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Table tennis at the Summer Olympics

 

Table tennis at the Summer Olympics

Table tennis at the Summer Olympics
Governing body ITTF
Events 4 (men: 2; women: 2)
Games
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1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952
1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976
1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000
2004 2008 2012 2016
Medalists

Table tennis competition has been in the Summer Olympic Games since 1988, with singles and doubles events for men and women.[1][2] Athletes from China have dominated the sport, winning a total of 47 medals in 28 events, including 24 gold medals.

Contents

  • Events 1
  • Medal table 2
  • Number of athletes by nation 3
  • Winners 4
    • Men's singles 4.1
    • Men's doubles 4.2
    • Women's singles 4.3
    • Women's doubles 4.4
    • Men's team 4.5
    • Women's team 4.6
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Events

In 1992 (only), two bronze medals were awarded in each event. Due to China's dominance in the sport the format was changed for the 2012 Olympics, such that only two competitors from each country can enter (instead of 3). This format makes it such that one country cannot win all three top medals - as has been the case during both the Individual Men's and Women's events at the Beijing Olympic tournament, where China dominated and won all 6 medals.[3] In 2008, the doubles events were replaced by team events to lessen the emphasis on doubles play.
Event 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
Men's singles
Men's doubles    
Men's team
Women's singles
Women's doubles    
Women's team
Events 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 24 15 8 47
2  South Korea (KOR) 3 3 12 18
3  Sweden (SWE) 1 1 1 3
4  Germany (GER) 0 2 3 5
5  North Korea (PRK) 0 1 2 3
0 1 2 3
7 0 1 1 2
0 1 1 2
0 1 1 2
10 0 1 0 1
0 1 0 1
12 0 0 1 1
Total 28 28 32 88

Number of athletes by nation

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 Years
Nations 41 48 51 48 50 56
Athletes 129 159 166 171 172 171

Winners

Men's singles

Year Host City Gold Silver Bronze
1988 Seoul Yoo Nam-Kyu Kim Ki-Taik Erik Lindh
1992 Barcelona Jan-Ove Waldner Jean-Philippe Gatien Kim Taek-Soo
Ma Wenge
1996 Atlanta Liu Guoliang Wang Tao Jörg Roßkopf
2000 Sydney Kong Linghui Jan-Ove Waldner Liu Guoliang
2004 Athens Ryu Seung-Min Wang Hao Wang Liqin
2008 Beijing Ma Lin Wang Hao Wang Liqin
2012 London Zhang Jike Wang Hao Dimitrij Ovtcharov

Men's doubles

Year Host City Gold Silver Bronze
1988 Seoul Chen Longcan
Wei Qingguang
Ilija Lupulesku
Zoran Primorac
Ahn Jae-Hyung
Yoo Nam-Kyu
1992 Barcelona Lü Lin
Wang Tao
Steffen Fetzner
Jörg Roßkopf
Kang Hee-Chan
Lee Chul-Seung
Kim Taek-Soo
Yoo Nam-Kyu
1996 Atlanta Kong Linghui
Liu Guoliang
Lü Lin
Wang Tao
Lee Chul-Seung
Yoo Nam-Kyu
2000 Sydney Wang Liqin
Yan Sen
Kong Linghui
Liu Guoliang
Patrick Chila
Jean-Philippe Gatien
2004 Athens Chen Qi
Ma Lin
Ko Lai Chak
Li Ching
Michael Maze
Finn Tugwell

Women's singles

Year Host City Gold Silver Bronze
1988 Seoul Chen Jing Li Huifen Jiao Zhimin
1992 Barcelona Deng Yaping Qiao Hong Hyun Jung-Hwa
Li Bun-Hui
1996 Atlanta Deng Yaping Chen Jing Qiao Hong
2000 Sydney Wang Nan Li Ju Chen Jing
2004 Athens Zhang Yining Kim Hyang-Mi Kim Kyung-Ah
2008 Beijing Zhang Yining Wang Nan Guo Yue
2012 London Li Xiaoxia Ding Ning Feng Tianwei

Women's doubles

Year Host City Gold Silver Bronze
1988 Seoul Hyun Jung-Hwa
Yang Young-Ja
Chen Jing
Jiao Zhimin
Jasna Fazlić
Gordana Perkučin
1992 Barcelona Deng Yaping
Qiao Hong
Chen Zihe
Gao Jun
Hong Cha-Ok
Hyun Jung-Hwa
Li Bun-Hui
Yu Sun-Bok
1996 Atlanta Deng Yaping
Qiao Hong
Liu Wei
Qiao Yunping
Park Hae-Jung
Ryu Ji-Hae
2000 Sydney Li Ju
Wang Nan
Sun Jin
Yang Ying
Kim Moo-Kyo
Ryu Ji-Hae
2004 Athens Wang Nan
Zhang Yining
Lee Eun-Sil
Seok Eun-Mi
Guo Yue
Niu Jianfeng

Men's team

Year Host City Gold Silver Bronze
2008 Beijing China Germany South Korea
2012 London China South Korea Germany

Women's team

Year Host City Gold Silver Bronze
2008 Beijing China Singapore South Korea
2012 London China Japan Singapore

See also

References

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  3. ^ http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/719870.shtml


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