Table Tennis Qualification

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of 6 athletes (3 men and 3 women) with a maximum of two athletes per individual event and one team in the mixed and team events. As hosts, Japan will be given the maximum quota should they fail to qualify while 2 quotas (1 man and 1 woman), will be decided by the Tripartite Commission. The remaining quotas will be decided through various continental and world events and through the world rankings.

Nations which qualified a team will automatically qualify two athletes to compete in the individual events while nations which qualified both in mixed doubles and the team event must select the same athlete to compete in both events.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Team

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 European Games 1 Germany
2019 African Games 1 Egypt
2019 Asian Championships 1 China
2019 North American Qualification Event 1 United States
2019 Latin American Qualification Event 1 Brazil
2019 Oceania Qualification Event 1 Australia
2020 World Team Qualification Event
Stage 1
8 Chinese Taipei
Croatia
France
Portugal
Serbia
Slovenia
South Korea
Sweden
2020 World Team Qualification Event
Stage 2
1 Hong Kong
Host Nation 1 Japan

Women’s Team

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 European Games 1 Germany
2019 African Games 1 Egypt
2019 Asian Championships 1 China
2019 North American Qualification Event 1 United States
2019 Latin American Qualification Event 1 Brazil
2019 Oceania Qualification Event 1 Australia
2020 World Team Qualification Event
Stage 1
8 Austria
Chinese Taipei
Hong Kong
Hungary
North Korea
Poland
Romania
Singapore
2020 World Team Qualification Event
Stage 2
1 South Korea
Host Nation 1 Japan

Men’s Singles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 European Games (Team) 2 Germany
Germany
2019 African Games 2 Egypt
Egypt
2019 Asian Championships 2 China
China
2019 North American Qualification Event 2 United States
United States
2019 Latin American Qualification Event 2 Brazil
Brazil
2019 Oceania Qualification Event 2 Australia
Australia
2020 World Team Qualification Event
Stage 1
16 Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
Croatia
Croatia
France
France
Portugal
Portugal
Serbia
Serbia
Slovenia
Slovenia
South Korea
South Korea
Sweden
Sweden
2020 World Team Qualification Event
Stage 2
2 Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Host Nation 2 Japan
Japan
2019 European Games (Singles) 1 Denmark
2019 Pan American Games 0 Not Allocated
2020 West Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 Saudi Arabia
2020 Africa Qualification Event 4 Algeria
Nigeria
Senegal
Tunisia
2020 North American Qualification Event 1 Canada
2021 Central Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 Iran
2021 East Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 Mongolia
2021 South Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 India
2021 Southeast Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 Singapore
Asian World Rankings 1 India
2021 Latin American Qualification Event 4
2021 European Olympic Qualification Tournament 5
2021 Oceania Qualification Event 1
2021 World Singles Olympic Qualifying Event 4 Czech Republic
Hungary
Russia
Slovakia
ITTF World Rankings 1 – 13
Tripartite Invitation 1

Women’s Singles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 European Games (Team) 2 Germany
Germany
2019 African Games 2 Egypt
Egypt
2019 Asian Championships 2 China
China
2019 North American Qualification Event 2 United States
United States
2019 Latin American Qualification Event 2 Brazil
Brazil
2019 Oceania Qualification Event 2 Australia
Australia
2020 World Team Qualification Event
Stage 1
16 Austria
Austria
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hungary
Hungary
North Korea
North Korea
Poland
Poland
Romania
Romania
Singapore
Singapore
2020 World Team Qualification Event
Stage 2
2 South Korea
South Korea
Host Nation 2 Japan
Japan
2019 European Games (Singles) 2 Luxembourg
Portugal
2019 Pan American Games 1 Puerto Rico
2020 West Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 Syria
2020 Africa Qualification Event 4 Cameroon
Nigeria
Nigeria
Tunisia
2020 North American Qualification Event 1 Canada
2021 Central Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 Kazakhstan
2021 East Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 Mongolia
2021 South Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 India
2021 Southeast Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 Thailand
Asian World Rankings 1 India
2021 Latin American Qualification Event 3
2021 European Olympic Qualification Tournament 4
2021 Oceania Qualification Event 1
2021 World Singles Olympic Qualifying Event 5 Monaco
Netherlands
Russia
Sweden
Thailand
ITTF World Rankings 1 – 13
Tripartite Invitation 1

Mixed Doubles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 European Games 1 Germany
2020 Africa Qualification Event 1 Egypt
2020 North American Qualification Event 1 Canada
2021 Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 India
2021 Latin American Qualification Event 1
2021 Oceania Qualification Event 1
2019 World Tour Grand Finals 4 China
Chinese Taipei
Hong Kong
Japan
2020 World Tour – German Open 2 0 Qualified Above
2020 World Tour – Qatar Open 2 0 Qualified Above
2021 World Tour – TBA 1
Host Nation 1 0 Qualified Above
Reallocation – Olympic Rankings 5