Olympic Games

Olympic table tennis teams confirmed for Tokyo

16 National Olympic Committees (NOC) have confirmed their men’s table tennis teams for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics whilst the women’s team will include 15 NOCs. A total of 93 players are set to contest both the men’s and women’s team event in the rescheduled summer games.

For the Men’s team event, Europe has the largest representation featuring Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Sweden, France, Portugal and Serbia.

Asia is a close second featuring China, Japan, Korea Republic, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong, China whilst Egypt, Brazil, USA and Australia will represent Africa, Latin America, North America and Oceania respectively.

In the Women’s team event, the NOCs in Asia will be represented by China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Chinese Taipei and Korea Republic. The NOCs’ hopes’ in Europe for a medal in the women’s team event rest with Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Romania whilst Egypt, USA, Brazil and Australia will be the flagbearers for Africa, North America, Latin America and Oceania respectively.

Each NOC can nominate three athletes per qualified team, with two athletes permitted to compete in the singles event, at the discretion of the NOC. Details of the line-up for Mixed Doubles and Singles will be announced in June.

The rescheduled Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo will be held from July 23 to August 8 with the Table Tennis competitions set to take place at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium from 24 July to 6 August, 2021.

Men’s Team

Africa (1)

Egypt                              Omar ASSAR, Ahmed SALEH, Khalid ASSAR

Asia (5)

China                               MA Long, FAN Zhendong, XU Xin

Japan                               Tomokazu HARIMOTO, Koki NIWA, Jun MIZUTANI

Korea Republic                YOUNGSIK Jeong, WOOJIN Jang, SANGSU Lee

Chinese Taipei                LIN Yun-Ju, CHUANG Chih-Yuan, CHEN Chien-An

Hong Kong                    WONG Chun Ting, LAM Siu Hang, HO Kwan Kit

Europe (7)

Germany                         Dimitrij OVTCHAROV, Timo BOLL, Patrick FRANZISKA

Slovenia                          Jorgic DARKO, Tokic BOJAN, Kozul DENI

Croatia                            Andrej GACINA, Tomislav PUCAR, Frane KOJIC

Sweden                            Mattias FALCK, Anton KALLBERG, Kristian KARLSSON

France                              Simon GAUZY, Emmanuel LEBESSON, Alexandre CASSIN

Portugal                          Marcos FREITAS, Tiago APOLONIA, Joao MONTEIRO

Serbia                              Aleksandar KARAKASEVIC, Zsolt PETO, Marko JEVTOVIC

Latin America (1)

Brazil                                Hugo CALDERANO, Gustavo TSUBOI, Vitor ISHIY

North America (1)

USA                                   KANAK Jha, Nikhil KUMAR, ZHOU Xin

Oceania (1)

Australia                         David POWELL, YAN Xin, HU Heming

Women’s Team

Asia (6)

China                                CHEN Meng, SUN Yingsha, LIU Shiwen

Japan                                Mima ITO, Kasumi ISHIKAWA, Miu HIRANO

Hong Kong                       DOO Hoi Kem, SOO Wai Yam Minnie, LEE Ho Ching

Singapore                        FENG Tianwei, YU Mengyu, LIN Ye

Chinese Taipei                  CHENG I-Ching, CHEN Szu-Yu, CHENG Hsien-Tzu

Korea Republic                JEON Jihee, SHIN Yubin, CHOI Hyojoo

Europe (5)

Germany                         Petrissa SOLJA, HAN Ying, SHAN Xiaona

Austria                             Sofia POLCANOVA, LIU Jia, LIU Yuan

Poland                             LI Qian, Natalia PARTYKA, Natalia BAJOR

Hungary                           Dora MADARASZ, Georgina POTA, Szandra PERGEL

Romania                           Elizabeta SAMARA, Bernadette SZOCS, Daniela DODEANMONTEIRO

Africa (1)

Egypt                                Dina MESHREF, Yousra HELMY, Farah Abdel-AZIZ

North America (1)

USA                                   Lily ZHANG, LIU Juan, WANGHuijing

Latin America (1)

Brazil                                Bruna TAKAHASHI, Jessica YAMADA, Caroline KUMAHARA

Oceania (1)

Australia                          Michelle BLOMLEY, Stephanie SANG, Melissa TAPPER

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