2016 Olympic Games
Mens Singles Seedings

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70 players qualified to take part in the 2016 Olympic Games Mens Singles Event and here are the seedings

 By Martin Hughes
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2016 Olympic Games Men's Singles Event Seedings

The seedings have been announced for the 70 players who qualified to take part in the 2016 Olympic Games Men's Singles Event.

The seedings were based on the players positions in the world ranking list issued for August 2016.

The men's singles took place from Saturday 6 August to Thursday 11 August 2016 at the Riocentro (Pavilion 3).

China were the 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 World
1 MA, Long China 1
2 ZHANG, Jike China 4
3 OVTCHAROV, Dimitrij Germany 5
4 MIZUTANI, Jun Japan 6
5 CHUANG, Chih-Yuan Chinese Taipei 7
6 WONG, Chun Ting Hong Kong China 8
7 SAMSONOV, Vladimir Belarus 9
8 FREITAS, Marcos Portugal 11
9 JEOUNG, Youngsik South Korea 12
10 BOLL, Timo Germany 13
11 TANG, Peng Hong Kong China 15
12 LEE, Sangsu South Korea 16
13 GAUZY, Simon France 17
14 APOLONIA, Tiago Portugal 18
15 GACINA, Andrej Croatia 19
16 FEGERL, Stefan Austria 20
17 NIWA, Koki Japan 22
18 SHIBAEV, Alexander Russia 23
19 GIONIS, Panagiotis Greece 25
20 KARLSSON, Kristian Sweden 27
21 LI, Ping Qatar 28
22 GROTH, Jonathan Denmark 29
23 LEBESSON, Emmanuel France 30
24 GERELL, Par Sweden 32
25 CHEN, Chien-An Chinese Taipei 33
26 GAO, Ning Singapore 34
27 ARUNA, Quadri Nigeria 40
28 KOU, Lei Ukraine 42
29 LI, Ahmet Turkey 44
30 WANG, Zengyi Poland 46
31= GARDOS, Robert Austria 48
31= PITCHFORD, Liam Great Britain 48
33 WANG, Yang Slovak Republic 51
34 DYJAS, Jakub Poland 52
35 TOKIC, Bojan Slovenia 53
36 CALDERANO, Hugo Brazil 54
37 ASSAR, Omar Egypt 55
38 DRINKHALL, Paul Great Britain 58
39 GHOSH, Soumyajit India 65
40 TSUBOI, Gustavo Brazil 68
41 WANG, Eugene Canada 69
42 OLAH, Benedek Finland 70
43 JANCARIK, Lubomir Czech Republic 72
44 ACHANTA, Sharath Kamal India 73
45 HE, Zhiwen Spain 76
46 IONESCU, Ovidiu Romania 78
47 PROKOPCOV, Dmitrij Czech Republic 79
48 PATTANTYUS, Adam Hungary 84
49 KARAKASEVIC, Aleksandar Serbia 88
50 CRISAN, Adrian Romania 90
51 ALAMIYAN, Noshad Iran 98
52 ALAMIAN, Nima Iran 111
53 CHEN, Feng Singapore 117
54 TORIOLA, Segun Nigeria 120
55 MADRID, Marcos Mexico 162
56 GERASSIMENKO, Kirill Kazakhstan 171
57 TANVIRIYAVECHAKUL, Padasak Thailand 181
58 PEREIRA, Andy Cuba 184
59 AFANADOR, Brian Puerto Rica 201
60 ASSAR, Khalid Egypt 221
61= CAMPOS, Jorge Cuba 226
61= AGUIRRE, Marcelo Paraguay 226
63 KENJAEV, Zokhid Uzbekistan 238
64 FENG, Yijun USA 271
65 JHA, Kanak USA 275
66 POWELL, David Australia 278
67 SAKA, Suraju Congo Brazzaville 280
68 YAN, Xin Australia 350
69 SHING, Yoshua Vanuata 591
70 WANG, Jianan Congo Brazzaville -


The draw for the Mens Singles took place on Wednesday 3 August 2016.

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