ITTF World Tour 2017 German Open, Magdeburg, Germany, 7 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017, Miu Hirano
|Born||14 April 2000|
Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture
|Playing style||Right-handed, Shakehand grip, Counter Driver|
|Equipment(s)||Butterfly Viscaria FL (blade), Butterfly Tenergy 05 Hard (FH, black), Butterfly Tenergy 05 (BH, red)|
|Highest ranking||5 (July 2017)|
|Current ranking||6 (May 2018)|
|Club||Nippon Life RED ELF|
|Height||1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||45 kg (99 lb)|
On March 2014, she and Mima Ito won their first doubles title at ITTF World Tour German Open. They became the youngest ever winners of the doubles competition in the ITTF World Tour. She was part of the Japanese team in 2014 Asian Games, but lost to China in the final.
On December 2014, she won the doubles title with Mima Ito at the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Bangkok. The pair defeated Singapore pair of Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu in the semi-finals and Poland pair of Katarzyna Grzybowska and Natalia Partyka in the final.
On 5 July 2015, Miu Hirano and Mima Ito won the Women’s Doubles title at the ITTF World Tour Korean Open. This was their third doubles title since 2014.
On 9 October 2016, with the absence of Chinese players, she seized the opportunity to win the Women's World Cup in Philadelphia, USA after defeating Mima Ito in the quarterfinals, Feng Tianwei in the semi-final and Cheng I-ching in the final. This marks the youngest women's World Cup Champion and the first non-Chinese player to win the title.
On 22 January 2017, she won All Japan Championships by defeating Kasumi Ishikawa 4-2 in the final at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. On 14 April 2017, she defeated the world ranked No.1 player Ding Ning at the 2017 ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships. The following day of the tournament, she defeated the world ranked No.2 player Zhu Yuling in the Semifinals  and Chen Meng world ranked No.5 in the Finals, where she set a new record for the youngest winner of the Asian Championships in the Singles Event. She became the third non-Chinese player ever and the first non-Chinese player since Chire Koyama in 1996 to win the Singles title.
In the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships in Düsseldorf, Hirano progressed to the singles semi-finals but lost to Ding Ning of China. She obtained a joint bronze medal with Liu Shiwen of China. This ended a long medal drought for Japan in women’s singles at the world championships since Toshiko Kowada achieved the Gold medal in 1969 World Championships.
- World Championships:SF(2017), round of 32 (2015)
- World Cup: Winner (2016), 4th (2017)
- World Tour
- Winner: Polish Open (2016)
- Runner-up: Spanish Open (2014); Croatia Open(2016)
- World Tour Grand Finals: SF (2016)
- Asian Championships: Winner (2017)
- Asian Cup: QF (2016)
- World Junior Championships: QF (2014,2016)
- World Championships: : round of 32 (2015)
- World Tour
- Winner: German, Spanish Open (2014); Korea Open (2015)
- Runner-up: Korea Open (2014); Spanish Open (2015)
- World Tour Grand Finals
- Winner : Bangkok Open (2014)
- Runner-up : Lisbon Open (2015)
- Asian Championships: Runner-up (2015)
- World Junior Championships: Runner-up (2014)
- World Junior Championships: QF (2016)
- Asian Games: Runner-up (2014)
- Asian Championships: Runner-up (2015,2017)
- World Junior Championships
- Winner (2016)
- Runner-up (2014,2015)
Titles 3、runner-ups 2
|runner-ups||2014.04||ITTF World Tour Spanish Open||1-4||Li Fen|
|Winner||2016.04||ITTF World Tour Polish Open||4-0||Yu Mengyu|
|runner-ups||2016.05||ITTF World Tour Croatia Open||1-4||Hitomi Sato (table tennis)|
|Winner||2016.10||World Cup||4-0||Cheng I-ching|
|Winner||2017.04||2017 Asian Table Tennis Championships||3-0||Chen Meng|
Titles 4、runner-ups 4
|Winner||2014.03||ITTF World Tour German Open||Mima Ito||3-0||GRZYBOWSKA-FRANC Katarzyna/Natalia Partyka|
|Winner||2014.04||ITTF World Tour Spanish Open||Mima Ito||3-2||Liu Jia/VACENOVSKA Iveta|
|runner-ups||2014.06||ITTF World Tour Korea Open||Mima Ito||0-3||CHEN Ke/WANG Manyu|
|Winner||2014.12||World Tour Grand Finals||Mima Ito||4-0||GRZYBOWSKA-FRANC Katarzyna/Natalia Partyka|
|runner-ups||2015.03||ITTF World Tour Spanish Open||Mima Ito||2-3||Ai Fukuhara/WAKAMIYA Misako|
|Winner||2015.07||ITTF World Tour Korea Open||Mima Ito||3-2||HAYATA Hina/Hitomi Sato (table tennis)|
|runner-ups||2015.10||2015 Asian Table Tennis Championships||Mima Ito||0-4||KIM Hye Sung/Ri Mi-gyong|
|runner-ups||2015.12||World Tour Grand Finals||Mima Ito||0-4||Ding Ning/Zhu Yuling|
Current through the 2017 Asian Table Tennis Championships.
|Year||World Championships||World Cup||World Tour Grand Finals||Asian Games||Asian Championship||Asian Cup|
ITTF World ranking
- World Cup Women's singles the youngest Champion
- Asian Championship Women's singles the youngest Champion
- "World ranking Record for HIRANO Miu (JPN)". ITTF. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
- "Current WR - Women". ITTF.
- "Athlete's Profile". 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
- "Miu Hirano – one of the worlds' most promising young girls signs with STIGA!". Stiga Table Tennis. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
- "Table Tennis Japanese 13-year-olds make history at German Open". Sport Asia. 2014-03-31. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
- "13 Year Old Japanese Duo Create History on the ITTF World Tour". Around The Rings. 2014-03-31. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
- "Maturity Beyond Years, Miu Hirano and Mima Ito Repeat Magdeburg Success". Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor. 2014-06-04. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
- "At A Glance: Japanese Teenagers Create History in Bangkok". Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor. 2014-12-13. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
- "Gold for Miu Hirano and Mima Ito, Youngest Final Ever". Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor. 2015-07-05. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
- "Result of Previous Month Reversed, Miu Hirano Wins in Poland". Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor. 2016-04-24. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
- "Miu Hirano responds to occasion, writes history, wins Seamaster Women's World Cup". Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor. 2016-10-09. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
- "Hirano wins All Japan Championships". 2017-01-22.
- "Hurricane Hirano shocks Olympic and World Champion Ding Ning out of Asian Championships". 2017-04-14.
- "Hurricane Hirano gale force, blows away Zhu Yuling". 2017-04-15.
- "Marvellous Miu and her magical ways". 2017-04-15.
- Hirano ends long medal drought for Japan women
- "HIRANO Miu（JPN）ID：117820". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
- "Table Tennis: Hirano wins ITTF Breakthrough Star award". Mainichi Shimbun. 2016-12-10. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
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