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Table tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's team

The men's team table tennis event was part of the table tennis programme and took place between August 13 and 18, at the Peking University Gymnasium. Teams consisted of three members. The sixteen teams were divided into four groups of four teams each, playing a round-robin within their pool. The top team in each pool advanced to the semifinals, with the second-place team from each group going to the bronze medal playoffs. The two semifinal winners met in the gold medal match, while the two semifinal losers each played against one of the winners from the bronze medal playoffs, with the winners of those games meeting in the bronze medal match.

Table tennis – men's team
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenuePeking University Gymnasium
DateAugust 13 to August 18, 2008
Competitors48 from 16 nations
Teams16
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Each match consisted of up to five games, with the first team to win three being declared the winner. The first two games in each match were singles, the third was doubles, and the final two were singles again. Each team member competed in two of the five games, according to a set rotation.

MedalistsEdit

Competition scheduleEdit

Wednesday, August 13, 2008Edit

Start Time End Time Event Round
10:00 13:00 Men's Team (Group C and D) Group 1st Round (1–3, 2–4)
14:30 17:30 Men's Team (Group A and B) Group 1st Round (1–3, 2–4)
19:30 22:30 Men's Team (Group C and D) Group 2nd Round (1–4, 2–3)

Thursday, August 14, 2008Edit

Start Time End Time Event Round
10:00 13:00 Men's Team (Group A and B) Group 2nd Round (1–4, 2–3)
14:30 17:30 Men's Team (Group C and D) Group 3rd Round (1–2, 3–4)
19:30 22:30 Men's Team (Group A and B) Group 3rd Round (1–2, 3–4)

Friday, August 15, 2008Edit

Start Time End Time Event Round
9:00 12:00 Men's Team Bronze Playoff 1st Round

Saturday, August 16, 2008Edit

Start Time End Time Event Round
14:30 17:30 Men's Team Semifinal
19:30 22:30 Men's Team Semifinal

Sunday, August 17, 2008Edit

Start Time End Time Event Round
10:00 13:00 Men's Team Bronze Playoff 2nd Round

Monday, August 18, 2008Edit

Start Time End Time Event Round
14:30 17:30 Men's Team Bronze Medal
19:30 22:30 Men's Team Gold Medal

Group RoundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W L GW GL
  China (CHN) 6 3 3 0 9 0
  Austria (AUT) 5 3 2 1 6 3
  Greece (GRE) 4 3 1 2 3 6
  Australia (AUS) 3 3 0 3 0 9
August 13, 2008
14:30
Report
  China 3–0   Greece
Individual matches
Ma Lin 3–0 Panagiotis Gionis 11–5, 11–5, 11–3
Wang Hao 3–1 Kalinikos Kreanga 11–9, 11–9, 8–11, 11–8
Wang Liqin / Wang Hao 3–1 Ntaniel Tsiokas / Panagiotis Gionis 9–11, 11–7, 11–8, 11–8

August 13, 2008
14:30
Report
  Austria 3–0   Australia
Individual matches
Chen Weixing 3–0 William Henzell 11–9, 12–10, 11–6
Werner Schlager 3–0 Kyle Davis 11–6, 11–8, 11–4
Robert Gardos / Chen Weixing 3–1 David Zalcberg / William Henzell 11–4, 8–11, 11–8, 11–6

August 14, 2008
10:00
Report
  China 3–0   Australia
Individual matches
Wang Hao 3–0 Kyle Davis 11–8, 11–7, 11–4
Wang Liqin 3–1 William Henzell 6–11, 12–10, 11–9, 11–9
Ma Lin / Wang Liqin 3–0 David Zalcberg / William Henzell 11–9, 12–10, 11–6

August 14, 2008
10:00
Report
  Austria 3–0   Greece
Individual matches
Robert Gardos 3–0 Kalinikos Kreanga 11–6, 11–9, 11–9
Werner Schlager 3–1 Panagiotis Gionis 7–11, 11–7, 11–8, 11–6
Chen Weixing / Robert Gardos 3–0 Ntaniel Tsiokas / Panagiotis Gionis 11–7, 11–8, 11–4

