Table tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics
Table tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will feature 172 table tennis players (equally distributed between men and women) competing in both the singles and team events, as well as a new mixed doubles event. Table tennis had appeared at the Summer Olympics on eight previous occasions beginning with the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
|No. of events||5|
|Competitors||172 from 23 nations|
For the team events, 16 teams qualify. Each continent (with the Americas being divided into North America and South America for ITTF competition) had a qualifying competition to qualify one team. Nine teams qualify through a world qualifying event. Japan, as the host, is guaranteed a team spot.
The mixed doubles will also have 16 pairs qualify. Each continent (with the Americas being divided into North America and South America for ITTF competition) had a qualifying competition to qualify one pair. Four teams qualify through the World Tour Grand Finals 2019 and five through the World Tour 2020. Japan is also guaranteed a place. If an NOC has both a mixed doubles pair and a team in one or both genders qualify, the doubles player must be a member of the team in their gender.
For individual events, between 64 and 70 individual players qualify. Each NOC with a qualified team may enter 2 members of that team in the individual competition. 22 quota places will be awarded through continental championships to individuals who belong to an NOC without a qualified team. There will be one Tripartite Commission invitation place. The remainder of the total 172 quota places will be filled through a final world singles qualifying tournament (no less than two and no more than eight qualifiers) and then the ITTF world ranking.
- Hugo Calderano (BRA)