Chen Qi with his wife Lu Wenting and German Table Tennis star Timo Boll
Men’s Doubles gold medallist with Ma Lin at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004; whilst also clinching the title at the World Championships in 2007 and 2009, the former with Ma Lin, the latter with Wang Hao, Killerspin’s Chen Qi has proved himself a master in art of doubles.
There are few players in the world who possess his quite remarkable gifts.
Now, much more recently he is become involved in a doubles match of a different nature.
He married his girlfriend Lu Wenting.
The ceremony took place following the ITTF World Tour China Open which concluded in the northern Chinese city of Changchun on Sunday 16th June 2013.
Notable names present included Liu Guoliang, Head Coach of the Chinese Men’s National Team in addition to national team colleagues Ma Long, Wang Hao, Xu Xin and Zhang Jike.
Also present were Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Timo Boll.
"The wedding of Chen Qi was very interesting”, said Timo Boll. “Very different from us in Europe, but also very nice; all the best both for the future!"
Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Timo Boll have stayed in China to compete in the 2013 Shakehands versus Penhold Challenge; they will team with Zhang Jike and face Ma Lin, Wang Hao and Xu Xin.