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Table tennis at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics

The table tennis competition at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics took place in Singapore Indoor Stadium between 21–26 August, with training hall set in National University of Singapore (NUS).[1][2] 64 athletes composed of 32 boys and 32 girls at the age between 14 and 16 (born between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1995) competed in different events of Men's Singles and Women's Singles.[3] Further, each athlete paired with another athlete of the opposite sex participated in Mixed Team event. Each team match consisted of the best of three matches. The Women's Singles was played first, followed by Men's Singles and Mixed Doubles.

Table tennis
at the I Summer Youth Olympic Games
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Venue Singapore Indoor Stadium
Dates 21 – 26 August 2010
No. of events 3 (1 boys, 1 girls, 1 mixed)
Competitors 64 (32 boys, 32 girls) from 47 nations
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Contents

QualifiersEdit

SinglesEdit

A total of 64 athletes qualified mainly from tournaments including ITTF Cadet Challenge, five ITTF Junior Circuit events, and five continental qualification tournaments (Africa, Asia, Europe, Pan America, Oceania).[3][4] The others qualified from ITTF under 15 world ranking and the host National Olympic Committee (NOC). The maximum number of athletes per NOC was one man and one woman.

Event (Qualifiers) Date Location Qualifiers
Men's Singles Women's Singles
ITTF Cadet Challenge (4) 19–25 October 2009   Tokyo   Yin Hang (cancelled)
  Koki Niwa
  Simon Gauzy
  Hampus Soderlund
  Adem Hmam (reallocated)
  Yang Ha-Eun
  Ayuka Tanioka
  Bernadette Szocs
  Sutashini Sawetabut
African Qualification Tournament (2) 21–23 November 2009   Cairo   Bedair Omar
  Ojo Onalaopo
  Dina Mesheref
  Islem Laid
ITTF U-15 World Ranking (4) 31 December 2009 -   Hung Tzu-Hsiang
  Kim Dong-Hyun
  Chiu Chung Hei
  Phillip Kumiov (rejected)
  Ondrej Bajger (reallocated)
  Gu Yuting
  Petrissa Solja
  Yana Noskova
  Isabelle Siyun LI
Pan American Qualification Tournament (3) 1–3 February 2010   San Salvador   Jouti Eric
  Rodrigo Tapia
  Pablo Saragovi
  Ariel Hsing
  Caroline Kumahara
  Carelyn Cordero
ITTF Specific Tournament (1) 6–7 February 2010   Manama   Emilien Vanrossomme   Britt Eerland
ITTF Specific Tournament (1) 14–15 February 2010   Cairo   Leornado Mutti   Sofia Polcanova (rejected)
  Alice Loveridge (reallocated)
ITTF Specific Tournament (1) 23–24 March 2010   Lignano   Tamas Lakatos   Celine Pang
Oceanian Qualification Tournament (1) 1 April 2010   Auckland   Kevin Wu   Julia Wu
Asian Qualification Tournament (4) 2–4 April 2010   Bangkok   Kim Kwang-Song
  Hasintha Arsa Marakkala
  Avik Das
  Elmurod Holikov
  Kim Song-i
  Ng Ka Yee
  Huang Hsin
  Mallika Bhandarkar
ITTF Specific Qualification Tournament (1) 10 April 2010   Auckland   Tanapol Santiwattanatarm   Lily Phan
European Qualification Tournament (4) 16–18 April 2010   Novara   Konrad Kulpa
  Luka Fucek
  Stefan Leitgeb
  Koen Hageraats
  Mateja Jeger
  Olga Bliznet
  Alekseja Galič
  Mercedes Nagyvaradi
ITTF Specific Qualification Tournament (1) 24–25 April 2010   Valencia   Florian Wagner   Katsiaryna Baravok
Host Country Representation (1) - -   Clarence Chew Qualified in previous tournament
Unused Quota of Host Country Representation (replacement) - - Quota used   Maria Xiao
NOC Universality Places (4) - -   Luis Mejia
  Patrick Massah
  Warren Li Kam Wa
  Axel Gavilan
  Jolie Mafuta Ivoso
  Letizia Giardi
  Nuwani G. Vithange
  Adielle Roshuevel
TOTAL 32 32

Mixed teamEdit

Qualified athletes from the same NOC teamed up first (17 teams).[5][6] The remaining players formed continental mixed teams as a second option (2 African teams, 6 European teams, 3 Pan American teams), and an intercontinental team was the last consideration (4 teams).

