Miao Miao

Miao Miao was born in Tianjin, China and grew up in Poland where she played for the Polish national team before moving to Australia with her father, a table tennis coach and former national level player, and mother, a Chinese national level athlete. Miao placed 33rd in singles and reached the doubles quarter-finals in Sydney, placing 5th. In Athens 2004 she reached the second round of the singles and doubles. Her best result in Beijing 2008 was ninth in doubles.

 

In 2012, Miao alongside Jian Fang Lay, made history by becoming the first woman to represent Australia in table tennis at four Olympic Games. She won her first singles match against Czech player Dana Hadacova but went down to her Taipei rival Yi-Hua Huang in the second. The women’s team including Miao went out in the first round to Germany.

Olympic Results

2012 London

Singles - Women
Second Round Match 10 7-11, 9-11, 7-11, 4-11 HUANG, Yi-Hua (TPE) 0 - 4 Loss
First Round Match 10 11-8, 11-9, 6-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7 HADACOVA, Dana (CZE) 4 - 2 Win
Final Placing 33 / 70
Team - Women
First Round Match 7 1-3, 0-3, 1-3 GER 0 - 3 Loss
Final Placing 9 / 16

2008 Beijing

Singles - Women
Preliminary Round Match 5 11-7, 11-5, 11-5, 14-12 OFFIONG, Cecilia Otu (NGR) 4-0 Win
First Round - Match 1 11-9, 15-13, 5-11, 10-12, 11-8, 4-11, 11-9 KOTIKHINA Irina (RUS) 4-3 Win
Second Round - Match 16 11-3, 7-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-6 DANG Ye Seo (KOR) 4-1 Loss
Final Placing 33 / 76
Team - Women
Group 1st rd-Match 5 0-3, 2-3, 1-3 JPN 0-3 Loss
Group 2nd rd-Match 5 3-1, 3-0, 3-0 KOR 3-0 Loss
Group 3rd rd-Match 5 0-3, 1-3, 0-3 ESP 0-3 Loss
Final Placing 9 / 16

2004 Athens

Doubles - Women
First Round BYE
Second Round 12-10, 8-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-2, 14-12 LI, Chunli; LI, Karen (NZL) 4-2 Loss
Final Placing 25 / 34
Singles - Women
First Round 8-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-6, 11-6 ESPINEIRA, Marisol (PER) 4-2 Win
Second Round 5-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9 FUKUHURA, Ai (JPN) 4-3 Loss
Final Placing 33 / 64

2000 Sydney

Doubles - Women
Quarter Final 21-13, 21-11, 21-17 SUN, Jin; YANG, Ying (CHN) 3-0 Loss
Preliminaries Group A 16-21, 21-13, 21-17 HERCZIG, Judith; LIU, Jia (AUT) 2-1 Win
Preliminaries Group A 21-12, 18-21, 21-17 GENG, Lijuan; ROUSSY, Marie-Christine (CAN) 2-1 Win
Round of 16 16-21, 21-13, 19-21, 21-18, 21-13 Ni, Xia Lian; REGENWETTER, Peggy (LUX) 3-2 Win
Final Placing 5 / 34
Singles - Women
Preliminaries Group F 21-11, 23-21, 21-18 SAKATA, Rinko (JPN) 3-0 Loss
Preliminaries Group F 21-19, 21-16, 24-22 OSONAIKE, Funke (NGR) 3-0 Win
Final Placing 33 / 64