2012 World Team Table Tennis Championships

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The 2012 Liebherr World Team Table Tennis Championships were held at the Westfalenhallen in Dortmund, Germany from March 25 to April 1, 2012.[1] It was the 51st edition to be contested.[2] 120 men's teams and 92 women's teams were allocated to different divisions according to the final ranking of the previous World Team Table Tennis Championships and the ITTF World Team Rankings.[3][4][5] The winner of the first division, called the Championship Division, was crowned as the new champion.

To be eligible to have a team entered for the team events in 2012 Summer Olympics, the ITTF member association must have participated in the tournament.[6] The ranking of the 2012 Championships was taken into account for the Olympic qualification after the final world Olympic qualification tournament, which was held from May 10 to May 13.

Seeding[edit]

The Championship Division comprised 24 teams. The top 18 teams of the Championship Division at the 2010 World Team Championships were guaranteed a spot in the championship division.[5] The top two teams of the Second Division in 2010 automatically advanced to the Championship Division in 2012. The other four spots were announced according to the ITTF World Team Rankings published in February, 2012.

Qualification Men's team Women's team
Top eighteen in 2010[7]
Top two of the 2nd Division in 2010  Serbia
 Slovenia
 Sweden
 Turkey
ITTF World Team Rankings
(ranking in February)[8]
 France (12)
 Greece (16)
 Denmark (20)
 Slovakia (21)
 Czech Republic (14)
 Austria (19)
 Serbia (20)
 France (21)

Medal summary[edit]

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team
details
 China
Ma Long
Zhang Jike
Wang Hao
Xu Xin
Ma Lin
 Germany
Timo Boll
Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Patrick Baum
Bastian Steger
Christian Süß
 South Korea
Joo Se-Hyuk
Ryu Seung-Min
Oh Sang-Eun
Kim Min-Seok
Jung Young-Sik
 Japan
Jun Mizutani
Seiya Kishikawa
Koki Niwa
Kenji Matsudaira
Maharu Yoshimura
Women's team
details
 China
Ding Ning
Liu Shiwen
Guo Yan
Li Xiaoxia
Guo Yue
 Singapore
Feng Tianwei
Wang Yuegu
Li Jiawei
Sun Beibei
Yu Mengyu
 Hong Kong
Tie Ya Na
Jiang Huajun
Lee Ho Ching
Ng Wing Nam
Yu Kwok See
 South Korea
Kim Kyung-Ah
Dang Ye-Seo
Seok Ha-Jung
Yang Ha-Eun
Park Mi-Young

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 2 0 0 2
2  Germany 0 1 0 1
 Singapore 0 1 0 1
4  South Korea 0 0 2 2
5  Hong Kong 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 4 8

Results[edit]

Men's team[edit]

First Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
      China 3  
  Poland 1       Austria 0  
  Austria 3         China 3  
  Hong Kong 2         South Korea 0  
  Chinese Taipei 3       Chinese Taipei 1
      South Korea 3  
      China 3
      Germany 0
      Japan 3  
  Singapore 3       Singapore 1  
  Belarus 1         Japan 1
  Portugal 0         Germany 3     Third Place
  Sweden 3       Sweden 0     South Korea X
      Germany 3       Japan X
 
Position 9–12   Position 5–8
  Poland 1     Hong Kong 3     Austria 3     Austria 3
  Hong Kong 3       Belarus 1     Chinese Taipei 0       Sweden 1
  Belarus 3     Poland 1     Singapore 1     Chinese Taipei 3
  Portugal 1       Portugal 3     Sweden 3       Singapore 2

Women's team[edit]

First Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
      China 3  
  Poland 3       Poland 0  
  Romania 2         China 3  
  Netherlands 3         Hong Kong 1  
  Austria 1       Netherlands 0
      Hong Kong 3  
      China 3
      Singapore 0
      Japan 2  
  Hungary 0       South Korea 3  
  South Korea 3         South Korea 2
  Germany 3         Singapore 3     Third Place
  North Korea 1       Germany 2     Hong Kong X
      Singapore 3       South Korea X
 
Position 9–12   Position 5–8
  Romania 2     Austria 0     Poland 1     Netherlands 0
  Austria 3       North Korea 3     Netherlands 3       Japan 3
  Hungary 0     Romania 1     Japan 3     Poland 2
  North Korea 3       Hungary 3     Germany 0       Germany 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Competition schedule
  2. ^ "ITTF Calendar". ittf.com. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mens' Teams List". ittf.com. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Womens' Teams List". ittf.com. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "2012 World Team Playing System" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Qualification System – Games of the XXX Olympiad" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Final positions of the 2010 World Team Table Tennis Championships". ittf.com. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "ITTF World Team Ranking". ittf.com. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 

External links[edit]