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Ivy Liao


• 2019 Canadian U21 women’s singles champion
• Won medals in six of seven events at the 2018 Canadian Championships, claiming national titles in U18 girls’ singles, U21 women’s singles, U18 mixed doubles, and women’s team
• Won two silver medals and one bronze at the 2015 Canada Winter Games
• Four-time medallist at the junior Pan American Championships


Getting into the Sport: Started playing table tennis at age 7 when a friend of her parents recommended they enroll Ivy and her brother at a local club to keep them active during a community centre strike… Played in her first national championships at age 9…Outside Interests: Enjoys reading, watching other sports and movies and spending time with her family when not training, competing and studying…

Notable International Results

ITTF World Championships: 2017 – group stage (singles), Rd of 64 (doubles)

ITTF World Championships (junior): 2018 – group stage (singles), Rd of 32 (doubles), Rd of 64 (mixed doubles); 2016 – Rd of 64 (singles) Rd of 32 (doubles), Rd of 64 (mixed doubles)

Pan American Junior Championships: 2018 – BRONZE (doubles), SILVER (team), QFs (singles), QFs (doubles); 2017 – QFs (singles), QFs (doubles), Rd of 16 (mixed doubles); 2016 – BRONZE (doubles), BRONZE (team), Rd of 16 (singles)