August 14, 2008
19:30
Report
  China 3–0   Austria
Individual matches
Wang Hao 3–1 Chen Weixing 11–4, 9–11, 11–4, 11–5
Wang Liqin 3–0 Werner Schlager 11–6, 11–4, 11–8
Ma Lin / Wang Hao 3–1 Robert Gardos / Chen Weixing 11–7, 5–11, 11–4, 11–9

August 14, 2008
19:30
Report
  Greece 3–0   Australia
Individual matches
Kalinikos Kreanga 3–0 Kyle Davis 11–7, 11–4, 11–4
Panagiotis Gionis 3–0 William Henzell 11–7, 11–8, 11–8
Ntaniel Tsiokas / Panagiotis Gionis 3–0 David Zalcberg / William Henzell 11–4, 11–7, 11–4

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W L GW GL
  Germany (GER) 6 3 3 0 9 1
  Croatia (CRO) 5 3 2 1 6 4
  Singapore (SIN) 4 3 1 2 5 6
  Canada (CAN) 3 3 0 3 0 9
August 13, 2008
14:30
Report
  Germany 3–0   Croatia
Individual matches
Timo Boll 3–2 Zoran Primorac 9–11, 11–3, 11–9, 7–11, 11–9
Dimitrij Ovtcharov 3–2 Tan Ruiwu 13–11, 10–12, 9–11, 11–9, 11–9
Christian Süß / Timo Boll 3–1 Andrej Gaćina / Tan Ruiwu 12–10, 11–8, 12–14, 12–10

August 13, 2008
14:30
Report
  Singapore 3–0   Canada
Individual matches
Gao Ning 3–1 Wilson Zhang 13–11, 11–4, 6–11, 11–9
Yang Zi 3–2 Pradeeban Peter-Paul 8–11, 11–4, 11–6, 8–11, 11–7
Cai Xiaoli / Yang Zi 3–1 Shen Qiang / Pradeeban Peter-Paul 9–11, 11–7, 13–11, 11–5

August 14, 2008
10:00
Report
  Germany 3–0   Canada
Individual matches
Dimitrij Ovtcharov 3–1 Wilson Zhang 11–7, 5–11, 11–2, 11–6
Timo Boll 3–2 Pradeeban Peter-Paul 6–11, 7–11, 11–3, 11–2, 11–7
Christian Süß / Timo Boll 3–1 Shen Qiang / Pradeeban Peter-Paul 11–6, 7–11, 11–7, 11–5

August 14, 2008
10:00
Report
  Singapore 1–3   Croatia
Individual matches
Yang Zi 0–3 Tan Ruiwu 8–11, 5–11, 8–11
Gao Ning 3–1 Zoran Primorac 10–12, 11–8, 11–9, 11–8
Cai Xiaoli / Yang Zi 1–3 Andrej Gaćina / Tan Ruiwu 12–10, 10–12, 11–13, 8–11
Cai Xiaoli 1–3 Zoran Primorac 6–11, 6–11, 11–8, 11–5

August 14, 2008
19:30
Report
  Germany 3–1   Singapore
Individual matches
Timo Boll 3–0 Cai Xiaoli 11–7, 11–2, 11–5
Dimitrij Ovtcharov 0–3 Gao Ning 7–11, 7–11, 8–11
Christian Süß / Timo Boll 3–0 Yang Zi / Gao Ning 11–8, 11–3, 12–10
Dimitrij Ovtcharov 3–2 Yang Zi 10–12, 11–3, 4–11, 11–6, 11–5

August 14, 2008
19:30
Report
  Croatia 3–0   Canada
Individual matches
Tan Ruiwu 3–1 Pradeeban Peter-Paul 11–8, 11–7, 11–13, 11–8
Zoran Primorac 3–0 Wilson Zhang 11–9, 11–6, 11–9
Andrej Gaćina / Tan Ruiwu 3–0 Shen Qiang / Pradeeban Peter-Paul 11–6, 11–6, 11–5

