Feng Tianwei
PJG
Feng Tianwei ATTC2017 6.jpeg
Feng in 2017
Personal information
Native name冯天薇
Nationality Singapore
ResidenceSingapore
Born (1986-08-31) 31 August 1986 (age 35)
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Playing styleRight-handed shakehand grip[1]
Equipment(s)Butterfly Zhang Jike Blade
Highest ranking2 (April - September 2010, August 2011)[2]
Current ranking16 (August 2022)[3]
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)[4]
Medal record
Women's Table Tennis
Representing  Singapore
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 0 1 2
World Championships 1 2 4
World Cup 0 2 7
Asian Games 0 1 2
Asian Championships 0 2 4
Asian Cup 1 1 2
Commonwealth Games 9 3 1
Southeast Asian Games 8 5 1
Total 19 17 23
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Team
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Moscow Team
Silver medal – second place 2008 Guangzhou Team
Silver medal – second place 2012 Dortmund Team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Paris Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Tokyo Team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Suzhou Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Düsseldorf Doubles
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 2009 Linz Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Dubai Team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Kuala Lumpur Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Magdeburg Team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Guangzhou Team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Kobe Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Dubai Team
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Philadelphia Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Chengdu Singles
ITTF World Tour
(Only Champion & Runner-up are listed)
Gold medal – first place 2008 Berlin Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Warsaw Singles
Gold medal – first place 2009 Seoul Singles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Grand Finals Singles
Gold medal – first place 2011 Incheon Singles
Gold medal – first place 2011 Kobe Singles
Gold medal – first place 2012 Grand Finals Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Subic Bay Singles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sydney Singles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Yokohama Singles
Gold medal – first place 2016 Otocec Singles
Gold medal – first place 2017 Incheon Singles
Silver medal – second place 2007 Taipei Singles
Silver medal – second place 2008 Yokohama Team
Silver medal – second place 2008 Warsaw Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2010 Seoul Singles
Silver medal – second place 2011 Shenzhen Singles
Silver medal – second place 2012 Santos Singles
Silver medal – second place 2013 Kuwait Singles
Silver medal – second place 2014 Incheon Singles
Silver medal – second place 2014 Yokohama Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2015 De Haan Singles
Silver medal – second place 2015 Warsaw Doubles
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Team
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Incheon Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Incheon Team
Asian Championships
Silver medal – second place 2009 Lucknow Team
Silver medal – second place 2011 Macau Team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Lucknow Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Busan Team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Pattaya Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Yogyakarta Team
Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2015 Jaipur Singles
Silver medal – second place 2008 Sapporo Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Dubai Singles
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Delhi Singles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Delhi Team
Gold medal – first place 2014 Glasgow Singles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Glasgow Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Glasgow Team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Gold Coast Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2022 Birmingham Singles
Gold medal – first place 2022 Birmingham Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2022 Birmingham Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Delhi Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2010 Delhi Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2018 Gold Coast Team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Gold Coast Singles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2009 Vientiane Singles
Gold medal – first place 2009 Vientiane Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Jakarta-Palembang Singles
Gold medal – first place 2011 Jakarta-Palembang Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Singapore Team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Kuala Lumpur Singles
Gold medal – first place 2017 Kuala Lumpur Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2017 Kuala Lumpur Team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Vientiane Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2009 Vientiane Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2011 Jakarta-Palembang Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2015 Singapore Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2019 Philippines Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Philippines Doubles

Feng Tianwei PJG (simplified Chinese: 冯天薇; traditional Chinese: 馮天薇; pinyin: Féng Tiānwēi, pronounced [fə̌ŋ tjɛ́nwéi]) is a Singaporean table tennis player. Born in Harbin, China, she permanently moved to Singapore at the age of 20 under the former Foreign Sports Talent Scheme in March 2007 and commenced her international career in competitive table tennis the following month.

Feng represented Singapore for the first time in the Olympic Games at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. On 15 August 2008, the Singapore team comprising Feng and her teammates Li Jiawei and Wang Yuegu defeated South Korea 3–2 in the semifinals. The team lost to China in the final, obtaining the silver medal. This was Singapore's first Olympic medal in 48 years and its first as an independent nation.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Feng defeated Kasumi Ishikawa of Japan 4–0 to win the women's singles bronze medal, Singapore's first Olympic singles medal since the 1960 Summer Olympics. She would later won the bronze medal at the women's team event with Li and Wang against South Korea. This was the first time Singapore had won two medals at an Olympic Games.

On 15 March 2015, Feng defeated Zhu Yuling and Liu Shiwen at the 2015 Asian Cup in Jaipur to be crowned Asian Cup Champion for the first time. At the same time, she broke China's 7 consecutive years of dominance in this tournament.

