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Table Tennis at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Singles

Table Tennis at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Riocentro – Pavilion 3, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 10, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament. Top 16 seeds advanced to round three. Seeds 17-32 advanced to round two.

Gold: CHN Ding Ning
Silver: CHN Li Xiaoxia
Bronze: PRK Kim Song-I

Summary

For the singles qualification, the world ranking list was used with a maximum of two players per nation. Players who did not participate in any of the qualification tournaments were eliminated from the list. The 22 best players qualified for Rio with 40 more places being awarded to players from continental qualification tournaments. These included six players each from both Africa and Latin America, 11 each from Asia and Europe, and three each from both North America and Oceania. The remaining eight players received wild card entries, including players from the host nation.

In Rio, the 12 lowest ranked players on the world ranking took part in a preliminary round with six progressing to the first round and they were then joined by the players ranked 33-70 on the word list. In the second round the first round winners met players 17-32 in the world rankings, and It was not until the third round that the world’s 16 best ranked players joined the tournament and further elimination matches took place.

All matches were played to the best-of seven, with the first to win four sets taking the match. Netherlands’ [Jiao Li] was the eldest player at the age of 43 years, and [Sally Yee] from the Fiji Islands was the youngest at 15 years of age. [Ding Ning] won the gold medal in a very close final against her team-mate [Li Xiaoxia], by four sets to three: 11-9, 5-11, 14-12, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7. Prior to the final, Ding Ning had lost only one set in the entire competition, losing the second set of her semi-final against Kim Song-I of North Korea.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ding Ning 26 China CHN Gold
2 Li Xiaoxia 28 China CHN Silver
3 Kim Song-I 21 North Korea PRK Bronze
4 Ai Fukuhara 27 Japan JPN
5T Ying Han 33 Germany GER
5T Yu Mengyu 26 Singapore SGP
5T Cheng I-Ching 24 Chinese Taipei TPE
5T Feng Tian Wei 29 Singapore SGP
9T Hoi Kem Doo 19 Hong Kong HKG
9T Xue Li 31 France FRA
9T Jeon Ji-Hee 23 South Korea KOR
9T Chen Szu-Yu 23 Chinese Taipei TPE
9T Lee Ho Ching 23 Hong Kong HKG
9T Suh Hyo-Won 29 South Korea KOR
9T Ri Myong-Sun 24 North Korea PRK
9T Jia Liu 34 Austria AUT
17T Elizabeta Samara 27 Romania ROU
17T Georgina Póta 31 Hungary HUN
17T Jie Li 32 Netherlands NED
17T Nanthana Komwong 35 Thailand THA
17T Matilda Ekholm 34 Sweden SWE
17T Jian-Fang Lay 43 Australia AUS
17T Melek Hu 27 Turkey TUR
17T Kasumi Ishikawa 23 Japan JPN
17T Fen Li 39 Sweden SWE
17T Tetiana Sorochynska-Bilenko 32 Ukraine UKR
17T Lily Zhang 20 United States USA
17T Viktoriya Pavlovich 38 Belarus BLR
17T Daniela Monteiro Dodean 28 Romania ROU
17T Petrissa Solja 22 Germany GER
17T Jiao Li 43 Netherlands NED
17T Xia Lian Ni 53 Luxembourg LUX
33T Gui Lin 22 Brazil BRA
33T Mo Zhang 27 Canada CAN
33T Adriana Díaz 15 Puerto Rico PUR
33T Fu Yu 37 Portugal POR
33T Jennifer Wu 26 United States USA
33T Sofia Polcanova 21 Austria AUT
33T Aleksandra Privalova 28 Belarus BLR
33T Katarzyna Grzybowska-Franc 27 Poland POL
33T Barbora Balážová 24 Slovakia SVK
33T Iveta Vacenovská 30 Czech Republic CZE
33T Jieni Shao 22 Portugal POR
33T Polina Mikhaylova 29 Russia RUS
33T Qian Li 30 Poland POL
33T Petra Lovas 36 Hungary HUN
33T Suthasini Sawettabut 21 Thailand THA
33T Yanfei Shen 36 Spain ESP
49T Galia Dvorak 28 Spain ESP
49T Hana Matelová 26 Czech Republic CZE
49T Funke Oshonaike 40 Nigeria NGR
49T Dina Meshref 22 Egypt EGY
49T Eva Ódorová 36 Slovakia SVK
49T Mariya Dolgikh 29 Russia RUS
49T Neda Shahsavari 29 Iran IRI
49T Manika Batra 21 India IND
49T Yadira Silva 30 Mexico MEX
49T Lady Ruano 35 Colombia COL
49T Gremlis Arvelo 19 Venezuela VEN
49T Offiong Edem 29 Nigeria NGR
49T Mouma Das 32 India IND
49T Nadeen El-Dawlatly 23 Egypt EGY
49T Xing Han 26 Congo (Brazzaville) CGO
49T Caroline Kumahara 21 Brazil BRA
65T Mariana Sahakian 38 Lebanon LIB
65T Safa Saidani 26 Tunisia TUN
65T Heba Allejji 19 Syria SYR
65T Sally Yee 15 Fiji FIJ
65T Ian Lariba 21 Philippines PHI
65T Melissa Tapper 26 Australia AUS