Mo Zhang in action Dave Holland/COC
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Mo Zhang


Mo Zhang is a four-time Olympian who has competed at five editions of the Pan American Games where she has won eight medals.

After winning team silver at the 2007 Pan Am Games, Zhang was victorious in the women’s singles event at Guadalajara 2011. At Toronto 2015, Zhang teamed with Anqi Luo and Alicia Côté to win team bronze while finishing fifth in singles. Zhang came home with three medals from Lima 2019, winning mixed doubles gold with Eugene Wang to go with bronze medals in the women’s doubles (with Côté) and team (with Côté and Ivy Liao) events. She earned two more medals at Santiago 2023, taking bronze in both the women’s singles and the mixed doubles, for which she partnered again with Eugene Wang.  

At Tokyo 2020, Zhang advanced to the Round of 16 in women’s singles, matching Canada’s best-ever Olympic result in the event.

In 2014 Zhang teamed with Luo to win doubles bronze at the Commonwealth Games. It was Canada’s third ever Commonwealth Games table tennis medal and first since 2002. Zhang just missed the singles podium at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, placing fourth. In her third Commonwealth Games appearance in 2022, she was a quarterfinalist in the women’s singles event.

She achieved a career-high world ranking of 19th in December 2018.

A Little More About Mo

Getting into the Sport: Started playing table tennis at age 6… Decided to play the sport as a form of fitness…Outside Interests: Enjoys watching movies, listening to music and reading books… Odds and Ends: Moved to Canada with her family in 2003… Considers herself to be superstitious with lucky shirts that she wears in tournaments…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
Beijing 2008Table TennisSingles - Women49
London 2012Table TennisSingles - Women33
Rio 2016Table TennisSingles - Women33
Tokyo 2020Table TennisSingles - Women9
Tokyo 2020Table TennisDoubles - Mixed9

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2020 - 9th (singles), 9th (mixed doubles w/ Wang); 2016 – T-33rd (singles); 2012 – T-33rd (singles); 2008 – T-49th (singles)

Pan American Games: 2023 – BRONZE (singles), BRONZE (mixed doubles), 5th (team); 2019 – GOLD (mixed doubles), BRONZE (doubles), BRONZE (team), 9th (singles); 2015 – BRONZE (team), 5th (singles); 2011 – GOLD (singles), 5th (team); 2007 – SILVER (team)

Commonwealth Games: 2022 – 5th (singles) 5th (team), 9th (doubles) 9th (mixed doubles); 2018 – 4th (singles), quarterfinals (doubles), quarterfinals (mixed doubles), quarterfinals (team); 2014 – BRONZE (doubles)

ITTF World Championships: 2023 – Rd of 128 (singles), Rd of 64 (doubles), Rd of 32 (mixed doubles); 2021 – Rd of 64 (singles), Rd of 64 (doubles), Rd of 64 (mixed doubles); 2019 – Rd of 32 (singles), Rd of 32 (doubles); 2017 – Rd of 32 (singles), Rd of 64 (doubles), Rd of 128 (mixed doubles); 2015 – Rd of 64 (singles), Rd of 64 (doubles), Rd of 128 (mixed doubles); 2014 – 29th (team); 2012 – 56th (team); 2011 – Rd of 128 (singles), Rd of 128 (mixed doubles); 2010 – 46th (team); 2009 – Rd of 128 (singles), Rd of 64 (doubles)