On 25 October 2016, the Singapore Table Tennis Association announced that it would not be renewing its contract with Feng, citing the need for rejuvenation of the national team. However, STTA has confirmed to support her for future international competitions if she meets the selection criteria.[5] A few months after her exit from STTA, she went on to beat then world number one and Olympic gold medalist Ding Ning 3–2 in the Chinese Table Tennis Super League.[6]

On 11 October 2019, Feng defeated Chen Meng, then ranked world number one, in 4 straight games, causing the biggest upset in the 2019 German Open.[7]

Early years

Feng was born on 31 August 1986[4] in Harbin, Heilongjiang, People's Republic of China.[8] She is the only daughter of Feng Qingzhi, a granary worker, and his wife Li Chunping, an employee of a department store. Feng's parents, who were poor, lived frugally for years to pay for her table tennis training. Her father suffered from multiple sclerosis, but she was not told how severe his illness was. He died in 2002, weeks before Feng tried out for China's national B squad. Although Feng topped the qualifying matches a month later and was called up for the national team in 2003, she suffered from a long illness; a source close to her said it was "because she missed her father too much".[9][10] Feng left China in 2005 to play in the Japanese professional league. While there she was spotted by Liu Guodong, then a coach with the Singapore Table Tennis Association, in 2006.[10] In March 2007 she was invited to train in Singapore under the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme. She became a Singapore citizen in January 2008.[8]

Career as national player

Feng made her international début for Singapore in June 2007 as an under-21 player at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Pro Tour Volkswagen Korean Open.[8][11] As a singles player, Feng was ranked 73rd in the world in August 2007.[2]

In 2007, she achieved a silver medal in the singles at the ITTF Pro Tour Chinese Taipei Open, her compatriot Li beating her to take the gold.[12]

Feng was a member of the silver medal-winning team at the World Team Championships in Guangzhou in 2008 and defeated the top seed Zhang Yining from China in the Quarter-finals of the Asian Cup held in Sapporo between 29 and 30 March 2008, eventually achieving second place behind China's Guo Yue.[13] She rose to the top 10 world rankings within a year.

2008 Summer Olympics

Feng represented Singapore for the first time at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the women's team tournament. She contributed to Singapore's 3–2 win against South Korea in the semifinals by defeating Dang Ye-Seo and Park Mi-Young in two singles matches. Feng's match against Park was closely fought, with Feng eventually overcoming Park 3–1. Singapore was assisted by the implementation of the expedite system when the game failed to be completed in ten minutes. The system unsettled Park, and Feng won two minutes after its introduction in the match when Park committed a service fault.[14] Interviewed afterwards, Feng said: "I definitely did not expect that [Park's error]. It was a surprise and the best birthday present I've ever gotten."[8]

On 17 August 2008, Feng and her teammates achieved a silver medal in women's table tennis after losing to China in three matches.[15] Feng played the starting singles match, winning the first game but eventually losing to China's Wang Nan 1–3. This was the first time Singapore had won an Olympic medal since its independence in 1965. The medal came 48 years after Tan Howe Liang won the country's first medal, a silver in weightlifting in the lightweight category at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.[16]

Feng in 2008
Feng in 2008
Feng at a ceremony on 25 August 2008 welcoming Team Singapore home from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Feng at a ceremony on 25 August 2008 welcoming Team Singapore home from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing

Feng received byes into the third round of the women's singles tournament.[17] Feng defeated South Korea's Dang Ye-Seo 4–0 in the third round, Netherlands' Li Jie 4–1 in the fourth round,[4] but fell 1–4 to China's Zhang Yining in the quarter-finals.[18] Feng made the world number one work for her win, with the final scores being 11–13, 14–12, 12–14, 10–12, 11–13. According to the Straits Times, Zhang leveraged on her experience by stalling for time at crucial stages of the game, which broke Feng's rhythm. Interviewed after the match, Feng said: "I'm sure I'll win a medal at the next Olympics."[18]

At a victory celebration in Singapore on 25 August 2008, Vivian Balakrishnan, the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, announced that Feng, Li and Wang would be presented with the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Meritorious Service Medal).[19]

Competitions between 2008 and 2012

On 9 September 2008, Feng beat her compatriot Wang to clinch the bronze medal at the ITTF Women's World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.[20] Despite crashing out of the singles event earlier, Feng and her teammates Li and Wang won the top title at the ITTF Pro Tour ERKE German Open in Berlin on 22 November 2008.[21] Feng won her first professional singles title at the Polish Open in Warsaw on 30 November 2008, in an all-Singapore final against Wang. Feng and Yu Mengyu also took silver in the doubles.[22] On 2 December 2008, the ITTF announced that Feng was ranked sixth in the world. This made her the top Singapore female table tennis player and the highest-ranked player in the world not representing China.[23] She was third in Today newspaper's list of athletes of the year for 2008.[24]

On 23 August 2009, Feng achieved her second Pro Tour singles title at the KAL Cup Korean Open in Seoul.[25]

Feng took part in the 25th Southeast Asian Games in Vientiane, Laos. She was a member of the Singapore women's team with Sun Beibei and Wang that defeated Thailand 3–0 to win Gold on 10 December 2009. On 14 December 2009, she and her partner Wang were defeated by compatriots Sun and Yu in an all-Singapore final in the women's doubles.[26] The following day, in her maiden appearance at the Games, she achieved gold in the singles competition after defeating Wang 4–1.[27]

The Singapore Table Tennis Association made Feng the inaugural winner of its Best Player of the Year award on 12 February 2010.[28] As of 8 April 2010, she had worked her way up to a second-place ranking in the world.[2] On 3 May 2010, the Singapore National Olympic Council named her Sportswoman of the Year for 2009. The national table tennis women's team, composed of Feng, Li, Wang and Sun were awarded the Team of the Year prize at the Singapore Sports Awards.[29]

Together with Sun and Wang, Feng was a member of the team at the Liebherr World Team Table Tennis Championships in Moscow that defeated China, 17-time winner and the reigning world champion, with a score of 3–1. In the two games she played, Feng defeated Liu Shiwen and Ding Ning, ranked number one and four in the world respectively and Wang contributing another point to the team by defeating Liu Shiwen. This was the first time Singapore had lifted the Corbillon cup.[30]

