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Table tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Table tennis
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Venue Riocentro – Pavilion 3
Dates 6–17 August 2016
No. of events 4
Competitors 172 from 56 nations
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Table tennis at the
2016 Summer Olympics
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Qualification
Singles   men   women  
Teams   men   women

Table tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 6 to 17 August 2016 at the third pavilion of Riocentro. Around 172 table tennis players (an equal distribution between men and women) competed in both the singles and team events.[1][2] Table tennis had appeared at the Summer Olympics on seven previous occasions beginning with the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. In addition to men's and women's singles, the team events were staged for the third time since replacing doubles events at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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QualificationEdit

As the host nation, Brazil had automatically qualified six athletes; a team of three men and women with one each competing in the singles.[3]

The top 22 male and top 22 female players on the International Table Tennis Federation's Olympic ranking list as of January 1, 2016 were qualified for the singles event at the Games. No nation could have more than two players per gender in the singles at these Games, so some players below the twenty-eighth position were given a qualifying place based on ranking.[3]

Forty places were awarded to the table tennis players with a maximum of two per NOC and gender through the following continental qualification tournaments between July 1, 2015 and April 24, 2016: six each from Africa and Latin America, eleven each from Asia and Europe, and three each from North America and Oceania. One invitational place per gender was allocated by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).[3]

For the team events, the highest-ranked NOC from each continent that already contained two qualified players for the singles added a quota place to form a team of three players and thereby secured a direct qualifying place for the Games based on the ITTF Olympic Team Ranking list. The remaining ten teams were allotted to the nine highest-ranked NOCs in any continent and to the host nation Brazil (if not qualified by any means) that have two players qualified for the singles. If less than nine nations, the next best teams with a single player would have secured a place for the Olympics.[3][2]

Competition scheduleEdit

P Preliminary rounds ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals F Final
Event↓/Date → Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17
Men's singles P ¼ ½ F
Men's team P ¼ ½ F
Women's singles P ¼ ½ F
Women's team P ¼ ½ F

ParticipatingEdit

Participating nationsEdit

CompetitorsEdit

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   China 4 2 0 6
2   Japan 0 1 2 3
3   Germany 0 1 1 2
4   North Korea 0 0 1 1
Total 4 NOCs 4 4 4 12

EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Ma Long
  China
Zhang Jike
  China
Jun Mizutani
  Japan
Men's team
details
  China (CHN)
Zhang Jike
Ma Long
Xu Xin
  Japan (JPN)
Koki Niwa
Jun Mizutani
Maharu Yoshimura
  Germany (GER)
Timo Boll
Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Bastian Steger
Women's singles
details
Ding Ning
  China
Li Xiaoxia
  China
Kim Song-i
  North Korea
Women's team
details
  China (CHN)
Liu Shiwen
Ding Ning
Li Xiaoxia
  Germany (GER)
Han Ying
Petrissa Solja
Shan Xiaona
  Japan (JPN)
Ai Fukuhara
Kasumi Ishikawa
Mima Ito

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rio 2016: Table Tennis". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 11 April 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "The Road to Rio de Janeiro, the 2016 Olympic Games, Starts in Baku". ITTF. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Rio 2016 – ITTF Table Tennis Qualification System" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 

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