Table tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Table tennis
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
VenueTokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
Dates24 July – 6 August 2021
No. of events5
Competitors172 from 24 nations
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Table tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will feature 172 table tennis players (postponed to 2021[1] due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Table tennis had appeared at the Summer Olympics on eight previous occasions beginning with the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Qualification

As the host nation, Japan had automatically qualified six athletes; a team of three men and women with one each competing in the singles as well as a mixed doubles team.[2]

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.[2]

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.[2]

For individual events, between 64 and 70 individual players qualify. Each NOC with a qualified team may enter two 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.[2]

Competition schedule

Legend
P Preliminary round ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals F Final
Event↓/Date → Sat 24 Sun 25 Mon 26 Tue 27 Wed 28 Thu 29 Fri 30 Sat 31 Sun 1 Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6
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
Mixed doubles P ¼ ½ F

Participating

Participating nations

Competitors

  • Hugo Calderano (BRA)
  • Hend Zaza (SYR)

Medal summary

Medal table

Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Men's team
details
Women's singles
details
Women's team
details
Mixed doubles
details

See also

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". olympic.org (press release). IOC. 24 March 2020. Archived from the original on 19 April 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Tokyo 2020 – ITTF Table Tennis Qualification System". ITTF.
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