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Table tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's singles

The women's singles table tennis event was a part of the table tennis program at the 2008 Summer Olympics and took place at the Peking University Gymnasium. The tournament started on August 18 with the final on August 22.

Table tennis – Women's singles
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenuePeking University Gymnasium
DateAugust 18 to August 22, 2008
Competitors78 from 42 nations
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78 athletes from 42 countries took part in the women's single event. The tournament was a single elimination tournament with a third place playoff played between the two losing semi-finalists. The top 16 seeds in the tournament received a bye to the third round. Seeds 17 through 32 received a bye to the second round, seeds 33 to 50 received a bye to the first round while seeds 51 to 78 contested in the preliminary round.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Zhang Yining
  China
Silver Wang Nan
  China
Bronze Guo Yue
  China

Competition scheduleEdit

Monday, August 18Edit

Start time End time Event Round
9:00 12:45 Women's singles Preliminary round

Tuesday, August 19Edit

Start time End time Event Round
13:00 16:00 Women's singles First round
14:30 15:15 Women's singles First round
18:00 18:45 Women's singles First round
19:30 20:15 Women's singles First round
21:00 22:00 Women's singles Second round

Wednesday, August 20Edit

Start time End time Event Round
10:00 11:00 Women's singles Second round
12:00 13:00 Women's singles Second round
13:00 14:00 Women's singles Second round
15:00 16:00 Women's singles Third round
18:00 19:00 Women's singles Third round
20:00 21:00 Women's singles Third round
21:00 22:00 Women's singles Third round

Thursday, August 21Edit

Start time End time Event Round
10:00 11:00 Women's singles Fourth round
11:00 12:00 Women's singles Fourth round
18:00 19:00 Women's singles Quarterfinal
19:00 20:00 Women's singles Quarterfinal

Friday, August 22Edit

Start time End time Event Round
10:00 11:00 Women's singles Semifinal
11:00 12:00 Women's singles Semifinal
19:30 20:30 Women's singles Bronze medal
20:30 21:30 Women's Singles Gold Medal