Corbillon cup display during victory parade in June 2010
Corbillon cup display during victory parade in June 2010

2012 Summer Olympics

Feng represented Singapore at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and was the nation's flagbearer at the Parade of Nations segment of the opening ceremony.[31] She entered the women's singles competition seeded sixth,[32] and progressed until she was defeated 2-4 by China's Ding Ning in the semi-finals.[33] She won against Kasumi Ishikawa of Japan 4–0 (11–9, 11–6, 11–6, 11–5) to take the bronze medal, becoming the second Singaporean to win an individual Olympic medal.[34] Interviewed after her win, Feng said: "I'm really happy, although I feel it's come a little too suddenly. My form wasn't very good lately, so I didn't dare to carry too much expectations coming into the London Olympics. It was just a relief to win."[35]

Feng also participated in the women's team competition with Li and Wang. They were beaten 0–3 by Japan in the semifinals, but took the bronze medal by edging out South Korea 3–0. Feng defeated Kim Kyung Ah 11–9, 11–8, 4–11, 13–11, Li also successfully fended off Seok Ha Jung 11–5, 11–8, 6–11, 11–8. Li and Wang then succeeded in the doubles game against Seok and Dang Ye Seo 11–9, 11–6, 6–11, 11–5. This marked the first time Singapore had won more than one medal at an Olympic Games. Feng commented: "Against Japan, we gave ourselves too much pressure and lost the psychological battle. After that, I told myself that I must prepare myself well mentally and it's only when I do what I'm capable of that I can win."[36]

Singles Event
Date Round Result Opponent Score Individual Sets
- 1st Bye
- 2nd Bye
29 July 3rd Win Chinese Taipei Chen Szu-yu 4-1 11-6 11-13 11-5 12-10 11-9 -
30 July 4th Win Germany Wu Jiaduo 4-2 11-6 7-11 11-5 9-11 11-6 11-6
31 July Quarter-Final Win South Korea Kim Kyungah 4-2 13-11 11-7 4-11 11-6 10-12 12-10
Semi-Final Loss China Ding Ning 2-4 7-11 4-11 11-9 10-12 11-6 6-11
1 August Bronze Medal match Win Japan Kasumi Ishikawa 4-0 11-9 11-6 11-6 11-5 - -
Team Event
Date Round Result Opponent Score
3 August Round of 16 Win  Poland 3-1
4 August Quarter-Final Win  DPR Korea 3-0
5 August Semi-Final Loss  Japan 0-3
7 August Bronze Medal match Win  South Korea 3-0

2013

Feng participated in many tournaments in 2013, achieving commendable results in several competitions. Notable ones include the Kuwait Open, 2013 World Table Tennis Championships and the 2013 Women's World Cup.

2013 Kuwait Open

Feng participated in the 2013 Kuwait Open as the fourth seed in the women singles competition. She ended up as the runner-up, losing out to China's Liu Shiwen. In the semifinals, Feng, then world ranked 6th, stunned then world number one Ding Ning from China in an epic encounter that finished 4-3 in favour of Feng.[37][38]

Date Round Result Opponent Score Individual Sets
16 February Round of 32 Win South Korea Kang Mi-soon 4-2 11-6 8-11 11-4 11-8 11-13 11-8 -
17 February Round of 16 Win Belarus Viktoria Pavlovich 4-1 11-6 19-17 11-3 6-11 11-7 - -
17 February Quarterfinals Win Japan Kasumi Ishikawa 4-1 11-9 13-11 9-11 11-7 11-8 - -
18 February Semifinals Win China Ding Ning 4-3 11-8 5-11 5-11 12-10 11-9 8-11 11-3
18 February Final Loss China Liu Shiwen 2-4 11-4 11-13 8-11 2-11 11-3 8-11 -
2013 World Table Tennis Championships

Feng qualified for the women singles event of the 2013 World Table Tennis Championships as the fourth seed. She progressed to the quarterfinals as one of the only remaining players outside of China, before losing out to China's fifth seeded Zhu Yuling.[39] She also participated in the women's doubles event with Yu Mengyu. Feng and Yu impressively secured the joint bronze medal alongside Chinese pair Chen Meng and Zhu Yuling.[40]

Singles
Date Round Result Opponent Score Individual Sets
15 May Round of 128 Win Romania Iulia Necula 4-1 4-11 11-8 11-6 11-4 11-6 -
15 May Round of 64 Win Japan Misaki Morizono 4-2 11-8 4-11 6-11 11-8 11-8 11-8
16 May Round of 32 Win Japan Shiho Matsudaira 4-0 11-6 11-6 12-10 11-3 - -
17 May Round of 16 Win Ukraine Tetyana Bilenko 4-2 11-8 11-6 9-11 7-11 11-8 11-9
18 May Quarterfinals Loss China Zhu Yuling 0-4 7-11 5-11 6-11 7-11 - -
Doubles (with Yu Mengyu)
Date Round Result Opponent Score Individual Sets
15 May Round of 64 Win Italy L Ridolfi / N Stefanova 4-1 6-11 11-8 11-6 11-8 11-7 - -
16 May Round of 32 Win Ukraine T Bilenko / G Gapanova 4-3 5-11 10-12 11-8 7-11 11-2 11-4 11-4
17 May Round of 16 Win Japan K Ishikawa / M Morizono 4-1 11-7 11-5 11-7 8-11 11-7 - -
17 May Quarterfinals Win Japan A Fukuhara / S Hirano 4-0 11-7 11-6 11-3 11-8 - - -
19 May Semifinals Loss China Y Guo / X Li 2-4 12-10 7-11 7-11 4-11 11-9 8-11 -
2013 Women's World Cup

