Table tennis at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics

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Table tennis at the
2010 Summer Youth Olympics
Table tennis pictogram.svg
Events
Singles Men Women
Team                   Mixed

The table tennis competition at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics took place in Singapore Indoor Stadium between 21–26 August, with training hall set in National University of Singapore (NUS).[1][2] 64 athletes composed of 32 boys and 32 girls at the age between 14 to 16 (born between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1995) competed in different events of Men's Singles and Women's Singles.[3] Further, each athlete paired with another athlete of the opposite sex participated in Mixed Team event. Each team match consisted of the best of three matches. The Women's Singles was played first, followed by Men's Singles and Mixed Doubles.

Qualifiers[edit]

Singles[edit]

A total of 64 athletes qualified mainly from tournaments including ITTF Cadet Challenge, five ITTF Junior Circuit events, and five continental qualification tournaments (Africa, Asia, Europe, Pan America, Oceania).[3][4] The others qualified from ITTF under 15 world ranking and the host National Olympic Committee (NOC). The maximum number of athletes per NOC was one man and one woman.

Event (Qualifiers) Date Location Qualifiers
Men's Singles Women's Singles
ITTF Cadet Challenge (4) October 19–25, 2009 Japan Tokyo China Yin Hang (cancelled)
Japan Koki Niwa
France Simon Gauzy
Sweden Hampus Soderlund
Tunisia Adem Hmam (reallocated)
South Korea Yang Ha-Eun
Japan Ayuka Tanioka
Romania Bernadette Szocs
Thailand Sutashini Sawetabut
African Qualification Tournament (2) November 21–23, 2009 Egypt Cairo Egypt Bedair Omar
Nigeria Ojo Onalaopo
Egypt Dina Mesheref
Algeria Islem Laid
ITTF U-15 World Ranking (4) December 31, 2009 - Chinese Taipei Hung Tzu-Hsiang
South Korea Kim Dong-Hyun
Hong Kong Chiu Chung Hei
Russia Phillip Kumiov (rejected)
Czech Republic Ondrej Bajger (reallocated)
China Gu Yuting
Germany Petrissa Solja
Russia Yana Noskova
Singapore Isabelle Siyun LI
Pan American Qualification Tournament (3) February 1–3, 2010 El Salvador San Salvador Brazil Jouti Eric
Ecuador Rodrigo Tapia
Argentina Pablo Saragovi
United States Ariel Hsing
Brazil Caroline Kumahara
Puerto Rico Carelyn Cordero
ITTF Specific Tournament (1) February 6–7, 2010 Bahrain Manama Belgium Emilien Vanrossomme Netherlands Britt Eerland
ITTF Specific Tournament (1) February 14–15, 2010 Egypt Cairo Italy Leornado Mutti Moldova Sofia Polcanova (rejected)
United Kingdom Alice Loveridge (reallocated)
ITTF Specific Tournament (1) March 23–24, 2010 Italy Lignano Hungary Tamas Lakatos France Celine Pang
Oceanian Qualification Tournament (1) April 1, 2010 New Zealand Auckland New Zealand Kevin Wu New Zealand Julia Wu
Asian Qualification Tournament (4) April 2–4, 2010 Thailand Bangkok North Korea Kim Kwang-Song
Sri Lanka Hasintha Arsa Marakkala
India Avik Das
Uzbekistan Elmurod Holikov
North Korea Kim Song-I
Hong Kong Ng Ka Yee
Chinese Taipei Huang Hsin
India Mallika Bhandarkar
ITTF Specific Qualification Tournament (1) April 10, 2010 New Zealand Auckland Thailand Tanapol Santiwattanatarm Australia Lily Phan
European Qualification Tournament (4) April 16–18, 2010 Italy Novara Poland Konrad Kulpa
Croatia Luka Fucek
Austria Stefan Leitgeb
Netherlands Koen Hageraats
Croatia Mateja Jeger
Moldova Olga Bliznet
Slovenia Alekseja Galič
Hungary Mercedes Nagyvaradi
ITTF Specific Qualification Tournament (1) April 24–25, 2010 Venezuela Valencia Germany Florian Wagner Belarus Katsiaryna Baravok
Host Country Representation (1) - - Singapore Clarence Chew Qualified in previous tournament
Unused Quota of Host Country Representation (replacement) - - Quota used Portugal Maria Xiao
NOC Universality Places (4) - - El Salvador Luis Mejia
Malawi Patrick Massah
Mauritius Warren Li Kam Wa
Paraguay Axel Gavilan
Republic of the Congo Jolie Mafuta Ivoso
San Marino Letizia Giardi
Sri Lanka Nuwani G. Vithange
Guyana Adielle Roshuevel
TOTAL 32 32

Mixed team[edit]

Qualified athletes from the same NOC teamed up first (17 teams).[5][6] The remaining players formed continental mixed teams as a second option (2 African teams, 6 European teams, 3 Pan American teams), and an intercontinental team was the last consideration (4 teams).

