Table tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Table tennis
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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Venue Peking University Gymnasium
Dates August 13 to August 23, 2008
Competitors 171 from 56 nations
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Table tennis competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held from August 13 to August 23, at the Peking University Gymnasium. The competition featured the team events for the first time, replacing the doubles events competed in previous games. A total of four sets of medals were awarded for the four events contested. China would win every medal possible, claiming the podium in both the Men's and Women's Singles events and claiming Gold in both the Men's and Women's Team Event, forcing the IOC and ITTF, to change the qualification process for the 2012 Summer Olympics, to ensure that countries could only enter 2, instead of 3 athletes into the Singles event.

Qualification

Draw

Team

Men

Group 1 2 3 4
A  China (CHN)  Austria (AUT)  Greece (GRE)  Australia (AUS)
B  Germany (GER)  Singapore (SIN)  Croatia (CRO)  Canada (CAN)
C  South Korea (KOR)  Chinese Taipei (TPE)  Sweden (SWE)  Brazil (BRA)
D  Hong Kong (HKG)  Japan (JPN)  Russia (RUS)  Nigeria (NGR)

Women

Group 1 2 3 4
A  China (CHN)  Austria (AUT)  Croatia (CRO)  Dominican Republic (DOM)
B  Singapore (SIN)  Netherlands (NED)  United States (USA)  Nigeria (NGR)
C  Hong Kong (HKG)  Germany (GER)  Poland (POL)  Romania (ROU)
D  South Korea (KOR)  Japan (JPN)  Spain (ESP)  Australia (AUS)

Singles

The Singles draw was performed on Monday, August 11, 2008.

Competition schedule

August 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Men's singles Preliminary / First Rounds Second Round Third / Fourth Rounds Quarterfinal Semifinal / Bronze / Final
Women's singles Preliminary Round First / Second Rounds Second / Third Rounds Fourth Round / Quarterfinal Semifinal / Bronze / Final
Men's team Group First / Second Rounds Group Second / Third Rounds Bronze Playoff First Round Semifinal Bronze Playoff Second Round Bronze / Final
Women's team Group First / Second Rounds Group Second / Third Rounds Bronze Playoff First Round / Semifinal Bronze Playoff Second Round Bronze / Final

Medal summary

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 4 2 2 8
2  Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
 Singapore (SIN) 0 1 0 1
4  South Korea (KOR) 0 0 2 2
Totals (4 nations) 4 4 4 12

Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Ma Lin
 China
Wang Hao
 China
Wang Liqin
 China
Men's team
details
 China (CHN)
Wang Hao
Ma Lin
Wang Liqin
 Germany (GER)
Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Timo Boll
Christian Suss
 South Korea (KOR)
Oh Sang-Eun
Ryu Seung-Min
Yoon Jae-Young
Women's singles
details
Zhang Yining
 China
Wang Nan
 China
Guo Yue
 China
Women's team
details
 China (CHN)
Guo Yue
Wang Nan
Zhang Yining
 Singapore (SIN)
Feng Tianwei
Li Jiawei
Wang Yuegu
 South Korea (KOR)
Dang Ye-Seo
Kim Kyung-Ah
Park Mi-Young

See also

References

  • International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
  • "Table Tennis at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games". www.sports-reference.com.
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