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Table Tennis at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's Singles

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Galatsi Olympic Hall, Galatsi
Date Started: August 14, 2004
Date Finished: August 22, 2004
Format: Single-elimination tournament. Top 16 seeds advanced to round three. Seeds 17-32 advanced to round two.

Gold: CHN Zhang Yining
Silver: PRK Kim Hyang-Mi
Bronze: KOR Kim Gyeong-A

Summary

The favorite was the defending champion Wang Nan, who had also been World Champion in 1999, 2001, and 2003. At all three tounaments, she had defeated her teammate, Zhang Yining. But Wang was done in by the migration of her former teammates to other nations. In the quarter-finals she was defeated by Singapore’s Li Jia Wei, a former Chinese national team member, who gained revenge for her loss to Wang in the 2000 quarter-finals. Zhang had no such difficulties. In five matches she won 20 games and lost only two. Her opponent in the final was North Korean Kim Hyang-Mi, though opponent is used only loosely here. Kim was the sensation of the tournament as she had been ranked only 40th in the world prior to the Olympics, but in the final Zhang won four games in 26 minutes, 11-8, 11-7, 11-2, 11-2, the most lopsided final win in Olympic table tennis history. Wang and Zhang competed in doubles in Athina, and also won that gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Zhang Yining 22 China CHN Gold
2 Kim Hyang-Mi 24 North Korea PRK Silver
3 Kim Gyeong-A 27 South Korea KOR Bronze
4 Li Jia Wei 23 Singapore SIN
5T Tamara Boroš 32 Croatia CRO
5T Tie Ya Na 25 Hong Kong HKG
5T Zhang Xueling 21 Singapore SIN
5T Wang Nan 25 China CHN
9T Lau Sui Fei 23 Hong Kong HKG
9T Viktoriya Pavlovich 26 Belarus BLR
9T Kim Hyon-Hui 24 North Korea PRK
9T Ai Fukuhara 15 Japan JPN
9T Niu Jianfeng 23 China CHN
9T Ai Fujinuma 21 Japan JPN
9T Aya Umemura 27 Japan JPN
9T Adriana Năstase-Simion-Zamfir 32 Romania ROU
17T Chunli Li 42 New Zealand NZL
17T Svetlana Ganina 26 Russia RUS
17T Nanthana Komwong 23 Thailand THA
17T Marina Kravchenko 31 Israel ISR
17T Krisztina Tóth 30 Hungary HUN
17T Jing Jun Hong 35 Singapore SIN
17T Gao Jun 35 United States USA
17T Wenling Tan Monfardini 31 Italy ITA
17T Elke Schall-Wosik 31 Germany GER
17T Mihaela Şteff 25 Romania ROU
17T Lee Eun-Sil 27 South Korea KOR
17T Jia Liu 22 Austria AUT
17T Petra Cada 25 Canada CAN
17T Jie Schöpp 36 Germany GER
17T Lin Ling 26 Hong Kong HKG
17T Kim Yun-Mi 23 North Korea PRK
33T Tawny Banh 29 United States USA
33T Laura Negrisoli 29 Italy ITA
33T Nicole Struse 33 Germany GER
33T Otilia Bădescu 33 Romania ROU
33T Funke Oshonaike 28 Nigeria NGR
33T Silvija Erdelji 25 Serbia and Montenegro SCG
33T Miao Miao 23 Australia AUS
33T Huang I-Hua 20 Chinese Taipei TPE
33T Jian-Fang Lay 31 Australia AUS
33T Mária Fazekas 29 Hungary HUN
33T Jasna Fazlić-Reed 33 United States USA
33T Nieves Wu 24 Dominican Republic DOM
33T Csilla Bátorfi 35 Hungary HUN
33T Nikoleta Stefanova 20 Italy ITA
33T Zeina Shaban 16 Jordan JOR
33T Cecilia Otu Offiong 18 Nigeria NGR
49T Yun Ji-Hye 21 South Korea KOR
49T Fabiola Ramos 26 Venezuela VEN
49T Mouma Das 20 India IND
49T Arkhontoula Volakaki 25 Greece GRE
49T Berta Rodríguez 33 Chile CHI
49T Nesrine Ben Kahia 18 Tunisia TUN
49T Marisol Espineira 36 Peru PER
49T Leila Boucetta 17 Algeria ALG
49T Cornelia Vaida-Molnar 20 Croatia CRO
49T Manzura Inoyatova 19 Uzbekistan UZB
49T Renáta Štrbíková 25 Czech Republic CZE
49T Oksana Kushch-Fadeyeva 29 Russia RUS
49T Olfa Guenni 16 Tunisia TUN
49T Asma Menaifi 18 Algeria ALG
49T Izza Medina 22 Honduras HON
49T Lígia da Silva 23 Brazil BRA