Adriana Diaz is the world’s best table tennis player. Her qualification for an Olympic table tennis tournament makes her the first Puerto Rican woman to qualify. Several times she has won Gold Medals at international competitions. The first woman to win the world championship in table tennis at the age of 20. A 20-year-old creating a legacy.
She comes from table tennis enthusiasts, including her big sister, Melanie, who is 23. Both of their parents, Bladimir and Marangely, and two other Diaz sisters have played competitively at one time or another.
However, Adriana is the star of the show; at just 15 years of age, she became the first Puerto Rican woman to qualify for the Olympics. A top 50 player in the world, she is currently number four. In 2020, she competed at the Tokyo Olympics after winning gold at the Pan American Games.
First Gold Medal:
In the table tennis doubles finals of the Pan American Games in Lima, two Puerto Rican sisters brought home gold for their country. In a role similar to that of Venus Williams and Serena Williams, Adriana and Melanie Diaz will bring table tennis to your attention.
Adriana Diaz, runner-up in the Girls’ Junior Singles event at the Swedish Junior and Cadet Open last year, has been seeded top.
- Gold medalist: Women’s Team, Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles in the 2019 Pan American Games
- A gold medalist in women’s singles and mixed doubles at the 2018 Pan American
- A gold medal winner for the Junior Girls Singles category, bronze for the Junior Girls
- Doubles category, and bronze for the Junior Girls Teams category at the 2018 Pan American Junior Championships
- Women’s U21 Singles Champions at 2017 Czech Open. Have a look at What makes tennis balls so fuzzy?
- Among the ITTF Pan American Junior Championships 2017, junior girls won bronze medals for singles and doubles and teams.
- At the 2016 US Open, she won the Women’s Singles championship.
- At the 2016 Butterfly ITTF Pan American Junior Championships, she earned a medal in the Junior Girls Singles event.
- The 2016 Polish Junior and Cadet Open junior girls singles champion
- Champions of the Latin American Championships 2016 in women’s singles
- The World Cadet Challenge saw gold medalists in girls’ team competition, mixed doubles gold medalists, and cadet girls singles bronze medalists in 2015.
- Cadet Girls Singles Champion in 2015 Croatia Junior & Cadet Open
- Silver Medalist for Women’s Doubles at the 2015 ITTF Latin American Championships,
- Mixed Doubles Silver Medalist as well as Bronze Medalist for Women’s Singles
- The XXII Central American and Caribbean Sports Games in 2014 awarded her gold, silver, and bronze medals in mixed doubles and women’s doubles, respectively.
- At the 2014 World Cadet Challenge, the women’s doubles team won bronze, and the women’s team took 3rd place.
- Champions of the Women’s Singles competition at the Pan American Sports Festival 2014
- Taking second place in the Cadet Girls Singles event at the 2013 Latin American Juniors and Cadets Championships
- A member of the 2013 ITTF World Hopes Team. Canadian Junior & Cadet Open champion in girls’ singles for 2013.
- The 2013 Peru Junior & Cadet Open ranked her as the Champion Cadet Girls singles.
- Junior and Cadet Open of Chengdu, 2013: cadet girls singles silver medalist
- In the 2012 ITTF World Cadet Challenge, the girls’ team won bronze.
- Canadian Junior & Cadet Open presented by Butterfly champion in cadet girls singles in 2012
Diaz has achieved a long list of accomplishments. She is no doubt a proud celebrity of table tennis. She was a sports girl from the beginning, and she knew it. We hope you find her story inspiring.