Feng participated in the 2013 Women's World Cup and progressed to the semifinals, before losing out to Wu Yang of China. However, she defeated Hong Kong's Jiang Huajun in the bronze medal playoff, thereby attaining the bronze medal.[41]

Date Round Result Opponent Score Individual Sets
22 September Quarterfinals Win Japan Kasumi Ishikawa 4-3 11-7 9-11 8-11 11-9 11-4 9-11 11-7
23 September Semifinals Loss China Wu Yang 1-4 8-11 11-8 8-11 7-11 10-12 - -
23 September Bronze medal match Win Hong Kong Jiang Huajun 4-0 11-6 13-11 12-10 11-2 - - -

2014

Feng notched impressive results in 2014, winning several titles such as the Philippines Open, Australia Open, and most notably, Japan Open titles. She also attained the runner-up position in the Korea Open.

Feng also impressed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning the gold medal in the Women's singles event, Women's doubles event with Yu Mengyu, and the Women's team event, alongside teammates Yu Mengyu, Lin Ye, Zhou Yihan and Isabelle Li.[42]

At the 2014 Asian Games, Feng secured two bronzes, one in the Women's singles event and the other in the Women's team event.[43] Feng also led the Singapore Women's team to a bronze medal in the 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships.[44]

At the year-end ITTF Star Awards, Feng was nominated for the Female Table Tennis Star award, alongside star players Ding Ning, Liu Shiwen and Kasumi Ishikawa.[45]

2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships

Feng led the Singapore women's team comprising Yu Mengyu, Isabelle Li and Yee Herng Hwee to a bronze medal in the 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships. Impressively, Feng won 10 out of 11 matches that she played throughout the tournament, losing only to China's Li Xiaoxia in the semifinals.[46][44]

Overall Team results
Date Round Result Opponent Score
28 April Group Stage Win  Luxembourg 3-0
29 April Group Stage Win  Russia 3-1
29 April Group Stage Win  Netherlands 3-1
30 April Group Stage Win  South Korea 3-1
1 May Group Stage Win  France 3-1
3 May Quarterfinals Win  Romania 3-1
4 May Semifinals Loss  China 0-3
Individual breakdown of Feng's matches
Date Round Result Opponent Score Individual Sets
28 April Group Stage Win Luxembourg Sarah De Nutte 3-1 11-3 9-11 11-7 11-6 -
29 April Group Stage Win Russia Elena Troshneva 3-1 4-11 11-4 11-4 13-11 -
29 April Group Stage Win Russia Maria Dolgikh 3-0 11-6 11-8 12-10 - -
29 April Group Stage Win Netherlands Li Jie 3-0 11-5 11-9 11-9 - -
29 April Group Stage Win Netherlands Li Jiao 3-1 8-11 11-5 12-10 11-9 -
30 April Group Stage Win South Korea Yang Ha-eun 3-2 5-11 11-8 11-6 9-11 11-7
30 April Group Stage Win South Korea Suh Hyo-won 3-1 12-10 8-11 11-5 12-10 -
1 May Group Stage Win France Carole Grundisch 3-1 13-11 12-10 9-11 11-4 -
3 May Quarterfinals Win Romania Monteiro Dodean Daniela 3-0 12-10 11-8 11-9 - -
3 May Quarterfinals Win Romania Elizabeta Samara 3-0 11-8 11-5 11-9 - -
4 May Semifinals Loss China Li Xiaoxia 1-3 11-8 8-11 5-11 7-11 -
2014 Korea Open

Feng participated in the 2014 Korea Open and advanced all the way to the finals, where she lost to Germany's Han Ying. On route to the final, she notably defeated China's rising star Wang Manyu, as well as teammate Yu Mengyu.[47]

Date Round Result Opponent Score Individual Sets
13 June Round of 32 Win France Li Xue 4-0 11-7 11-4 11-8 11-6 - - -
14 June Round of 16 Win Germany Shan Xiaona 4-2 11-5 7-11 11-2 4-11 11-9 11-7 -
14 June Quarterfinals Win China Wang Manyu 4-3 11-4 11-5 7-11 11-9 6-11 6-11 11-6
15 June Semifinals Win Singapore Yu Mengyu 4-2 11-4 11-8 11-5 7-11 6-11 11-4 -
15 June Final Loss Germany Han Ying 0-4 6-11 7-11 5-11 7-11 - - -
2014 Japan Open

Feng participated in the 2014 Japan Open, a Super Series tournament, and clinched the gold medal after defeating Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa in the final. It was Feng's third title of the year, having won the 2014 Philippines Open and 2014 Australia Open, and also a week after coming in second place in the 2014 Korea Open.[48]

