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Table tennis at the 1996 Summer Olympics


Table tennis at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Table tennis
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Georgia World Congress Center
Dates 20 July to 4 August 1996
Competitors 166 from 51 nations
Table tennis at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men   women

The table tennis competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics consisted of four events.


  • Medal table 1
  • Medal summary 2
  • Controversy 3
  • References 4

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 4 3 1 8
2  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 1 0 1
3  South Korea (KOR) 0 0 2 2
4  Germany (GER) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
 Liu Guoliang
China (CHN)
 Wang Tao
China (CHN)
 Jörg Roßkopf
Germany (GER)
Men's doubles
 Liu Guoliang
and Kong Linghui
China (CHN)
 Lü Lin
and Wang Tao
China (CHN)
 Lee Chul-Seung
and Yoo Nam-Kyu
South Korea (KOR)
Women's singles
 Deng Yaping
China (CHN)
 Chen Jing
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
 Qiao Hong
China (CHN)
Women's doubles
 Deng Yaping
and Qiao Hong
China (CHN)
 Liu Wei
and Qiao Yunping
China (CHN)
 Park Hae-Jung
and Ryu Ji-Hae
South Korea (KOR)


During the women's singles final match between the People's Republic of China and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), police arrested two Taiwanese spectators for waving the flag of the Republic of China, which has been banned at the Olympic games.[1]


  1. ^ " Taiwanese Spectators Arrested". The Washington Post. 08-01-1996. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  • Official Olympic Report
  • International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
  • "Table Tennis at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". 
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