Tomokazu Harimoto Biography

( 2003 - )
September 22, 2019
First published on:September 22, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Tomokazu Harimoto

Date of Birth: 2003, June 27
Age: 16 years old
Birth Nation: Japan
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Name Zhang Zhihe
Birth Place Sendai, Japan
Famous Name Tomokazu Harimoto
Father Zhang Yu
Mother Zhang Ling
Net Worth $0.2 million
Nationality Japanese

Sixteen years old, Tomokazu Harimoto is the youngest table tennis player to win ITTF World Tour men's singles title at 14 and ITTF World Tour Grand Finals at 15, in August 2017 and December 2018 respectively. Currently, he is ranked #4 with a total point of 13655 in ITTF Men's World Ranking.

Currently, he worth $0.2 million as of 2019. Regarding his love life, he is possibly single. 

Tomokazu Harimoto Net Worth

At the age of 14 years, 207 days, he won men's singles title at the Japanese National Championships in January 2018. Harimoto's net worth is approximately $0.2 million, mostly earned through his tennis career. 

After winning 2018 Incheon, Harimoto summoned $100,000, the highest prize money in his sports career. Furthermore, he also won the 2017 Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Czech Open.

According to the source, an agreement between Seamaster and ITTF for the 2017 World Tour had a new development with a cumulative $150,000 increase in the prize money. Hence, Harimoto surely has won a lucrative sum as prize money from the 2017 ITTF World Tour Czech Open. 

CAPTION: Tomokazu Harimoto SOURCE: International Table Tennis Federation

That same year, he also participated at T2 Asia Pacific League which had huge prize money of $1.5 million. If he could have made it gold, he would be a millionaire now. 

Additionally, he has won several titles in World Junior Championships, Asian Junior Championships, and Asian Championships, through which he might have collected decent sum. 

Other than that, the teen tennis players have a sponsorship deal with BUTTERFLY PRODUCT. 

Harimoto, until the age of 16 in 2019, has defeated some of the world-class players like Ma Long, Xu Xin, Fan Zhendong, etc.

Single At The Moment

When it comes to his personal life, Tomokazu Harimoto is a private person. There is no news and rumors related to his's love life such as dating or girlfriend. It seems, he is focused on his career rather than involving in a romantic relationship yet. 

Besides, he actively surfs Instagram where he has 34.3k followers. What's more, he enjoys watching movies, playing baseball and reading in his leisure time.  

Table Tennis Career Stats

  • At the age of 12 years, 355 days, he won an ITTF World Tour under-21 men's singles title in June 2016.

  • At the age of 13 years, 163 days, he became youngest ever winner to earn the boys' singles title at the World Junior Championships, in December 2016

  • At the age 14 years, 61 days, Harimoto won ITTF World Tour men's singles title, in August 2017.

  • At the age of 14 years, 207 days, he won men's singles title at the Japanese National Championships in January 2018.

  • At the age of 15 years, 172 days, he won an ITTF World Tour Grand Finals men's singles title, in December 2018.

Holds Japanese Nationality

Tomokazu Harimoto was born to former table tennis players Zhang Yu (father) and Zhang Ling (mother). His parents represented China at the 43rd World Table Tennis Championships in Tianjin. Born as Zhang Zhihe, he legally changed his surname to Harimoto after he became a naturalized citizen of Japan in 2014.

Tomokazu Harimoto SOURCE: Butterfly Table Tennis

Following his parent's footstep, Harimoto started playing table tennis at the tender age of two. Upon graduation from East Miyagi Elementary School, he moved to Tokyo to enroll at the JOC Elite Academy. 

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