Date Round Result Opponent Score Individual Sets
20 June Round of 32 Win South Korea Kim Byeolnim 4-0 11-4 11-7 11-7 11-5 - -
21 June Round of 16 Win China Chen Xingtong 4-1 11-8 11-5 11-5 7-11 11-8 -
21 June Quarterfinals Win Japan Misako Wakamiya 4-0 11-9 11-5 11-8 11-6 - -
22 June Semifinals Win Sweden Li Fen 4-1 11-7 12-14 11-3 11-7 12-10 -
22 June Final Win Japan Kasumi Ishikawa 4-2 12-10 9-11 3-11 11-3 11-5 13-11
2014 Asian Games

Feng participated in the Women's singles and Women's team event at the 2014 Asian Games. She managed to clinch the bronze medal in the singles event, and managed to lead the Singapore women's team to a bronze medal at the women's team event.[43]

Singles event
Date Round Result Opponent Score Individual Sets
1 October Round of 32 Win Kazakhstan Yuliya Ryabova 4-0 11-1 11-4 11-4 11-5 - - -
2 October Round of 16 Win Thailand Nanthana Komwong 4-1 8-11 11-4 11-6 11-7 11-5 - -
2 October Quarterfinals Win Japan Ai Fukuhara 4-3 11-9 11-9 11-6 7-11 3-11 8-11 11-6
4 October Semifinals Loss China Zhu Yuling 0-4 11-13 11-13 12-14 8-11 - - -
Team event
Date Round Result Opponent Score
27 September Group Stage Win  Qatar 3-0
27 September Group Stage Win  Chinese Taipei 3-2
28 September Group Stage Win  Thailand 3-0
28 September Quarterfinals Win  India 3-0
29 September Semifinals Loss  Japan 2-3

2016 Summer Olympics

Feng participated in ITTF Asian-Olympics Qualifier (South-East Asian region) at Hong Kong from 13 to 17 April 2016. She was the winner for SEA group and was given a direct entry to the singles event at Rio de Janeiro Olympics, her third Olympics appearance. In the qualifier match, She defeated Nanthana Komwong in the Quarter-Finals, Suthasini Sawettabut in Semi-Finals & Yu in the Finals.[49]

According to July world ranking published by ITTF, Feng was seeded second in Olympics singles. This was her highest-ever Olympic seeding.[50] The team consisting of herself, Yu and Zhou was seeded fourth. She reached the singles Quarter-Final but lost to Ai Fukuhara of Japan in 4 straight games.[51] Feng, Yu and Zhou reached the semi-final of the team event but lost to China 0–3. In the bronze medal match, the trio was defeated by Japan 1–3.[52]

Singles Event
Date Round Result Opponent Score Individual Sets
- 1st Bye
- 2nd Bye
8 August 3rd Win Luxembourg Ni Xialian 4-2 8-11 5-11 11-8 11-5 11-4 11-5
4th Win Austria Liu Jia 4-1 11-6 11-6 11-7 6-11 11-4 -
9 August Quarter-Final Loss Japan Ai Fukuhara 0-4 12-14 8-11 7-11 5-11 - -
Team Event
Date Round Result Opponent Score
12 August Round of 16 Win  Egypt 3-0
13 August Quarter-Final Win  South Korea 3-2
15 August Semi-Final Loss  China 0-3
16 August Bronze Medal match Loss  Japan 1-3

2019 Women's World Cup

Feng defeated Bernadette Szőcs and Kasumi Ishikawa before losing to Zhu Yuling, 4-0, 4-3, and 2-4 respectively. She took the bronze medal after defeating Lily Zhang with a 4-1 score.[53]

Date Round Result Opponent Score Individual Sets
19 October Round of 16 Win Romania Bernadette Szőcs 4-0 11-8 12-10 11-8 11-8 - - -
19 October Quarterfinals Win Japan Kasumi Ishikawa 4-3 12-10 7-11 11-8 8-11 8-11 12-10 11-7
20 October Semifinals Loss China Zhu Yuling 2-4 1-11 13-11 11-9 5-11 5-11 5-11 -
20 October 3rd place Win United States Lily Zhang 4-1 11-6 11-8 11-8 5-11 15-13 - -

2020 Women's World Cup

In the first ITTF event since the hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Feng was upset by Zhang. However, she later beat Zhang in a rematch in WTT Macau.[54]

2020 Summer Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympics was Feng's fourth appearance at the Olympic Games, having participated in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, winning a silver medal and a bronze medal in the Team Event in the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics respectively, as well as a singles bronze in 2012.[55] According to July's Olympic Qualification Ranking published by the International Table Tennis Federation, Feng was seeded sixth in the singles event.[56]

Feng received a bye in Round 1 and Round 2 due to her seeding. In Round 3, she defeated Spain's María Xiao, coming from 0-1 down to win 4-1.[57] In the Round of 16, Feng faced Germany's Han Ying, an opponent she had not defeated before in all her previous four international encounters. Han won a tight first game 13-11, followed by an equally close 11-7 and 11-9 victory in games two and three, putting her 3-0 up. Feng fought back and took the next game 11-8 and led 7-3 in the fifth, but was unable to close out the game, which Han eventually won 11-8. Despite a valiant effort, Feng's singles campaign ended in a 1-4 defeat to Han Ying in the Round of 16.[58]