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W L GW GL
  South Korea (KOR) 6 3 3 0 9 2
  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 5 3 2 1 7 6
  Sweden (SWE) 4 3 1 2 5 6
  Brazil (BRA) 3 3 0 3 2 9
August 13, 2008
10:00
Report
  South Korea 3–0   Sweden
Individual matches
Ryu Seung-Min 3–0 Jörgen Persson 11–8, 11–5, 11–6
Oh Sang-Eun 3–1 Jens Lundqvist 11–4, 7–11, 12–10, 11–7
Yoon Jae-Young / Oh Sang-Eun 3–2 Pär Gerell / Jens Lundqvist 11–13, 11–5, 9–11, 11–3, 11–4

August 13, 2008
10:00
Report
  Chinese Taipei 3–1   Brazil
Individual matches
Chuang Chih-yuan 1–3 Hugo Hoyama 11–6, 11–13, 4–11, 10–12
Chiang Peng-lung 3–0 Thiago Monteiro 11–9, 11–5, 11–7
Chang Yen-shu / Chiang Peng-lung 3–1 Gustavo Tsuboi / Thiago Monteiro 11–9, 11–6, 12–14, 11–5
Chuang Chih-yuan 3–0 Gustavo Tsuboi 11–3, 11–8, 12–10

August 13, 2008
19:30
Report
  South Korea 3–1   Brazil
Individual matches
Ryu Seung-Min 0–3 Thiago Monteiro 3–11, 10–12, 8–11
Oh Sang-Eun 3–1 Hugo Hoyama 11–1, 11–4, 7–11, 11–4
Yoon Jae-Young / Oh Sang-Eun 3–0 Gustavo Tsuboi / Thiago Monteiro 11–4, 11–4, 11–6
Yoon Jae-Young 3–0 Hugo Hoyama 14–12, 11–5, 11–5

August 13, 2008
19:30
Report
  Chinese Taipei 3–2   Sweden
Individual matches
Chuang Chih-yuan 3–0 Jens Lundqvist 11–2, 11–8, 11–4
Chiang Peng-lung 1–3 Jörgen Persson 16–14, 6–11, 8–11, 12–14
Chang Yen-shu / Chiang Peng-lung 3–1 Pär Gerell / Jens Lundqvist 2–11, 11–8, 11–6, 11–6
Chang Yen-shu 0–3 Jörgen Persson 9–11, 7–11, 5–11
Chuang Chih-yuan 3–2 Pär Gerell 11–1, 11–13, 11–4, 6–11, 11–7

August 14, 2008
14:30
Report
  South Korea 3–1   Chinese Taipei
Individual matches
Ryu Seung-Min 1–3 Chuang Chih-yuan 11–5, 8–11, 7–11, 17–19
Oh Sang-Eun 3–1 Chiang Peng-lung 11–2, 11–8, 8–11, 11–5
Yoon Jae-Young / Oh Sang-Eun 3–2 Chang Yen-shu / Chiang Peng-lung 6–11, 11–9, 11–8, 7–11, 14–12
Ryu Seung-Min 3–2 Chang Yen-shu 11–7, 6–11, 5–11, 11–7, 11–9

August 14, 2008
14:30
Report
  Sweden 3–0   Brazil
Individual matches
Pär Gerell 3–2 Thiago Monteiro 6–11, 12–14, 13–11, 13–11, 11–4
Jens Lundqvist 3–0 Gustavo Tsuboi 11–8, 11–8, 11–5
Jörgen Persson / Pär Gerell 3–0 Hugo Hoyama / Thiago Monteiro 11–7, 12–10, 11–8

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W L GW GL
  Japan (JPN) 6 3 3 0 9 0
  Hong Kong (HKG) 5 3 2 1 6 4
  Nigeria (NGR) 4 3 1 2 3 8
  Russia (RUS) 3 3 0 3 3 9
August 13, 2008
10:00
Report
  Hong Kong 3–1   Russia
Individual matches
Ko Lai Chak 3–2 Fedor Kuzmin 8–11, 11–9, 11–2, 6–11, 11–5
Cheung Yuk 1–3 Alexey Smirnov 11–9, 10–12, 9–11, 10–12
Li Ching / Ko Lai Chak 3–2 Dmitry Mazunov / Alexey Smirnov 4–11, 8–11, 11–7, 11–5, 12–10
Cheung Yuk 3–0 Dmitry Mazunov 11–8, 11–9, 11–8

