Table tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Table tennis
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Table Tennis, London 2012.png
Venue ExCeL London
Dates28 July - 8 August 2012
Competitors174 from 57 nations
  2008
2016  
ExCel Exhibition Centre ExCel Exhibition Centre.jpg
ExCel Exhibition Centre

Table tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London took place from Saturday 28 July to Wednesday 8 August 2012 at ExCeL London. 174 athletes, 86 men and 88 women, competed in four events. [1] Table tennis has appeared at the Summer Olympics on six previous occasions beginning with the 1988 Games in Seoul. [2] In addition to men's and women's singles, the team events were staged for the second time since replacing doubles events at the 2008 Beijing Games. China was the defending champion in each of the Olympic events having won all 4 gold medals in 2008. [2]

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Qualification

As hosts Great Britain qualified six athletes automatically; a team of three men, one of whom competed in the singles, and a team of three women, one of whom competed in the singles. [3] [4]

The top 28 male and top 28 female players on the International Table Tennis Federation's ranking list immediately after the 2011 World Table Tennis Championships, which finished on 15 May 2011 in the Netherlands, were qualified for the singles events at Games. No nation can have more than two players per gender in the singles events at the Games, so some players below 28th place were given a qualification berth based on their rankings. [5]

Ten continental qualification tournaments then were used to assign a total of 40 places between 28 June 2011 and 22 April 2012. [3] A final qualification tournament took place on 12 May 2012 to assign a further two places per gender. One invitational place per gender was allocated by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

Entries for the team events were decided after the final qualification tournament ended on 13 May 2012. The highest-ranked nation at the 2012 World Team Championships from each of the six continents earned the right to enter as long as three of its players had met the qualification criteria for the singles event. Except for the host British team, the qualification of the other 15 NOCs was based on the number of the qualified players and the ranking of the 2012 World Team Championships.

Competition schedule

PPreliminary rounds¼Quarterfinals½SemifinalsFFinal
Event↓/Date →Sat 28Sun 29Mon 30Tue 31Wed 1Thu 2Fri 3Sat 4Sun 5Mon 6Tue 7Wed 8
Men's singles P¼½F
Men's team P¼½F
Women's singles P¼½F
Women's team P¼½F

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 4206
2Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 0101
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 0101
4Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 0022
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 0022
Totals (5 nations)44412

Events

All events at the Games took the form of a knockout competition.

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's singles
details
Zhang Jike
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Wang Hao
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Men's team
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
Wang Hao
Zhang Jike
Ma Long
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)
Oh Sang-eun
Joo Se-hyuk
Ryu Seung-min
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Timo Boll
Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Bastian Steger
Women's singles
details
Li Xiaoxia
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Ding Ning
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Feng Tianwei
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore
Women's team
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
Ding Ning
Li Xiaoxia
Guo Yue
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
Ai Fukuhara
Sayaka Hirano
Kasumi Ishikawa
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore  (SIN)
Li Jiawei
Feng Tianwei
Wang Yuegu

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References

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