2012 Olympic Games
Mens Singles Seedings

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69 players qualified to take part in the 2012 Olympic Games Mens Singles Event and the seedings have been announced

 By Martin Hughes
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2012 Olympic Games Men's Singles Event Seedings

The seedings have been announced for the 69 players who qualified to take part in the 2012 Olympic Games Men's Singles Event.

The seedings were based on the players positions in the world ranking list issued for July 2012.

The men's singles took place from 28 July to 2 August 2012 at the Excel Arena which is the largest competition venue at the London 2012 Games.

China were the hot favourites to take the Gold and Silver medals, but can no longer take all three medals as they did in Beijing in 2008 due to a change in the rules which allows only two players per NOC in the singles event.


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Men's Singles Event - Seedings

Seeding Player (FAMILY NAME, Given Name) NOC
1 ZHANG Jike China
2 WANG Hao China
3 MIZUTANI Jun Japan
4 BOLL Timo Germany
5 CHUANG Chih-Yuan Chinese Taipei
6 JOO Saehyuk South Korea
7 OH Sangeun South Korea
8 OVTCHAROV Dimitrij Germany
9 SAMSONOV Vladimir Belarus
10 GAO Ning Singapore
11 JIANG Tianyi Hong Kong China
12 KISHIKAWA Seiya Japan
13 MAZE Michael Denmark
14 MATTENET Adrien France
15 CRISAN Adrian Romania
16 SHIBAEV Alexander Russia
17 FREITAS Marcos Portugal
18= CHEN Weixing Austria
18= TANG Peng Hong Kong China
20 TOKIC Bojan Slovenia
21 GIONIS Panagiotis Greece
22 MONTEIRO Joao Portugal
23 KARAKASEVIC Aleksandar Serbia
24 SMIRNOV Alexey Russia
25 SCHLAGER Werner Austria
26 YANG Zi Singapore
27 GACINA Andrej Croatia
28 PRIMORAC Zoran Croatia
29 KREANGA Kalinikos Greece
30 HE Zhiwen Spain
31 VANG Bora TUR
32= ALAMIYAN Noshad Iran
32= ZHMUDENKO Yaroslav Ukraine
32= KIM Hyok Bong North Korea
35= GERELL Par Sweden
35= MACHADO Carlos Spain
35= PATTANTYUS Adam Hungary
38 SAIVE Jean-Michel Belgium
39 WANG Zeng Yi Poland
40= DIDUKH Oleksandr Ukraine
40= PERSSON Jorgen Sweden
42 BOBOCICA Mihai Italy
43 LIN Ju Dominican Republic
44 TSUBOI Gustavo Brazil
45 BURGIS Matiss Latvia
46 DRINKHALL Paul Great Britain
47 BENTSEN Allan Denmark
48 LIU Song Argentina
49 LASHIN El-Sayed Egypt
50 JEVTOVIC Marko Serbia
51 HENZELL William Australia
52 ZWICKL Daniel Hungary
53 TORIOLA Segun Nigeria
54 KIM Song Nam North Korea
55 PEREIRA Andy Cuba
56 AGUIRRE Marcelo Paraguay
57 GHOSH Soumyajit India
58 ASSAR Omar Egypt
59 HOYAMA Hugo Brazil
60 AL-HASAN Ibrahem Kuwait
61 ARUNA Quadri Nigeria
62 HINSE Pierre-Luc Canada
63 SAKA Suraju Congo Brazzaville
64 HAN Justin Australia
65 HO Andre Canada
66 WANG Timothy USA
67 IDOWU Saheed Congo Brazzaville
68 AGBETOGLO Komi Mawussi Togo
69 SHING Yoshua Vanuatu


The draw for the Mens Singles took place on Wednesday 25 July 2012.

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