August 13, 2008
10:00
Report
  Japan 3–0   Nigeria
Individual matches
Jun Mizutani 3–1 Segun Toriola 11–9, 3–11, 11–9, 11–8
Kan Yo 3–1 Monday Merotohun 11–5, 11–4, 9–11, 11–7
Seiya Kishikawa / Jun Mizutani 3–0 Kazeem Nosiru / Monday Merotohun 11–9, 11–9, 11–7

August 13, 2008
19:30
Report
  Hong Kong 3–0   Nigeria
Individual matches
Li Ching 3–2 Segun Toriola 9–11, 11–4, 11–13, 11–8, 11–6
Cheung Yuk 3–2 Monday Merotohun 11–1, 12–14, 11–3, 7–11, 11–4
Ko Lai Chak / Li Ching 3–1 Kazeem Nosiru / Monday Merotohun 7–11, 11–7, 11–4, 11–9

August 13, 2008
19:30
Report
  Japan 3–0   Russia
Individual matches
Jun Mizutani 3–1 Dmitry Mazunov 12–10, 11–8, 4–11, 11–9
Kan Yo 3–1 Fedor Kuzmin 11–2, 10–12, 11–5, 14–12
Seiya Kishikawa / Jun Mizutani 3–0 Alexey Smirnov / Dmitry Mazunov 11–4, 11–6, 11–5

August 14, 2008
14:30
Report
  Hong Kong 0–3   Japan
Individual matches
Ko Lai Chak 1–3 Kan Yo 5–11, 8–11, 13–11, 9–11
Cheung Yuk 1–3 Jun Mizutani 5–11, 6–11, 11–6, 6–11
Li Ching / Ko Lai Chak 2–3 Seiya Kishikawa / Jun Mizutani 11–5, 4–11, 14–12, 12–14, 13–15

August 14, 2008
14:30
Report
  Russia 2–3   Nigeria
Individual matches
Fedor Kuzmin 3–1 Segun Toriola 9–11, 12–10, 11–5, 11–9
Alexey Smirnov 1–3 Monday Merotohun 10–12, 11–9, 8–11, 7–11
Dmitry Mazunov / Fedor Kuzmin 3–0 Kazeem Nosiru / Monday Merotohun 11–5, 11–5, 11–4
Dmitry Mazunov 2–3 Segun Toriola 12–10, 11–9, 8–11, 7–11, 11–13
Alexey Smirnov 2–3 Kazeem Nosiru 11–5, 7–11, 11–9, 7–11, 9–11

Elimination RoundsEdit

Semi-finals Final
              
1   China (CHN) 3 3 3
2   South Korea (KOR) 2 1 0
1   China (CHN) 3 3 3
4   Germany (GER) 0 1 1
4   Germany (GER) 3 3 1 2 3
5   Japan (JPN) 2 1 3 3 2

SemifinalsEdit

August 16, 2008
14:30
Report
  Japan 2–3   Germany
Individual matches
Kan Yo 2–3 Dimitrij Ovtcharov 7–11, 13–11, 11–13, 11–9, 10–12
Jun Mizutani 1–3 Timo Boll 5–11, 11–8, 4–11, 7–11
Seiya Kishikawa / Jun Mizutani 3–1 Christian Süß / Dimitrij Ovtcharov 4–11, 11–6, 11–9, 14–12
Kan Yo 3–2 Christian Süß 5–11, 8–11, 12–10, 11–9, 13–11
Seiya Kishikawa 2–3 Timo Boll 7–11, 12–10, 6–11, 11–8, 5–11

