, 19 Feb 2016; myactivesg.com, 01 Mar 2014; stta.org.sg, 01 Feb 2013; todayonline.com, 25 Oct 2016)

In 2015 she was inducted into Singapore's Sports Hall of Fame. (todayonline.com, 13 May 2015)

She was flag bearer for Singapore at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (channelnewsasia.com, 25 Feb 2014)

She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of her performance at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (redsports.sg, 25 Aug 2008)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. She also aspires to work as a doctor following her retirement from competitive sport. (ITTF You Tube channel, 05 Jan 2016; ittf.org, 15 Feb 2016; straitstimes.com, 07 Sep 2019; ittf.com, 21 Apr 2020)
Other information CHINA TO SINGAPORE
Born in Harbin, People's Republic of China, she moved to Singapore in March 2007 after being scouted by coach Liu Guidong of the Singapore Table Tennis Association [STTA]. She became a Singaporean citizen in January 2008. (theonlinecitizen.com, 13 Aug 2012; tabletennisphotos.com, 08 Feb 2009; tabletennista.com, 16 Apr 2016)

NATIONAL TEAM
In October 2016 the Singapore Table Tennis Association [STTA] announced a new high-performance plan for the 2020 Olympic cycle, and said Tianwei had been dropped from the national squad because she did not "fit into the STTA's current plans for rejuvenation".  She responded via social media saying she intended to "continue to compete in international competitions using a different method", but by February 2017 she had been recalled by the STTA to the national team for the Asian championships that year. She continued to feature in the team for the Asian Games in 2018, and both the Asian and world championships in 2019, but was reported to be preparing for competitions on her own. (new.qq.com, 25 Sep 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2019; todayonline.com, 25 Oct 2016; straitstimes.com, 26 Oct 2016; tnp.sg, 23 Feb 2017)