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In Rio maximum three entries per NOC


The ETTU Executive Board has decided the maximum number of entries per NOC for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games European Continental Singles Qualification tournament shall be 3 (3 men and 3 women). The European Olympic Qualification will be held on Istanbul fro

The ETTU Executive Board has decided the maximum number of entries per NOC for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games European Continental Singles Qualification tournament shall be 3 (3 men and 3 women). The European Olympic Qualification will be held on Istanbul from 6th to 10th April 2016.

There will be 4 events in Rio 2016: Single’s and Team’s Event in men and women category. At the Olympics Games in total there will be 172 qualification places: 168 (84 men and women) qualifiers, 2 (1+1) host nation and two Tripartite Commission invitation places.

86 athletes per gender (Men/Women) will qualify as follows:

Singles qualification:

40 Continental qualification with a maximum of two  athletes per NOC qualified

22 ITTF Olympic Singles Ranking, not to exceed an overall maximum of two athletes per NOC

1 Tripartite Commission Invitation place

1 Host Country place

64 Total – with a maximum of two athletes from the same NOC to participate in singles events

The ITTF Olympic Singles Ranking may qualify more than 22 athletes if the Team Quota (22 quota places) is not fully utilised and/or if the host country place is reallocated.

Team qualification:

The remaining quota of 22 athletes per gender (Team Quota) will be used for the Team Event qualification.

Athletes with the best results at the Singles Continental Qualification Events, held between 1 July 2015 and 24 April 2016, will qualify for the Olympic Games according to the following distribution of quota places: 11 for Europe, same quota is for Asia, 6 for Africa, 6 for Latin America, 3 for North America and 3 for Oceania. A maximum of 2 athletes per NOC can qualify. A maximum of 2 athletes per NOC can qualify.

Starting as of January 2016 ITTF will publish monthly the Olympic Singles Ranking based on the same principles as the ITTF World Ranking taking into consideration only eligible athletes for the Olympic Games.

Athletes who have participated in the Continental Qualification events but that have not qualified will be eligible for qualification through the ITTF Olympic Singles Ranking list

issued in early May 2016. The 22 highest eligible athletes, with a maximum of two (2) athletes per NOC on the ITTF Olympic Singles Ranking list published in May 2016, will be qualified provided that an overall maximum of two (2) athletes per NOC is not exceeded including the 40 continental qualifiers.

In case of an exact tie for the last direct qualifying position by Ranking, reference will be made to the previous ITTF Olympic Singles Ranking List and the better-ranked athlete will qualify. If still tied, reference will be made to the previous ITTF Olympic Singles Ranking List. If still tied, reference will be made to the previous ITTF World Ranking List and so on until the tie is broken.

The number of qualification places from the ITTF Olympic Singles Ranking may be increased if the Host Country place is reallocated and/or if the Team Quota (22 places) is

not fully utilized. This applies only to athletes who have participated in the Continental Qualification events but that have not already qualified.

Number of quota places per gender in Team Qualification is 22. Starting as of January 2016, ITTF will publish monthly the Olympic Team Ranking based on the same principles as the ITTF World Team Ranking but taking into consideration only eligible athletes for the Olympic Games and the Olympic Team match format. Once the 62 athletes, qualified through the Singles Continental Qualification events and the Olympic Singles Ranking, have been identified, the Team selection process will begin to define the sixteen teams.

Full Qualification system you can see here

 

 

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