2020 Olympic Games
Which players have qualified?

The 2020 Olympic Games are being held in Tokyo, Japan from the 25th July to 7th August, but which players have qualified for the table tennis events? Find out here...

 By Martin Hughes
 Owner and Editor

UPDATE
30 March 2020

The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) executive board have decided that the Tokyo Olympic Games will take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021.

These Olympics will still be called Tokyo 2020 despite taking place in 2021.

The Paralympic Games, originally due to start on 25 August 2020, will now take place between 24 August and 5 September 2021.

UPDATE
29 March 2020

The ITTF Executive Committee have decided that adjustments to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games qualification pathways will be worked on after the dates of the Games have been decided.

UPDATE
24 March 2020

In a joint statement made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, it was announced today that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021.

This decision was taken in light of the spread of COVID-19 worldwide and to best protect athletes, officials and fans alike.

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The 2020 Olympic Games - the Summer Olympics - are being held in Tokyo, Japan from the 25th July to 7th August 2020 and the table tennis events are being played at the Tokyo Metropolitan gymnasium.

The table tennis events (mixed doubles, women's singles, men's singles, women's team event, and men's team event), start on Saturday 25 July 2020 and finish on Friday 7 August 2020.

 

The number of athletes who can take part in the 2020 Olympic Games table tennis events is limited to 86 men and 86 women.

Therefore, teams and players have to qualify for the Games, and then they have to be approved and nominated by their National Olympic Committee (NOC), before their participation can be confirmed.

In addition, a maximum of three players, per gender, per NOC, can take part.

Each NOC can only have a maximum of three players (per gender) in the team events; two players (per gender) in the singles events; and one player (per gender) in the mixed doubles event.

So let's take a closer look at the qualification system for the table tennis events at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

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Qualification System for the 2020 Olympic Games

The Qualification System for the 2020 Olympics Games is very complicated, but in simple terms it's as follows.

  1. 16 teams (per gender) are available for the men's and women's team events, and these places are allocated before the singles or mixed doubles events, based on which teams performed best at their relevant qualification tournaments.

  2. 70 places (per gender) are available for the men's and women's singles events. 32 of these places are allocated to players in the team events, whilst the remaining 38 places are allocated based on which players performed best at their relevant qualification tournaments.

  3. 16 places (per gender) are available for the mixed doubles events.

So let's take a look at the teams who've qualified...

Men Players
Continental Qualifiers (6 teams)
via Continental Events
June-December 2019
1 Egypt (Africa) via 2019 All African Games
2 China (Asia) via 2019 Asian TT Championships
3 Germany (Europe) via 2019 European Games
4 Brazil (Latin America) via 2019 Latin American Team Qual.
5 USA (North America) via 2019 North American Team Qual.
6 Australia (Oceania) via 2019 Oceania Team Qual.
Host Team (1 team)
7 Japan
Qualified Teams (9 teams)

via 2020 World Team Qualification Event
Gondomar, Portugal
22-26 January 2020
8 Chinese Taipei
9 Croatia
10 France
11 Portugal
12 Serbia
13 Slovenia
14 South Korea
15 Sweden
16 Hong Kong China

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Women Players
Continental Qualifiers (6 teams)
via Continental Events
June-December 2019
1 Egypt (Africa) via 2019 All African Games
2 China (Asia) via 2019 Asian TT Championships
3 Germany (Europe) via 2019 European Games
4 Brazil (Latin America) via 2019 Latin American Team Qual.
5 USA (North America) via 2019 North American Team Qual.
6 Australia (Oceania) via 2019 Oceania Team Qual.
Host Team (1 team)
7 Japan
Qualified Teams (9 teams)

via 2020 World Team Qualification Event
Gondomar, Portugal
22-26 January 2020
8 Austria
9 Chinese Taipei
10 Hong Kong China
11 Hungary
12 North Korea
13 Poland
14 Romania
15 Singapore
16 South Korea

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Men Qualifiers for 2020 Olympic Games

A maximum of 86 men and 86 women can qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics table tennis events, and all players have to then be approved by their National Olympic Committee.

