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Olympic Games - 10 Sep 2015

Table Tennis Rio 2016 Test Event Details Revealed

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It has been announced that the table tennis test event for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will be held 18-21 November 2015 in the Riocentro which is located in Barra da Tijuca


The 2015 Aquece Rio International will host all four table tennis events that will feature at Rio 2016: Men's Team, Women's Team, Men's Singles, Women's Singles, all following the format to be used for the Olympic Games.

The event is an opportunity for players, coaches and officials to test the venue, and the conditions to get ready for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games table tennis event, which will be held 6 - 17 August 2016.

The seven leading national associations on the May 2015 list plus the host nation Brazil are invited to compete in each of the 2015 Aquece Rio International Men's Team and Women's Team events.

In addition a further eight men and eight women, who are not involved in the team events, are invited to compete in the respective Men's Singles and Women's Singles events. The eight players comprise the leading player from each continent on the May world ranking list ( plus the two highest players who have not qualified by the preceding requisites.

Currently and depending on response, the invitations are as follows:

Men's Team: 1. China 2. Germany 3. Japan 4. Korea Republic 5. Portugal 6. Hong Kong 7. Chinese Taipei Host. Brazil

Women's Team: 1. China 2. Japan 3. Singapore 4. Korea Republic 5. Hong Kong 6. Korea DPR 7. Netherlands Host. Brazil

Men's Singles:Africa: Omar ASSAR (Egypt), Asia: GAO Ning (Singapore), Vladimir SAMSONOV, Marcos MADRID (Mexico), North America: Eugene WANG (Canada) & Oceania: William HENZELL (Australia)

Women's Singles:Africa: Dina MESHREF (Egypt), Asia: CHENG I-Ching (Chinese Taipei), Europe: HAN Ying (Germany), Latin America: Yadira SILVA (Mexico), North America: ZHANG Mo (Canada) & Oceania: JIAN Fang Lay (Australia)

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