With the cancellation of the Oceania table tennis qualifier, the quotas reserved for the men’s and women’s singles and mixed doubles have been reallocated. According to the qualification document the highest ranked eligible athlete/pair in the May 2021 rankings in each event qualified to the Olympics.
The mixed doubles quota was obtained by Australia’s Heming Hu and Melissa Tapper. As Australia is qualified in the men’s and women’s team, both athletes will be obligated to compete in that event as well.
The men’s singles quota is currently given to New Zealand’s Dean Shu, but with the nation historically declining continental table tennis quotas, there is a chance the same may occur here. Should New Zealand decline the quota it would be reallocated to the next highest ranked nation, specifically Vanuatu’s Yoshua Shing.
Update – May 5th 2021: New Zealand has officially declined the quota, the men’s single quota will now be given to Shing.
Vanuatu won’t have to wait that long to know whether or not they qualified in table tennis as Priscilla Tommy is the highest ranked eligible athlete in the women’s singles and has thus earned a quota to compete for her nation.
The remaining singles and mixed doubles quotas will be determined based on the June 2021 Olympic Rankings.