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See You in Tokyo: ITTF Announces Teams Confirmed

(by Steve Hopkins)

The ITTF announced the teams for the Tokyo Olympics.  Ninety three players will take part with 16 men’s teams and 15 women’s teams ready to compete.

China leads the way in the Men’s event with Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin, and Ma Long (World No. 1, 2, and 3).  Japan will have Harimoto, Niwa and Mizutani.  Germany will have Boll, Ovtcharov, and Franzisca.  The USA will compete with Kanak Jha, Nikhil Kumar, and Zhou Xin.

China leads the Women’s event as well with Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, and Liu Shiwen (all three having been World No. 1).  Japan will be the second seed with Mima Ito, Kasumi Ishikawa, and Miu Hirano.  Team USA’s entry consists of Lily Zhang, Liu Juan, and Wang Hujing.

Check out the ITTF article here.

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Men’s Team

Africa (1)

Egypt                                Omar Assar, Ahmed Saleh, Khalid Assar

Asia (5)

China                                Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin

Japan                                Tomokazu Harimoto, Koki Niwa, Jun Mizutani

Korea Republic              Youngsik Jeong, Woojin Jang, Sangsu Lee

Chinese Taipei               Lin Yun-Ju, Chuang Chih-Yuan, Chen Chien-An

Hong Kong, China        Wong Chun Ting, Lam Siu Hang, Ho Kwan Kit

Europe (7)

Germany                         Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Timo Boll, Patrick Franziska

Slovenia                          Jorgic Darko, Tokic Bojan, Kozul Deni

Croatia                            Andrej Gacina, Tomislav Pucar, Frane Kojic

Sweden                            Mattias Falck, Anton Kallberg, Kristian Karlsson

France                              Simon Gauzy, Emmanuel Lebesson, Alexandre Cassin

Portugal                          Marcos Freitas, Tiago Apolonia, Joao Monteiro

Serbia                              Aleksandar Karakasevic, Zsolt Peto, Marko Jevtovic

Latin America (1)

Brazil                                Hugo Calderano, Gustavo Tsuboi, Vitor Ishiy

North America (1)

USA                                   Kanak Jha, Nikhil Kumar, Zhou Xin

Oceania (1)

Australia                         David Powell, Yan Xin, tbc

Women’s Team

Asia (6)

China                                Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, Liu Shiwen

Japan                                Mima Ito, Kasumi Ishikawa, Miu Hirano

Hong Kong, China        Doo Hoi Kem, Soo Wai Yam Minnie, Lee Ho Ching

Singapore                       Feng Tianwei, Yu Mengyu, Lin Ye

Chinese Taipei               Cheng I-Ching, Chen Szu-Yu, Cheng Hsien-Tzu

Korea Republic              Jeon Jihee, Shin Yubin, Choi Hyojoo

Europe (5)

Germany                         Petrissa Solja, Han Ying, Shan Xiaona

Austria                             Sofia Polcanova, Liu Jia, Liu Yuan

Poland                             Li Qian, Natalia Partyka, Natalia Bajor

Hungary                           Dora Madarasz, Georgina Pota, Szandra Pergel

Romania                          Elizabeta Samara, Bernadette Szocs, Daniela Dodean Monteiro

Africa (1)

Egypt                                Dina Meshref, Yousra Helmy, Farah Abdel-Aziz

North America (1)

USA                                   Lily Zhang, Liu Juan, Wang Huijing

Latin America (1)

Brazil                                Bruna Takahashi, Jessica Yamada, Caroline Kumahara

Oceania (1)

Australia                          Michelle Bromley, Stephanie Sang, tbc

 

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