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
2019 Latin American Qualification Event 1
2019 African Games 1
2019 Asian Qualification Event 1
2019 North American Qualification Event 1
2019 Oceania Tour 1
2020 World Team Qualification Event 9
Host Nation 1 Japan

Women’s Team

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 European Games 1
2019 Latin American Qualification Event 1
2019 African Games 1
2019 Asian Qualification Event 1
2019 North American Qualification Event 1
2019 Oceania Tour 1
2020 World Team Qualification Event 9
Host Nation 1 Japan

Men’s Singles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 European Games – Team 2
2019 Latin American Qualification Event – Team 2
2019 African Games – Team 2
2019 Asian Qualification Event – Team 2
2019 North American Qualification Event – Team 2
2019 Oceania Tour – Team 2
2020 World Team Qualification Event 18
Host Nation 2 Japan
Japan
2019 European Games – Singles 3
Latin American Qualification Event – Singles 4
2020 Africa Top 16 Cup 4
2020 Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 6
2020 European Olympic Qualification Tournament 3
2020 North American Qualification Event – Singles 1
2020 Oceania Qualification Event 1
2020 World Singles Olympic Qualifying Event 2 – 8
ITTF World Rankings 1 – 13
Tripartite Invitation 1

Women’s Singles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 European Games – Team 2
2019 Latin American Qualification Event – Team 2
2019 African Games – Team 2
2019 Asian Qualification Event – Team 2
2019 North American Qualification Event – Team 2
2019 Oceania Tour – Team 2
2020 World Team Qualification Event 18
Host Nation 2 Japan
Japan
2019 European Games – Singles 3
Latin American Qualification Event – Singles 4
2020 Africa Top 16 Cup 4
2020 Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 6
2020 European Olympic Qualification Tournament 3
2020 North American Qualification Event – Singles 1
2020 Oceania Qualification Event 1
2020 World Singles Olympic Qualifying Event 2 – 8
ITTF World Rankings 1 – 13
Tripartite Invitation 1

Mixed Doubles

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
2019 European Games 1
Latin American Qualification Event 1
2020 Africa Top 16 Cup 1
2020 Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 1
2020 North American Qualification Event 1
2020 Oceania Qualification Event 1
2019 World Tour Grand Finals 4
2020 World Tour 5
Host Nation 1 Japan