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Table tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Table tennis competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held from August 13 to August 23, at the Peking University Gymnasium. The competition featured the team events for the first time, replacing the doubles events competed in previous games. A total of four sets of medals were awarded for the four events contested. China would win every medal possible, claiming the podium in both the Men's and Women's Singles events and claiming Gold in both the Men's and Women's Team Event, forcing the IOC and ITTF, to change the qualification process for the 2012 Summer Olympics, to ensure that countries could only enter 2, instead of 3 athletes into the Singles event.

Table tennis
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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VenuePeking University Gymnasium
DatesAugust 13 to August 23, 2008
Competitors171 from 56 nations
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QualificationEdit

DrawEdit

TeamEdit

MenEdit

Group 1 2 3 4
A   China (CHN)   Austria (AUT)   Greece (GRE)   Australia (AUS)
B   Germany (GER)   Singapore (SIN)   Croatia (CRO)   Canada (CAN)
C   South Korea (KOR)   Chinese Taipei (TPE)   Sweden (SWE)   Brazil (BRA)
D   Hong Kong (HKG)   Japan (JPN)   Russia (RUS)   Nigeria (NGR)

WomenEdit

Group 1 2 3 4
A   China (CHN)   Austria (AUT)   Croatia (CRO)   Dominican Republic (DOM)
B   Singapore (SIN)   Netherlands (NED)   United States (USA)   Nigeria (NGR)
C   Hong Kong (HKG)   Germany (GER)   Poland (POL)   Romania (ROU)
D   South Korea (KOR)   Japan (JPN)   Spain (ESP)   Australia (AUS)

SinglesEdit

The Singles draw was performed on Monday, August 11, 2008.

Competition scheduleEdit

August 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Men's singles Preliminary / First Rounds Second Round Third / Fourth Rounds Quarterfinal Semifinal / Bronze / Final
Women's singles Preliminary Round First / Second Rounds Second / Third Rounds Fourth Round / Quarterfinal Semifinal / Bronze / Final
Men's team Group First / Second Rounds Group Second / Third Rounds Bronze Playoff First Round Semifinal Bronze Playoff Second Round Bronze / Final
Women's team Group First / Second Rounds Group Second / Third Rounds Bronze Playoff First Round / Semifinal Bronze Playoff Second Round Bronze / Final

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)4228
2  Germany (GER)0101
  Singapore (SIN)0101
4  South Korea (KOR)0022
Totals (4 nations)44412

EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Ma Lin
  China
Wang Hao
  China
Wang Liqin
  China
Men's team
details
  China (CHN)
Wang Hao
Ma Lin
Wang Liqin
  Germany (GER)
Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Timo Boll
Christian Suss
  South Korea (KOR)
Oh Sang-Eun
Ryu Seung-Min
Yoon Jae-Young
Women's singles
details
Zhang Yining
  China
Wang Nan
  China
Guo Yue
  China
Women's team
details
  China (CHN)
Guo Yue
Wang Nan
Zhang Yining
  Singapore (SIN)
Feng Tianwei
Li Jiawei
Wang Yuegu
  South Korea (KOR)
Dang Ye-Seo
Kim Kyung-Ah
Park Mi-Young

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
  • "Table Tennis at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games". www.sports-reference.com.