In the team event, Feng, together with Yu Mengyu and Lin Ye, defeated 13th seeded France 3-0 in the Round of 16, progressing to the quarterfinals. In the second match, Feng made a comeback from 0-2 down to win 3-2 against Prithika Pavade.[59] In the quarterfinals, the 6th seeded Singapore team was handed an unfavourable draw against favourites China, the top seed and eventual gold medallists in the Women's Team event. In the first match (doubles), Yu and Lin lost 0-3 (5-11, 7-11, 5-11) to Chen Meng and Wang Manyu. In the second match, a close first and third game saw Feng lose 0-3 (8-11, 3-11, 8-11) to Sun Yingsha, who was the silver medallist in the Singles event. Olympics debutant Lin then lost the third match to Wang (11-6, 9-11, 6-11, 5-11), after a solid first game win. This wrapped up a 3-0 victory for China and signalled the end of Singapore's Table Tennis campaign in the 2020 Summer Olympics.[60] It also marked the end of Feng Tianwei's Olympic table tennis career.[61]

Singles Event
Date Round Result Opponent Score Individual Sets
- 1st Bye
- 2nd Bye
26 July 3rd Win Spain María Xiao 4-1 8-11 12-10 11-5 11-2 11-4
27 July 4th Loss Germany Han Ying 1-4 11-13 7-11 9-11 11-8 8-11
Team Event
Date Round Result Opponent Score
2 August Round of 16 Win  France 3-0
3 August Quarter-Final Loss  China 0-3

2021

In March, Feng played at WTT Doha. She suffered an early-round upset in WTT Contender, but made it to the finals in the WTT Star Contender event, where she lost to Mima Ito of Japan. As a result of her finals run, Feng passed Kasumi Ishikawa in projected Olympic seeding and put herself in a strong position to take the Olympic fourth seed from Cheng I-ching.[62]

2022

Feng took part in the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham. She won three golds in the women's team, singles and doubles events. In the singles event, she came back from three sets down to beat compatriot Zeng Jian 4-3 in an all-Singapore final. [63] She partnered Zeng Jian to defeat the Australian duoJee Minhyung and Jian Fang Lay 3-0 in the finals.[64]

Feng was also awarded the David Dixon Award, presented to the Commonwealth Games athlete who showcases an exceptional level of performance, commitment and fair play. She is the first Singaporean to win this award.[65]

Key career records

Legend :

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Gold
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Silver
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Bronze   QR: Qualifying Round