Maximum 2 players per National Olympic Committee (NOC)

Players (Men) NOC
Nominated by NOCs with a qualified team (32 players)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
Africa (4 players)

African Qualification Tournament
Tunis, Tunisia
27-29 Feb 2020
33 Ibrahima Diaw Senegal
34 Adam Hmam Tunisia
35 Olajide Omotayo Nigeria
36 Larbi Bouriah Algeria
Asia (6 players)

Western Asia Olympic Qualification Tournament (1 place)
Amman, Jordan
23-26 Feb 2020

Asian Qualification Tournament (4 places)
Bangkok, Thailand
6-12 April 2020
37 Ali Alkhadrawi (West) Saudi Arabia
38
39
40
41
42
Europe (6 players)

European Qualification Tournament
Moscow, Russia
8-12 April 2020
43
44
45
46
47
48
Latin America (4 players)

Latin American Qualification Tournament
Rosario, Argentina
15-19 April 2020
49
50
51
52
North America (1 player)

North American Qualification Tournament
Canada
7-8 March 2020
53 Eugene Wang Canada
Oceania (1 player)

Oceania Qualification Tournament
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
19-20 April 2020
54
Invitation (1 player)
31 May 2020
55
Final World Singles Qualifying Tournament (2-8 players)

Doha, Qatar
28-31 May 2020
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
ITTF World Ranking (1-13 players)
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
Mixed Doubles (16 players)
1 Patrick Franziska (with Petrissa Solja) Germany
2 Wong Chun Ting (with Doo Hoi Kem) Hong Kong China
3 Jun Mizutani (with Mima Ito) Japan
4 Xu Xin (with Liu Shiwen) China
5 Lin Yun-Ju (with Cheng I-Ching) Chinese Taipei
6 Omar Assar (with Dina Meshref) Egypt
7 Eugene Wang (with Mo Zhang) Canada
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

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Women Qualifiers for 2020 Olympic Games

Maximum 2 players per National Olympic Committee (NOC)

Players (Women) NOC
Nominated by NOCs with a qualified team (32 players)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
Africa (4 players)

African Qualification Tournament
Tunis, Tunisia
27-29 Feb 2020
33 Offiong Edem Nigeria
34 Fadwa Garci Tunisia
35 Olufunke Oshonaike Nigeria
36 Sarah Hanffou Cameroon
Asia (6 players)

Western Asia Olympic Qualification Tournament (1 place)
Amman, Jordan
23-26 Feb 2020

Asian Qualification Tournament (4 places)
Bangkok, Thailand
6-12 April 2020
37 Hend Zaza (West) Syria
38
39
40
41
42
Europe (6 players)

European Qualification Tournament
Moscow, Russia
8-12 April 2020
43
44
45
46
47
48
Latin America (4 players)

Latin American Qualification Tournament
Rosario, Argentina
15-19 April 2020
49
50
51
52
North America (1 player)

North American Qualification Tournament
Canada
7-8 March 2020
53 Mo Zhang Canada
Oceania (1 player)

Oceania Qualification Tournament
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
19-20 April 2020
54
Invitation (1 player)
31 May 2020
55
Final World Singles Qualifying Tournament (2-8 players)

Doha, Qatar
28-31 May 2020
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
ITTF World Ranking (1-13 players)
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
Mixed Doubles (16 pairs)
1 Petrissa Solja (with Patrick Franziska) Germany
2 Doo Hoi Kem (with Wong Chun Ting) Hong Kong China
3 Mima Ito (with Jun Mizutani) Japan
4 Liu Shiwen (with Xu Xin) China
5 Cheng I-Ching (with Lin Yun-Ju) Chinese Taipei
6 Dina Meshref (with Omar Assar) Egypt
7 Mo Zhang (with Eugene Wang) Canada
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

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