Seed Team Female athlete Male athlete
1  Japan (JPN)  Ayuka Tanioka (JPN)  Koki Niwa (JPN)
2  South Korea (KOR)  Yang Ha-Eun (KOR)  Kim Dong-Hyun (KOR)
3 Europe 1  Bernadette Szocs (ROU)  Hampus Soderlund (SWE)
4 Intercontinental 1  Gu Yuting (CHN)  Adem Hmam (TUN)
5  Germany (GER)  Petrissa Solja (GER)  Florian Wagner (GER)
6  Hong Kong (HKG)  Ng Ka Yee (HKG)  Chiu Chung Hei (HKG)
7  Chinese Taipei (TPE)  Huang Hsin (TPE)  Hung Tzu-Hsiang (TPE)
8  France (FRA)  Celine Pang (FRA)  Simon Gauzy (FRA)
9  Singapore (SIN)  Isabelle Siyun LI (SIN)  Clarence Chew (SIN)
10  Croatia (CRO)  Mateja Jeger (CRO)  Luka Fucek (CRO)
11 Europe 2  Maria Xiao (POR)  Emilien Vanrossomme (BEL)
12  Thailand (THA)  Sutashini Sawetabut (THA)  Tanapol Santiwattanatarm (THA)
13  Egypt (EGY)  Dina Mesheref (EGY)  Bedair Omar (EGY)
14  Netherlands (NED)  Britt Eerland (NED)  Koen Hageraats (NED)
15  Hungary (HUN)  Mercedes Nagyvaradi (HUN)  Tamas Lakatos (HUN)
16 Pan America 1  Ariel Hsing (USA)  Axel Gavilan (PAR)
17 Europe 3  Alice Loveridge (GBR)  Leornado Mutti (ITA)
18  Brazil (BRA)  Caroline Kumahara (BRA)  Jouti Eric (BRA)
19 Europe 4  Olga Bliznet (MDA)  Konrad Kulpa (POL)
20 Europe 5  Katsiaryna Baravok (BLR)  Ondrej Bajger (CZE)
21  North Korea (PRK)  Kim Song-I (PRK)  Kim Kwang-Song (PRK)
22 Intercontinental 2  Yana Noskova (RUS)  Elmurod Holikov (UZB)
23 Pan America 2  Carelyn Cordero (PUR)  Pablo Saragovi (ARG)
24  India (IND)  Mallika Bhandarkar (IND)  Avik Das (IND)
25 Europe 6  Alekseja Galič (SLO)  Stefan Leitgeb (AUT)
26 Africa 1  Islem Laid (ALG)  Ojo Onalaopo (NGR)
27 Intercontinental 3  Lily Phan (AUS)  Luis Mejia (ESA)
28  Sri Lanka (SRI)  Nuwani G. Vithange (SRI)  Hasintha Arsa Marakkala (SRI)
29  New Zealand (NZL)  Julia Wu (NZL)  Kevin Wu (NZL)
30 Pan America 3  Adielle Roshuevel (GUY)  Rodrigo Tapia (ECU)
31 Intercontinental 4  Letizia Giardi (SMR)  Patrick Massah (MAW)
32 Africa 2  Jolie Mafuta Ivoso (CGO)  Warren Li Kam Wa (MRI)

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 2 0 0 2
2  China (CHN) 1 0 0 1
3  South Korea (KOR) 0 1 1 2
4  Singapore (SIN) 0 1 0 1
5  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 1 0 1
6  France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
- Mixed-NOC team 0 0 1 1
Total 3 3 3 9

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
 Koki Niwa
Japan (JPN)
 Hung Tzu-Hsiang
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
 Simon Gauzy
France (FRA)
Women's singles
details
 Gu Yuting
China (CHN)
 Isabelle Li Siyun
Singapore (SIN)
 Yang Ha-Eun
South Korea (KOR)
Mixed team
details
 Japan (JPN)
Ayuka Tanioka
Koki Niwa
 South Korea (KOR)
Yang Ha-Eun
Kim Dong-Hyun
Intercontinental 1
 Gu Yuting (CHN)
 Adem Hmam (TUN)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Webpage for 2010 First Youth Olympic Games at ITTF.com". ittf.com. ITTF. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Specific Rules for 2010 Youth Olympic Games" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Qualification System for the First Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Players Qualified for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore" (PDF). ITTF. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "YOG Clothing and Composition of Teams" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Teams Seeding List of Youth Olympic Games 2010" (PDF). ITTF. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010.