Current ranking 66 (March 2013)
Highest ranking 46
Weight 62 kg
|Residence Essen, Germany|
Height 1.64 m
Name Zhenqi Barthel
|Born 9 January 1987 (age 28)
China (1987-01-09) |
Similar People Sabine Winter, Shan Xiaona, Wu Jiaduo, Petrissa Solja
Polish Open 2013 Highlights: Shan Xiaona/Zhenqi Barthel vs Park Seonghye/Jeon Jihee (Final)
Zhenqi Barthel (simplified Chinese: 孙祯琦; traditional Chinese: 孫禎琦; pinyin: Sūn Zhènqǐ; born January 9, 1987), née Sun Zhenqi, is a German table tennis player of Chinese origin. In 2002, she moved to Essen, Germany, where she became a resident athlete of TuS Holsterhausen, and trained for the table tennis team, under her personal coaches Jörg Bitzigeio and Wang Zhi. Three years later, she was adopted by the couple Barthel, changed her surname, and obtained a German citizenship. As of March 2013, Barthel is ranked no. 66 in the world by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). She is also right-handed, and uses the shakehand grip.
- Polish Open 2013 Highlights Shan XiaonaZhenqi Barthel vs Park SeonghyeJeon Jihee Final
- Qatar open 2013 amelie solja zhenqi barthel
Barthel qualified for the inaugural women's team event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by receiving a spot as one of the remaining top 10 teams from ITTF's Computer Team Ranking List. Playing with fellow Chinese-born teammate Wu Jiaduo and Olympic veteran Elke Schall, Barthel placed fourth in the preliminary pool round, against Hong Kong, Poland, and Romania, with a total score of three points, and three straight losses.
At the 2009 European Championships in Stuttgart, Barthel and her partner Kristin Silbereisen won a bronze medal in the women's doubles match, and shared their triumph with the Eastern European duo Oksana Fadeyeva (Russia) and Rūta Paškauskienė (Lithuania). Four years later, Barthel captured a silver medal, along with Shan Xiaona, in the same tournament at the ITTF 2013 World Tour Qatar Open in Doha, losing out to the formidable Chinese duo and Olympic champions Ding Ning and Li Xiaoxia (8–11, 11–9, 7–11, 9–11).