August 16, 2008
19:30
Report
  China 3–0   South Korea
Individual matches
Ma Lin 3–2 Oh Sang-Eun 11–8, 7–11, 10–12, 13–11, 11–5
Wang Hao 3–1 Ryu Seung-Min 11–7, 6–11, 11–9, 11–6
Wang Liqin / Wang Hao 3–0 Yoon Jae-Young / Oh Sang-Eun 11–4, 11–6, 11–5

Gold medal matchEdit

August 18, 2008
19:30
Report
  China 3–0   Germany
Individual matches
Wang Hao 3–0 Dimitrij Ovtcharov 11–4, 11–8, 11–7
Ma Lin 3–1 Timo Boll 11–7, 8–11, 11–4, 11–7
Wang Liqin / Wang Hao 3–1 Christian Süß / Timo Boll 11–13, 11–5, 11–8, 11–7

Bronze medal PlayoffEdit

Bronze Play-off Round 1 Bronze Play-off Round 2 Bronze Medal Final
2   South Korea (KOR) 3 2 3 3
3   Hong Kong (HKG) 3 3 3 3   Hong Kong (HKG) 1 3 2 2
6   Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 2 0 2   South Korea (KOR) 3 1 3 3
8   Austria (AUT) 1 3 0 0
5   Japan (JPN) 3 0 2 1
8   Austria (AUT) 3 3 2 3 8   Austria (AUT) 0 3 3 3
10   Croatia (CRO) 0 0 3 1

Round 1Edit

August 15, 2008
09:00
Report
  Hong Kong 3–0   Chinese Taipei
Individual matches
Cheung Yuk 3–0 Chuang Chih-yuan 11–8, 11–4, 11–6
Li Ching 3–2 Chiang Peng-lung 11–9, 11–13, 10–12, 11–9, 13–11
Ko Lai Chak / Li Ching 3–0 Chang Yen-shu / Chiang Peng-lung 11–8, 12–10, 11–8

August 15, 2008
09:00
Report
  Austria 3–1   Croatia
Individual matches
Werner Schlager 3–0 Tan Ruiwu 11–9, 11–9, 11–8
Chen Weixing 3–0 Zoran Primorac 12–10, 13–11, 11–6
Robert Gardos / Chen Weixing 2–3 Andrej Gaćina / Tan Ruiwu 11–8, 11–9, 11–13, 11–13, 10–12
Werner Schlager 3–1 Andrej Gaćina 13–11, 11–8, 9–11, 12–10

Round 2Edit

August 17, 2008
10:00
Report
  South Korea 3–1   Hong Kong
Individual matches
Oh Sang-Eun 3–1 Cheung Yuk 11–7, 12–10, 14–16, 11–2
Ryu Seung-Min 2–3 Li Ching 9–11, 8–11, 11–8, 11–9, 7–11
Yoon Jae-Young / Ryu Seung-Min 3–2 Ko Lai Chak / Li Ching 9–11, 6–11, 11–7, 11–7, 11–5
Oh Sang-Eun 3–2 Ko Lai Chak 7–11, 10–12, 11–8, 11–9, 11–3

August 17, 2008
10:00
Report
  Austria 3–1   Japan
Individual matches
Werner Schlager 0–3 Kan Yo 8–11, 3–11, 10–12
Chen Weixing 3–0 Jun Mizutani 11–4, 14–12, 11–7
Robert Gardos / Chen Weixing 3–2 Seiya Kishikawa / Jun Mizutani 11–9, 6–11, 11–6, 5–11, 14–12
Robert Gardos 3–1 Kan Yo 10–12, 11–7, 11–9, 11–7

Bronze medal matchEdit

August 18, 2008
14:30
Report
  South Korea 3–1   Austria
Individual matches
Oh Sang-Eun 3–1 Werner Schlager 10–12, 11–5, 11–8, 11–5
Ryu Seung-Min 1–3 Robert Gardos 12–14, 8–11, 13–11, 5–11
Yoon Jae-Young / Oh Sang-Eun 3–0 Chen Weixing / Robert Gardos 11–8, 11–4, 13–11
Ryu Seung-Min 3–0 Chen Weixing 11–9, 11–5, 11–7

Final rankingEdit

ReferencesEdit