Jeremy Hazin wrote his name into the Canadian table tennis record books in 2017 when at age 17 he became the youngest men’s singles national champion ever. He successfully defended that title in 2018 while also adding a national title in men’s doubles. Hazin had previously won national singles titles in every age category (U11, U13, U15, U18).
In 2013, Hazin became the youngest Canadian player to ever compete at the senior ITTF World Championships when he made his debut at age 13. It was the moment that sparked his Olympic dream as he travelled to Paris and got to watch his table tennis heroes in action and even meet some of them, such as fellow lefty Timo Boll of Germany and Ma Lin of China. Hazin was especially inspired by the way Ma Lin played and believes he has watched every match of the three-time Olympic champion available on the internet.
Hazin was a triple medallist at the 2017 Pan American Junior Championships, winning bronze in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. He was part of Team Canada at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima where he advanced to the round of 16 in singles.
A Little More About Jeremy
Getting into the Sport: Started playing at a local table tennis club of which his dad was a member when he was 8… His parents would drop him off at the club for lessons while doing weekend chores… Began formal training at age 10 and his first major competition was the under-11 national championships… Outside Interests: Loves to sing and record music, especially Chinese pop songs… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: Play with purpose… Coached by teammate Eugene Wang; they travel regularly to China for intense and focused training…
Notable International Results
Pan American Games: 2019 – Rd of 16 (singles), QFs (doubles), QFs (team)
ITTF World Championships: 2017 – group stage (singles), Rd of 128 (doubles); 2013 – group stage (singles)
ITTF World Championships (junior): 2018 – Rd of 32 (singles); 2016 – Rd of 64 (singles), Rd of 32 (doubles); 2015 – group stage (singles), Rd of 64 (doubles)
Pan American Championships: 2019 – Rd of 16 (singles); 2018 – Rd of 32 (singles), Rd of 16 (doubles), QFs (mixed doubles)
Pan American Junior Championships: 2018 – QFs (singles), QFs (doubles); 2017 – BRONZE (singles), BRONZE (doubles), BRONZE (mixed doubles); 2016 – Rd of 16 (singles), QFs (doubles), Rd of 32 (mixed doubles)