SeedsEdit

Tournament bracketEdit

Preliminary roundsEdit

  Preliminary round   First round   Second round   Third round
                       
  Yang Fen (CGO) 4 11 9 11 13 11     Elizabeta Samara (ROU) 11 11 6 11 11         Viktoria Pavlovich (BLR) 3 11 11 11 12       1   Zhang Yining (CHN) 11 11 11 11      
  Crystal Huang (USA) 11 8 11 5 11 9     Yang Fen (CGO) 4 2 11 4 6         Elizabeta Samara (ROU) 11 8 8 7 10         Viktoria Pavlovich (BLR) 7 2 7 5      
  Pan Li-Chun (TPE) 11 11 11 11     Melek Hu (TUR) 9 11 11 11 11         Elke Schall (GER) 6 11 10 6 11 7     9   Ai Fukuhara (JPN) 11 11 11 9 11    
  Shaimaa Abdul-Aziz (EGY) 4 4 2 1     Pan Li-Chun (TPE) 11 9 4 8 6         Melek Hu (TUR) 11 6 12 11 6 11       Melek Hu (TUR) 6 8 7 11 5    
  Margaryta Pesotska (UKR) 11 11 11 11     Zhu Fang (ESP) 9 11 11 11 11         Li Jie (NED) 8 11 11 14 11       12   Liu Jia (AUT) 5 8 11 10 3    
  Marina Shumakova (KAZ) 8 6 6 6     Margaryta Pesotska (UKR) 11 8 4 7 9         Zhu Fang (ESP) 11 4 7 12 5         Li Jie (NED) 11 11 9 12 11    
  Miao Miao (AUS) 11 11 11 14     Irina Kotikhina (RUS) 9 13 11 12 8 11 9     Dang Ye-Seo (KOR) 11 7 11 11 11       6   Feng Tianwei (SIN) 11 11 11 11      
  Cecilia Offiong (NGR) 7 5 5 12     Miao Miao (AUS) 11 15 5 10 11 4 11     Miao Miao (AUS) 3 11 3 6 6         Dang Ye-Seo (KOR) 4 5 3 5      
  Lian Qian (DOM) 11 11 11 11     Nanthana Komwong (THA) 7 11 11 11 12         Haruna Fukuoka (JPN) 11 11 11 11         8   Kim Kyung-Ah (KOR) 11 14 12 12 11 11  
  Victorine Agum Fomum (CMR) 3 1 6 5     Lian Qian (DOM) 11 5 6 6 10         Nanthana Komwong (THA) 9 7 9 5           Haruna Fukuoka (JPN) 9 16 10 14 9 7  
  Ruta Paskauskiene (LTU) 11 11 15 11     Kim Mi Yong (PRK) 5 11 11 5 5 11 5     Krisztina Toth (HUN) 8 11 11 11 4 6 11   14   Wang Chen (USA) 11 11 11 11 11    
  Mariany Nonaka (BRA) 3 6 13 3     Ruta Paskauskiene (LTU) 11 9 3 11 11 6 11     Ruta Paskauskiene (LTU) 11 5 8 6 11 11 3     Krisztina Toth (HUN) 7 7 6 13 2    
  Zhang Mo (CAN) 11 11 12 11     Tatyana Kostromina (BLR) 11 11 12 11           Li Qian (POL) 7 9 6 11 11 10     10   Lin Ling (HKG) 11 11 11 11      
  Paula Medina (COL) 5 5 10 8     Zhang Mo (CAN) 2 7 10 1           Tatyana Kostromina (BLR) 11 11 11 5 9 12       Tatyana Kostromina (BLR) 6 3 6 8      
                  Nikoleta Stefanova (ITA) 11 11 11 11           Tamara Boroš (CRO) 11 11 11 8 11       4   Li Jiawei (SIN) 11 11 7 11 11    
                  Oksana Fadeeva (RUS) 5 5 7 6           Nikoleta Stefanova (ITA) 4 6 6 11 8         Tamara Boroš (CRO) 8 7 11 6 5    
  Dana Hadacova (CZE) 11 11 11 11     Veronika Pavlovich (BLR) 11 7 9 11 9 6       Georgina Pota (HUN) 11 8 11 12 4 12 12   3   Wang Nan (CHN) 11 11 11 11      
  Zeina Shaban (JOR) 3 6 8 5     Dana Hadacova (CZE) 7 11 11 5 11 11       Dana Hadacova (CZE) 3 11 6 14 11 10 10     Georgina Pota (HUN) 6 7 6 2      
  Judy Long (CAN) 11 14 8 7 9     Kim Jong (PRK) 11 11 11 11           Daniela Dodean (ROU) 5 7 5 11 8       15   Park Mi-Young (KOR) 11 11 11 11      
  Fabiola Ramos (VEN) 5 16 11 11 11     Fabiola Ramos (VEN) 7 7 7 7           Kim Jong (PRK) 11 11 11 5 11         Kim Jong (PRK) 7 4 8 6      
  Tetyana Sorochinskaya (UKR) 11 11 12 11     Tan Wenling Monfardini (ITA) 11 11 9 11 7 11       Li Qiangbing (AUT) 8 11 11 8 11 11     16   Wu Jiaduo (GER) 9 12 11 8 11 9 9
  Noha Yossry (EGY) 5 4 10 7     Tetyana Sorochinskaya (UKR) 7 6 11 4 11 4       Tan Wenling Monfardini (ITA) 11 7 8 11 5 4       Li Qiangbing (AUT) 11 10 6 11 3 11 11
  Lay Jian Fang (AUS) 10 11 13 11 11     Sandra Paovic (CRO) 5 11 12 10 12 11 11     Shen Yanfei (ESP) 11 7 11 6 13 11     7   Tie Ya Na (HKG) 6 11 12 11 11    
  Neha Aggarwal (IND) 12 8 11 8 4     Lay Jian Fang (AUS) 11 9 10 12 14 4 9     Sandra Paovic (CRO) 8 11 9 11 11 9       Shen Yanfei (ESP) 11 7 10 4 5    
  Stephanie Sang Xu (AUS) 11 10 11 11 11     Svetlana Ganina (RUS)                   Wu Xue (DOM) 11 13 11 11         5   Wang Yuegu (SIN) 9 11 2 8 10    
  Bose Kaffo (NGR) 8 12 9 2 7     Stephanie Sang Xu (AUS) WO                 Stephanie Sang Xu (AUS) 5 11 9 6           Wu Xue (DOM) 11 9 11 11 12    
  Eva Odorova (SVK) 11 11 11 11     Petra Lovas (HUN) 9 6 4 11 11 10       Gao Jun (USA) 10 11 11 9 11 11     13   Hirano Sayaka (JPN) 12 1 12 7 12    
WC   Priscila Tommy (VAN) 5 7 2 3     Eva Odorova (SVK) 11 11 11 8 9 12       Eva Odorova (SVK) 12 2 9 11 9 4       Gao Jun (USA) 14 11 10 11 14    
  Andrea Bakula (CRO) 12 11 11 11     Huang I-hua (TPE) 11 11 11 9 11         Ni Xialian (LUX) 11 5 11 13 11       11   Li Jiao (NED) 6 11 11 11 11    
  Yadira Silva (MEX) 10 8 2 8     Andrea Bakula (CRO) 9 6 7 11 9         Huang I-hua (TPE) 6 11 4 11 7         Ni Xialian (LUX) 11 8 9 8 8    
                  Xian Yi Fang (FRA) 11 11 6 11 8 8 11     Lau Sui Fei (HKG) 11 9 11 11 11       2   Guo Yue (CHN) 11 11 11 11      
                  Xu Jie (POL) 6 4 11 9 11 11 7     Xian Yi Fang (FRA) 3 11 3 8 4         Lau Sui Fei (HKG) 2 8 6 6      

