Table tennis at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Table tennis
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Georgia World Congress Center
Dates 20 July to 4 August 1996
Competitors 166 from 51 nations
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The table tennis competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics consisted of four events.

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 4 3 1 8
2  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 1 0 1
3  South Korea (KOR) 0 0 2 2
4  Germany (GER) 0 0 1 1
Totals (4 nations) 4 4 4 12

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Liu Guoliang
 China
Wang Tao
 China
Jörg Roßkopf
 Germany
Men's doubles
details
 Liu Guoliang
and Kong Linghui (CHN)
 Lü Lin
and Wang Tao (CHN)
 Lee Chul-Seung
and Yoo Nam-Kyu (KOR)
Women's singles
details
Deng Yaping
 China
Chen Jing
 Chinese Taipei
Qiao Hong
 China
Women's doubles
details
 Deng Yaping
and Qiao Hong (CHN)
 Liu Wei
and Qiao Yunping (CHN)
 Park Hae-Jung
and Ryu Ji-Hae (KOR)

Controversy

During the women's singles final match between the People's Republic of China and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), police arrested two Taiwanese spectators for waving the flag of the Republic of China, which has been banned at the Olympic games.[1]

References

  1. ^ "WashingtonPost.com: Taiwanese Spectators Arrested". The Washington Post. 1 August 1996. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  • Official Olympic Report
  • International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
  • "Table Tennis at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". www.sports-reference.com.
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