Event Results Date Competition
2007
Women's singles[12]
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26 August 2007 ITTF Pro Tour Chinese Taipei Open
U21 Singles
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14 December 2007 Volkswagen Pro Tour Grand Finals
Beijing, China
2008
Women's Team
(With Li Jiawei, Wang Yuegu, Sun Beibei & Yu Mengyu)
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1 March 2008 Evergrande Real Estate World Team Table Tennis Championships
Guangzhou, China
Women's singles[66]
Med 2.png
30 March 2008 2008 Asian Cup
Sapporo, Japan
Women's Team[15]
(With Li Jiawei & Wang Yuegu)
Med 2.png
17 August 2008 2008 Summer Olympics
Beijing, China
Women's singles Quarter-Finalist 21 August 2008 2008 Summer Olympics
Beijing, China
Women's singles[20]
Med 3.png
9 September 2008 2008 Women's World Cup
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Women's Team[21]
(With Li Jiawei & Wang Yuegu)
Med 1.png
22 November 2008 ITTF Pro Tour ERKE German Open
Berlin, Germany
Women's singles[22]
(Maiden World Tour Singles Title)
Med 1.png
30 November 2008 ITTF Pro Tour Polish Open
Warsaw, Poland
Women's doubles[22]
(With Yu Mengyu)
Med 2.png
30 November 2008 ITTF Pro Tour Polish Open
Warsaw, Poland
Women's doubles
(With Yu Mengyu)
Quarter-Finalist 11 December 2008 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Macau
Women's singles Semi-Finalist 14 December 2008 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Macau
2009
Mixed doubles
(With Gao Ning)
Round of 16 1 May 2009 H.I.S. World Table Tennis Championships
Yokohama, Japan
Women's singles
Quarter-Finalist 3 May 2009 H.I.S. World Table Tennis Championships
Yokohama, Japan
Women's doubles
(With Wang Yuegu)
Quarter-Finalist 3 May 2009 H.I.S. World Table Tennis Championships
Yokohama, Japan
Women's singles 4th 12 October 2009 2009 Women's World Cup
Guangzhou, China
Women's Team
(With Wang Yuegu, Li Jiawei, Sun Beibei & Yu Mengyu)
Med 2.png
25 October 2009 2009 World Team Cup
Linz, Austria
Women's Team
(With Sim Kaixin Zena, Sun Beibei, Wang Yuegu & Yu Mengyu)
Med 1.png
10 December 2009 25th Southeast Asian Games
Vientiane, Laos
Women's doubles[26]
(With Wang Yuegu)
Med 2.png
14 December 2009 25th Southeast Asian Games
Vientiane, Laos
Mixed doubles
(With Gao Ning)
Med 2.png
14 December 2009 25th Southeast Asian Games
Vientiane, Laos
Women's singles[27]
Med 1.png
15 December 2009 25th Southeast Asian Games
Vientiane, Laos
Women's singles Semi-Finalist 10 January 2010 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Macau
2010
Women's singles
Med 3.png
28 March 2010 2010 Asian Cup
Guangzhou, China
Women's singles[67]
Med 2.png
30 March 2010 Volkswagen 2010 Cup
Guangzhou, China
Women's Team[30]
(With Li Jiawei, Sun Beibei, Wang Yuegu & Yu Mengyu)
Med 1.png
30 May 2010 LIEBHERR World Team Table Tennis Championships
Moscow, Russia
Women's singles QR 25 September 2010 2010 Women's World Cup
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Women's Team
(With Li Jiawei, Sun Beibei, Wang Yuegu & Yu Mengyu)
Med 2.png
1 October 2010 2010 World Team Cup
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Women's Team
(With Li Jiawei, Sun Beibei, Wang Yuegu & Yu Mengyu)
Med 1.png
8 October 2010 2010 Commonwealth Games
New Delhi, India
Mixed doubles
(with Gao Ning)
Med 2.png
12 October 2010 2010 Commonwealth Games
New Delhi, India
Women's singles
Med 1.png
13 October 2010 2010 Commonwealth Games
New Delhi, India
Women's doubles
(With Wang Yuegu)
Med 2.png
14 October 2010 2010 Commonwealth Games
New Delhi, India
Women's Team
(With Li Jiawei, Sun Beibei, Wang Yuegu & Yu Mengyu)
Med 2.png
16 November 2010 2010 Asian Games
Guangzhou, China
Women's singles
Quarter-Finalist 18 November 2010 2010 Asian Games
Guangzhou, China
Women's doubles
(With Wang Yuegu)
Quarter-Finalist 17 December 2010 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Seoul, South Korea
Women's singles
Med 1.png
19 December 2010 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Seoul, South Korea
2011
Women's singles
Quarter-Finalist 23 March 2011 Volkswagen Cup 2011
Guangzhou, China
Women's doubles
(With Wang Yuegu)
Round of 16 12 May 2011 GAC GROUP World Table Tennis Championships
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Women's singles Quarter-Finalist 13 May 2011 GAC GROUP World Table Tennis Championships
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Women's singles 4th 30 October 2011 2011 Women's World Cup
Singapore
Women's Team
(With Li Jiawei, Wang Yuegu, Sun Beibei & Yu Mengyu)
Med 3.png
5 November 2011 2011 World Team Cup
Magdeburg, Germany
Women's doubles
(With Sun Beibei)
Med 1.png
15 November 2011 26th Southeast Asian Games
Palembang, Indonesia
Women's singles
Med 1.png
16 November 2011 26th Southeast Asian Games
Palembang, Indonesia
Women's singles Quarter-Finalist 25 November 2011 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
London, United Kingdom
2012
Women's Team
(with Li Jiawei, Wang Yuegu, Sun Beibei & Yu Mengyu)
Med 2.png
1 April 2012 LIEBHERR World Team Table Tennis Championships
Dortmund, Germany
Women's singles
Med 3.png
1 August 2012 2012 Summer Olympics
London, United Kingdom
Women's Team[36]
(with Li Jiawei & Wang Yuegu)
Med 3.png
7 August 2012 2012 Summer Olympics
London, United Kingdom
Women's singles 4th 23 September 2012 2012 Women's World Cup
Huangshi, China
Women's singles
Semi-Finalist 9 December 2012 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Hangzhou, China
Women's doubles
(with Yu Mengyu )
Med 1.png
9 December 2012 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Hangzhou, China
2013
Women's Team
(with Yu Mengyu, Li Siyun Isabelle & Yee Herng Hwee)
Med 3.png
30 March 2013 2013 World Team Cup
Guangzhou, China
Mixed doubles
(With Gao Ning)
Round of 32 16 May 2013 LIEBHERR World Table Tennis Championships
Paris, France
Women's singles
Quarter-Finalist 18 May 2013 LIEBHERR World Table Tennis Championships
Paris, France
Women's doubles
(with Yu Mengyu)
Med 3.png
19 May 2013 LIEBHERR World Table Tennis Championships
Paris, France
Women's singles
Med 3.png
23 September 2013 2013 Women's World Cup
Kobe, Japan
Women's singles
Quarter-Finalist 9 January 2014 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Women's doubles
(With Yu Mengyu)
Quarter-Finalist 11 January 2014 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2014
Women's Team
(With Yu Mengyu, Li Siyun Isabelle & Yee Herng Hwee)
