Table tennis at the 2008 Summer Paralympics
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Paralympic Table tennis
|Venue||Peking University Gymnasium|
|Dates||7–15 September 2008|
Players are given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allows players to compete against others with a similar level of function. Table tennis has ten numbered classes, with lower numbers corresponding to more severe disability. Classes one through five compete in wheelchairs and classes six through ten compete while standing.
Twenty-four events were contested. The events are men's and women's team and individual competitions for the various disability classifications.
There will be 264 athletes (168 male, 96 female) taking part in this sport.
This ranking sorts countries by the number of gold medals earned by their players (in this context a country is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.
|3||South Korea (KOR)||1||2||4||7|
|Totals (19 nations)||24||24||24||72|