Coach: Stefan Feth, Mikael Andersson
Club: WCTTA & HBTK
Style of Play: Offensive looper
- 2016 US Men's Singles Champion
- 2016 US Men's Youth Champion
- 2016 US Olympic Team (Singles & Team)
- 2016 US National & Junior Team
- 2015 US World & Pan American Team
- 2014 ITTF World Cadet Challenge - Boys' Team and Boys' Singles Bronze Medalist
- 2014 World Cup Participant (Youngest ever)
- 2014 North America Cup Men's Singles Winner
- 2014 US World Team Member
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Lisa Costantini Dec. 31, 2016
It was the year of Rio, records and romance. See what headlines you might have missed.
One Match at a Time Kanak Jha Hopes for Success at 2016 US Open
Matt Hetherington Dec. 12, 2016
Fresh off the World Junior Championships and Sweden Open, what can Kanak Jha achieve at this year's US Open in Las Vegas?!
US Run at World Junior Champs Comes to an End
Matt Hetherington, USATT Dec. 06, 2016
Crystal Wang was the last player standing at the ITTF World Junior Championships in Cape Town from the USA contingent.
Four Pass the First Hurdle in World Juniors Main Draw
Matt Hetherington, USATT Dec. 05, 2016
The match-ups looked tough as the main draw for the World Junior Championships in South Africa was announced but, as with most of 2016, our players continued to reach new heights and fight for better results.
2016 World Junior Table Tennis Championships
USATT Dec. 01, 2016
Adar Alguetti, Kanak Jha, Victor Liu, Jack Wang, Angela Guan, Amy Wang, Crystal Wang, Grace Yang along with coaches Wei Qi and Jun Gao.
Teenager but seasoned competitor, fifth consecutive appearance for Kanak Jha
Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Nov. 29, 2016
Only 16 years old he is a seasoned competitor; significantly he won the 2014 North American Cup, a success that gained him a place in the Liebherr Men’s World Cup later that year. More recently he was on duty at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
2016 World Junior Championships US Team Announced
USATT Nov. 07, 2016
USA Table Tennis’ High Performance Director Cory Eider has selected with consultation of the High Performance Committee Chair, Athlete Advisory Committee, and National Team Coaches members of Team USA for the Sun International 2016 World Junior Table Tennis Championships.
Resistance Training on the Table
Kanak Jha, 2016 US Olympic Team Oct. 11, 2016
We are trying some experiments - using resistance, just to make sure that the in and out footwork becomes more active and dynamic.
North American Championships
USATT Sept. 13, 2016
USA defeats Canada in both Men’s and Women’s Teams, and so Team USA will represent North America at the 2017 World Team Cup.
Ping pong prodigy Bob Costas plays Olympian Kanak Jha
NBC Olympic.com Aug. 22, 2016
Olympic Zone correspondent Jill Martin gets Bob Costas to take on Team USA's Kanak Jha in table tennis. See how the NBC Olympics primetime host fared.