Final roundsEdit

Fourth round Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
1   Zhang Yining (CHN) 11 11 11 9 11
9   Ai Fukuhara (JPN) 5 2 5 11 8 1   Zhang Yining (CHN) 13 12 14 12 13
  Li Jie (NED) 11 11 7 5 4 6   Feng Tianwei (SIN) 11 14 12 10 11
6   Feng Tianwei (SIN) 7 13 11 11 11 1   Zhang Yining (CHN) 9 11 12 11 11
8   Kim Kyung-Ah (KOR) 9 11 8 12 11 9 5 4   Li Jiawei (SIN) 11 8 10 8 5
14   Wang Chen (USA) 11 9 11 10 6 11 11 14   Wang Chen (USA) 13 6 10 15 4
10   Lin Ling (HKG) 11 12 12 8 11 9 11 4   Li Jiawei (SIN) 15 11 12 13 11
4   Li Jiawei (SIN) 4 14 10 11 5 11 13 1   Zhang Yining (CHN)   8 13 11 11 11
3   Wang Nan (CHN) 11 11 9 11 11 11 3   Wang Nan (CHN)   11 11 8 8 3
15   Park Mi-Young (KOR) 7 7 11 6 13 5 3   Wang Nan (CHN) 11 11 11 11 11
  Li Qiangbing (AUT) 9 11 11 2 9 11 3 7   Tie Ya Na (HKG) 5 4 13 2 4
7   Tie Ya Na (HKG) 11 9 2 11 11 8 11 3   Wang Nan (CHN) 3 11 4 11 11 11 Bronze medal match
  Wu Xue (DOM) 12 11 6 11 8 12 11 2   Guo Yue (CHN) 11 8 11 7 3 6
  Gao Jun (USA) 10 8 11 3 11 14 9   Wu Xue (DOM) 5 14 11 5 4   Li Jiawei (SIN) 6 12 11 11 3 4
11   Li Jiao (NED) 2 6 3 11 2   Guo Yue (CHN) 11 16 13 11 2   Guo Yue (CHN)   11 14 9 7 11 11
2   Guo Yue (CHN) 11 11 11 13

ReferencesEdit