Med 3.png
4 May 2014 ZEN-NOH World Team Table Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Women's Team
(With Yu Mengyu, Lin Ye, Zhou Yihan & Li Siyun Isabelle)
Med 1.png
27 July 2014 2014 Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Scotland
Women's singles
Med 1.png
1 August 2014 2014 Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Scotland
Women's doubles
(With Yu Mengyu)
Med 1.png
2 August 2014 2014 Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, Scotland
Women's Team
(With Yu Mengyu, Lin Ye, Zhou Yihan & Li Siyun Isabelle)
Med 3.png
29 September 2014 2014 Asian Games
Incheon, South Korea
Women's singles
Med 3.png
4 October 2014 2014 Asian Games
Incheon, South Korea
Women's singles Quarter-Finalist 13 December 2014 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Bangkok, Thailand
2015
Women's Team
(With Yu Mengyu, Li Siyun Isabelle, Lim Eunice & Zhang Wanling)
Med 3.png
10 January 2015 2015 World Team Cup
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Women's singles
Med 1.png
15 March 2015 2015 Asian Cup
Jaipur, India
Women's singles Quarter-Finalist 1 May 2015 QOROS World Table Tennis Championships
Suzhou, China
Women's doubles
(With Yu Mengyu)
Med 3.png
3 May 2015 QOROS World Table Tennis Championships
Suzhou, China
Women's doubles
(With Yu Mengyu)
Med 2.png
2 June 2015 28th Southeast Asian Games
Singapore
Women's singles
QR 4 June 2015 28th Southeast Asian Games
Singapore
Women's Team
(With Yu Mengyu, Lin Ye, Zhou Yihan & Li Siyun Isabelle)
Med 1.png
8 June 2015 28th Southeast Asian Games
Singapore
Women's singles
Med 3.png
2 October 2015 Suzuki Asian Championships
Pattaya, Thailand
Women's singles
Round of 16 31 October 2015 2015 Women's World Cup
Sendai, Japan
Women's singles
Round of 16 11 December 2015 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Lisbon, Portugal
2016
Women's Team
(With Yu Mengyu, Li Siyun Isabelle, Yee Herng Hwee & Zhang Wanling)
Quarter-Finalist 4 March 2016 PERFECT World Team Table Tennis Championships
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Women's singles
Winner 14 April 2016 ITTF-Asian Olympics Qualification
(South-East Asia region)
Hong Kong
Women's singles
Med 3.png
30 April 2016 2016 Asian Cup
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Women's singles
Quarter-Finalist 9 August 2016 2016 Summer Olympics
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Women's Team
4th 17 August 2016 2016 Summer Olympics
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Women's singles
Med 3.png
9 October 2016 2016 Women's World Cup
Philadelphia, USA
Women's singles
Round of 16 9 December 2016 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Doha, Qatar
2017
Women's Team
(With Eunice Lim, Tan En Hui, Wong Xinru & Zhang Wanling)
8th 10 April 2017 Seamaster Asian Championships
Wuxi, China
Women's singles
Quarter-Finalist 14 April 2017 Seamaster Asian Championships
Wuxi, China
Women's singles
Quarter-Finalist 3 June 2017 Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships
Düsseldorf, Germany
Women's doubles
(With Yu Mengyu)
Med 3.png
5 June 2017 Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships
Düsseldorf, Germany
Women's doubles
(With Yu Mengyu)
Med 1.png
20 August 2017 29th Southeast Asian Games
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Women's singles
Med 1.png
22 August 2017 29th Southeast Asian Games
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Women's Team
(With Yu Mengyu, Lin Ye, Zhou Yihan & Yee Herng Hwee)
Med 1.png
26 August 2017 29th Southeast Asian Games
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Women's singles
Quarter-Finalist 15 December 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Astana, Kazakhstan
2018
Women's Team
(With Yu Mengyu, Yee Herng Hwee & Zhang Wanling)
Quarter-Finalist 24 February 2018 2018 World Team Cup
London, England
Women's Team
(With Yu Mengyu, Zhou Yihan, Lin Ye & Zhang Wanling)
Med 2.png
8 April 2018 2018 Commonwealth Games
Gold Coast, Australia
Women's doubles
(With Yu Mengyu)
Med 1.png
13 April 2018 2018 Commonwealth Games
Gold Coast, Australia
Women's singles
Med 3.png
14 April 2018 2018 Commonwealth Games
Gold Coast, Australia
Women's Team
(With Yu Mengyu, Lin Ye, Zhang Wanling & Pearlyn Koh)
Round of 16 2 May 2018 Liebherr World Team Table Tennis Championships
Halmstad, Sweden
Women's Team
(With Yu Mengyu, Lin Ye, Zhang Wanling & Pearlyn Koh)
Quarter-Finalist 27 August 2018 2018 Asian Games
Jakarta, Indonesia
Women's singles
Round of 16 31 August 2018 2018 Asian Games
Jakarta, Indonesia
Women's singles
Round of 16 13 December 2018 2018 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Incheon, South Korea
2019
Women's singles
Round of 16 24 April 2019 Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Championships
Budapest, Hungary
Women's Team
(With Yu Mengyu, Lin Ye, Wong Xin Ru & Goi Rui Xuan)
Med 3.png
17 September 2019 2019 Asian Table Tennis Championships
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Women's singles
Quarter-Finalist 20 September 2019 2019 Asian Table Tennis Championships
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Women's singles
Med 3.png
20 October 2019 2019 Women's World Cup
Chengdu, China
Women's doubles
Med 3.png
7 December 2019 2019 Southeast Asian Games
Subic Bay, Philippines
Women's singles
Med 2.png
10 December 2019 2019 Southeast Asian Games
Subic Bay, Philippines
Women's singles
Round of 16 12 December 2019 2019 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Zhengzhou, China
2020
Women's singles
Round of 16 8 November 2020 2020 Women's World Cup
Weihai, China
Women's singles
Round of 16 19 November 2020 Bank of Communications 2020 ITTF Finals
Zhengzhou, China
2021
Women's singles
Round of 16 27 July 2021 2020 Summer Olympics
Tokyo, Japan
Women's Team
(With Yu Mengyu & Lin Ye)
Quarter-Finalist 3 August 2021 2020 Summer Olympics
Tokyo, Japan
Women's singles
Round of 32 26 November 2021 2021 World Table Tennis Championships Finals
Houston, USA
2022
Women's Team
(With Zeng Jian, Zhou Jingyi & Wong Xinru)
Med 1.png
1 August 2022 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham, England
Women's Singles
Med 1.png
7 August 2022 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham, England
Women's Doubles
(With Zeng Jian)
Med 1.png
8 August 2022 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham, England

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