Major achievements in table tennis by nation

This is a list of achievements in major international table tennis events according to gold, silver and bronze medal results obtained by athletes representing different nations. The objective is not to create a combined medal table; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by athletes in major global events, ranking the countries according to the most number of podiums accomplished by athletes of these nations. In order to be considered for the making of the list, competitions must be ranked among the highest possible rank (R1) by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF);[1] these competitions are: 1) Summer Olympic Games, 2) Youth Olympic Games, 3) World Table Tennis Championships, 4) World Junior Table Tennis Championships, and 5) Table Tennis World Cup.[2] Masters, as well as Para meets, such as the Para World Championships and the Paralympic Games, were not taken into consideration, as per ITTF guidelines.

ResultsEdit

The conventions used on this table follow the ITTF guidelines, namely: MS for men's singles, WS for women's singles, MD for men's doubles, WD for women's doubles, XD for mixed doubles, MT for men's team and WT for women's team. The Mixed Team event at the Youth Olympic Games is referred to as XT.

Notes
  • A red background      indicates that the result was achieved in doubles or mixed team events where each athlete represented a different country. These results are considered valid for both countries and accounted for in the final ranking.
  • The table is pre-sorted by total number of medal results. In case of a tie, countries are then compared according to most number of gold medal results, silver medal results and bronze medal results, respectively. Persisting a tie, equal ranks are given, with countries being listed in alphabetical order.


Best international results by nation (1926 – April 2019)
World Championships Olympic Games World Cup Youth Olympics World Junior Championships
Rk. Nation MS WS MD WD XD MT WT MS WS MD WD MT WT MS WS MD WD MT WT MS WS XT MS WS MD WD XD MT WT
1   China                                                        
2   South Korea                                                      
3   Japan                                            
4   Germany                                            
5   Hong Kong                                            
6   Chinese Taipei                                    
7   France                              
8   Romania                            
9   Hungary                      
10   North Korea                      
11   United States                      
12   England                    
13   Yugoslavia                    
14   Austria                  
15   Czechoslovakia                
World Championships Olympic Games World Cup Youth Olympics World Junior Championships
Rk. Nation MS WS MD WD XD MT WT MS WS MD WD MT WT MS WS MD WD MT WT MS WS XT MS WS MD WD XD MT WT
16   Sweden                
17   Poland                
18   Singapore              
19   Russia            
20   Croatia            
21   Soviet Union          
22   Belgium          
23   Belarus        
23   West Germany        
25   Korea        
26   Spain        
27   Egypt        
28   Greece      
28   Portugal      
28   Wales      
World Championships Olympic Games World Cup Youth Olympics World Junior Championships
Rk. Nation MS WS MD WD XD MT WT MS WS MD WD MT WT MS WS MD WD MT WT MS WS XT MS WS MD WD XD MT WT
31   India      
32   Scotland    
33   East Germany    
34   Canada    
34   Denmark    
34   Italy    
34   Netherlands    
34   Serbia    
39   Luxembourg  
40   Brazil  
40   Czech Republic  
40   New Zealand  
40   Slovenia  
40   Tunisia1  
40   Vietnam  

1 The medal was officially awarded under the Olympic flag at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics to a Mixed-NOCs team consisting of one athlete from China and one athlete from Tunisia.

Further readingEdit

See alsoEdit

Major tournaments for disabled athletes
Other major world tournaments
Continental tournaments
Others

ReferencesEdit