2016 Olympic Games
Womens Singles Seedings

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

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

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

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

The womens singles took place from Saturday 6 August to Wednesday 10 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 means that only two players per NOC are allowed in the singles event.


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Women's Singles Event - Seedings

Seeding Player (Family Name, Given Name) NOC World
1 DING, Ning China 2
2 FENG, Tianwei Singapore 4
3 LI, Xiaoxia China 5
4 ISHIKAWA, Kasumi Japan 6
5 HAN, Ying Germany 7
6 FUKUHARA, Ai Japan 8
7 CHENG, I-Ching Chinese Taipei 10
8 JEON, Jihee South Korea 11
9 YU, Mengyu Singapore 13
10 SOLJA, Petrissa Germany 15
11 LI, Jie Netherlands 17
12 SUH, Hyowon South Korea 18
13 DOO, Hoi Kem Hong Kong China 22
14 HU, Melek Turkey 23
15 LEE, Ho Ching Hong Kong China 24
16 LIU, Jia Austria 25
17 YU, Fu Portugal 28
18 SAMARA, Elizabeta Romania 29
19 LI, Qian Poland 30
20 LI, Jiao Netherlands 31
21 RI, Myong Sun North Korea 37
22 MIKHAILOVA, Polina Russia 38
23= CHEN, Szu-Yu Chinese Taipei 41
23= POTA, Georgina Hungary 41
25 LI, Fen Sweden 43
26 BILENKO, Tetyana Ukraine 49
27 KIM, Song I North Korea 50
28 SHEN, Yanfei Spain 51
29 EKHOLM, Matilda Sweden 52
30 LI, Xue France 53
31 SHAO, Jieni Portugal 54
32 POLCANOVA, Sofia Austria 55
33 PAVLOVICH, Viktoria Belarus 57
34 MONTEIRO-DODEAN, Daniela Romania 58
35 SAWETTABUT, Suthasini Thailand 59
36 GRZYBOWSKA-FRANC, Katarzyna Poland 60
37 VACENOVSKA, Iveta Czech Republic 65
38 NI, Xia Lian Luxembourg 66
39 BALAZOVA, Barbora Slovak Republic 69
40 KOMWONG, Nanthana Thailand 72
41 DOLGIKH, Maria Russia 75
42 MATELOVA, Hana Czech Republic 81
43 ODOROVA, Eva Slovak Republic 88
44 DIAZ, Adriana Puerto Rica 89
45 LOVAS, Petra Hungary 90
46 DVORAK, Galia Spain 92
47 PRIVALOVA, Alexandra Belarus 93
48 ZHANG, Lily USA 101
49 ZHANG, Mo Canada 109
50 MESHREF, Dina Egypt 110
51 KUMAHARA, Caroline Brazil 120
52 BATRA, Manika India 127
53 LAY, Jian Fang Australia 128
54 SILVA, Yadira Mexico 134
55 GUI, Lin Brazil 139
56 WU, Yue USA 146
57 DAS, Mouma India 150
58 HAN, Xing Congo Brazzaville 161
59= EL-DAWLATLY, Nadeen Egypt 211
59= RUANO, Lady Colombia 211
61 ARVELO, Gremlis Venezuela 219
62 EDEM, Offiong Nigeria 220
63 OSHONAIKE, Olufunke Nigeria 241
64 SHAHSAVARI, Neda Iran 282
65 LARIBA, Ian Philippines 325
66 TAPPER, Melissa Australia 341
67 SAIDANI, Safa Tunisia 451
68 SAHAKIAN, Mariana Lebanon 540
69 ALLEJJI, Heba Syria 702
70 YEE, Sally Fiji 784


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


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