Dimitrij Ovtcharov , The World Table Tennis Champion

Dimitrij Ovtcharov (born September 2, 1988 in Kiev) is a Ukrainian-born table tennis players of Germany. On December 2011, he was ranked # 10 in the world with Table International Tennis Federation (ITTF).
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Ovtcharov won a silver medal as part of the German men's team, along with Timo Boll and Christian Süß. He uses a special technique in his service, which is then chosen by TIME as one of the top 50 innovations of 2008.

On September 22, 2010 Ovtcharov has been suspended by the German Table Tennis Federation (DTTB) for A-sample tests positive for Clenbuterol can be used as improve the performance of substance. Ovtcharov denied doping charges and asked for the analysis of B-sample was positive. [8] [9] After the examination and further investigation, the hair samples voluntarily offered by Ovtcharov clenbuterol and showed no evidence of abuse. DTTB then unanimously decided to abolish the suspension on October 15, 2010. The decision was supported by the ITTF.


Dimitrij Ovtcharov is left-handed, his style is shakehand grip. His sword is Ovtcharov Senso V1 with Tenergy 05 rubber on both sides.

Career record

Olympics: Round of 16 (2008).
World Championships: Round of 16 (2009, 11).
World Cup Appearances: 4. Record: 5-8 (2008, 09, 10, 11).
Pro Tour winner (3): 2010 India Open. 2011 Brasil Open. 2011

Korea Open

Runner-up (2): 2009 Denmark Open. 2010 Poland Open.
Pro Tour Grand Finals appearances: 5. Record: round 16 (2007-2011).
European Championship: SF (2007).
Europe Top-12: Winner (2012).

Men's Doubles

World Championships: Round of 16 (2009).
Pro Tour winners (1): 2007 Chinese Taipei Open.
Pro Tour Grand Finals appearances: 1. Record: QF (2007).
Mixed Doubles
World Championships: 64th round (2007).


Olympic Games: 2nd (2008).
World Championships: 2 (2010).
World Team Cup: 3 (2009, 11).
European Championships: 1 (2007-2011).

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