Tiago Apolónia

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Tiago Apolónia
ITTF World Tour 2017 German Open Apolonia Tiago 03.jpg
Apolónia at the ITTF World Tour 2017 German Open
Personal information
NationalityPortuguese
Residence Ochsenhausen, Germany
Born (1986-07-28) 28 July 1986 (age 35)
Lisbon, Portugal
Playing style Shakehand, Offensive
Equipment(s)Butterfly Tiago Apolonia ZLC (blade), Butterfly Tenergy 05 Hard (Black, FH), Butterfly Dignics 05 (Red, BH) [1]
Highest ranking13 (November 2014) [2]
Current ranking56 (April 2021)
ClubTTC Neu-Ulm
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)

Tiago André Barata Feio Peixoto Apolónia [3] (born 28 July 1986) is a Portuguese table tennis player for German club TTF LIEBHERR Ochsenhausen and Portugal. As of August 2016, he is ranked the number eighteenth player in the world. [2]

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Career

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. [4] After playing for German clubs TTC indeland Jülich, 1. FC Saarbrücken and TTF LIEBHERR Ochsenhausen, he arrived at his current club TTC Neu-Ulm in 2019. In 2006, he won his first ITTF Pro Tour Doubles title in São Paulo, partnering João 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. [5]

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. [6]

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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References

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  2. 1 2 "ITTF world ranking". International Table Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 21 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  3. "Portugueses | Tóquio 2020". PÚBLICO.
  4. http://www.ittf.com/ittf_stats/All_events3.asp?ID=8200&NAMES=APOLONIA+Tiago+%28POR%29&Assoc1=POR&Assoc=&s_Gender=&s_Names=apolonia& ITTF Statistics (10/01/2012).
  5. http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=22377&Competition_ID=1988& ITTF Articles (10/01/2012).
  6. "Tiago Apolónia Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2016.