Seed Team Female athlete Male athlete
1   United States (USA)   Payton Ward (USA)   Owen Smith (USA)
2   South Korea (KOR)   Yang Ha-Eun (KOR)   Kim Dong-Hyun (KOR)
3   Europe 1   Bernadette Szocs (ROU)   Hampus Soderlund (SWE)
4   Intercontinental 1   Gu Yuting (CHN)   Adem Hmam (TUN)
5   Germany (GER)   Petrissa Solja (GER)   Florian Wagner (GER)
6   Hong Kong (HKG)   Ng Ka Yee (HKG)   Chiu Chung Hei (HKG)
7   Chinese Taipei (TPE)   Huang Hsin (TPE)   Hung Tzu-Hsiang (TPE)
8   France (FRA)   Celine Pang (FRA)   Simon Gauzy (FRA)
9   Singapore (SIN)   Isabelle Siyun LI (SIN)   Clarence Chew (SIN)
10   Croatia (CRO)   Mateja Jeger (CRO)   Luka Fucek (CRO)
11   Europe 2   Maria Xiao (POR)   Emilien Vanrossomme (BEL)
12   Thailand (THA)   Suthasini Sawettabut (THA)   Tanapol Santiwattanatarm (THA)
13   Egypt (EGY)   Dina Mesheref (EGY)   Bedair Omar (EGY)
14   Netherlands (NED)   Britt Eerland (NED)   Koen Hageraats (NED)
15   Hungary (HUN)   Mercedes Nagyvaradi (HUN)   Tamas Lakatos (HUN)
16   Pan America 1   Ariel Hsing (USA)   Axel Gavilan (PAR)
17   Europe 3   Alice Loveridge (GBR)   Leornado Mutti (ITA)
18   Brazil (BRA)   Caroline Kumahara (BRA)   Jouti Eric (BRA)
19   Europe 4   Olga Bliznet (MDA)   Konrad Kulpa (POL)
20   Europe 5   Katsiaryna Baravok (BLR)   Ondrej Bajger (CZE)
21   North Korea (PRK)   Kim Song-I (PRK)   Kim Kwang-Song (PRK)
22   Intercontinental 2   Yana Noskova (RUS)   Elmurod Holikov (UZB)
23   Pan America 2   Carelyn Cordero (PUR)   Pablo Saragovi (ARG)
24   India (IND)   Mallika Bhandarkar (IND)   Avik Das (IND)
25   Europe 6   Alekseja Galič (SLO)   Stefan Leitgeb (AUT)
26   Africa 1   Islem Laid (ALG)   Ojo Onalaopo (NGR)
27   Intercontinental 3   Lily Phan (AUS)   Luis Mejia (ESA)
28   Sri Lanka (SRI)   Nuwani G. Vithange (SRI)   Hasintha Arsa Marakkala (SRI)
29   New Zealand (NZL)   Julia Wu (NZL)   Kevin Wu (NZL)
30   Pan America 3   Adielle Roshuevel (GUY)   Rodrigo Tapia (ECU)
31   Intercontinental 4   Letizia Giardi (SMR)   Patrick Massah (MAW)
32   Africa 2   Jolie Mafuta Ivoso (CGO)   Warren Li Kam Wa (MRI)

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Japan (JPN) 2 0 0 2
2   China (CHN) 1 0 0 1
3   South Korea (KOR) 0 1 1 2
4   Singapore (SIN) 0 1 0 1
5   Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 1 0 1
6   France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
-   Mixed-NOC team 0 0 1 1
Total 3 3 3 9

EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Koki Niwa
  Japan
Hung Tzu-Hsiang
  Chinese Taipei
Simon Gauzy
  France
Women's singles
details
Gu Yuting
  China
Isabelle Li Siyun
  Singapore
Yang Ha-Eun
  South Korea
Mixed team
details
  Japan (JPN)
Ayuka Tanioka
Koki Niwa
  South Korea (KOR)
Yang Ha-Eun
Kim Dong-Hyun
  Intercontinental 1
  Gu Yuting (CHN)
  Adem Hmam (TUN)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Webpage for 2010 First Youth Olympic Games at ITTF.com". ittf.com. ITTF. Retrieved 1 October 2010.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Specific Rules for 2010 Youth Olympic Games" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Qualification System for the First Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Players Qualified for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore" (PDF). ITTF. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "YOG Clothing and Composition of Teams" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Teams Seeding List of Youth Olympic Games 2010" (PDF). ITTF. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010.