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    • Ma Long

      1,252 62.57%
    • Zhang Jike

      517 25.84%
    • Dimitirj Ovtcharov

      61 3.05%
    • Jun Mizutani

      22 1.10%
    • Chuang Chih Yuan

      5 0.25%
    • Wong Chun Ting

      6 0.30%
    • Vladimir Samsonov

      74 3.70%
    • Jeoung Youngsik

      13 0.65%
    • Marcos Freitas

      28 1.40%
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      Rio Olympics 2016 (Singles Event)

      --Official Topic For The Singles Event at the Rio Olympics--

      Olympic Games 2016, 06 Aug 2016 - 17 Aug 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      The most prestigious table tennis event of the year is just around the corner, the Rio Olympics which will see matches take place on the 6th August in the Riocentro Pavillion 3 in Barra de Tijuca. The Olympics is once every four years and is a once in a lifetime experience for players and fans across the world. 2015 World Champion Ma Long leads the men's singles standings followed by London 2012 Olympic Champion Zhang Jike. What a show this is going to be!

      Main Draw

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      China's Ma Long, the World #1 has entered the Rio Olympics as the #1 seed.


      Ma Long no.1 seed - Photo by: ITTF Flickr


      Men's Singles Seeds


      Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov enters the Rio Olympics as the #3 seed - Photo by: ITTF Flickr

      01) Ma Long
      02) Zhang Jike
      03) Dimitrij Ovtcharov
      04) Jun Mizutani
      05) Chuang Chih Yuan
      06) Wong Chun Ting
      07) Vladimir Samsonov
      08) Jeoung Youngsik
      09) Marcos Freitas
      10) Timo Boll
      11) Lee Sang Su
      12) Tang Peng
      13) Tiago Apolonia
      14) Simon Gauzy
      15) Koki Niwa
      16) Andrej Gacina
      17) Stefan Fegerl
      18) Alexander Shibaev
      19) Panagiotis Gionis
      20) Kristian Karlsson
      21) Li Ping
      22) Par Gerell
      23) Jonathon Groth
      24) Emmanuel Lebesson
      25) Chen Chien An
      26) Gao Ning
      27) Quadri Aruna
      28) Omar Assar
      29) Kou lei
      30) Li Ahmet


      Women Singles Seeds


      China's Ding Ding enters the Rio Olympics as the #1 seed - Photo by: AP/Sergei Grits

      01) Ding Ning
      02) Feng Tianwei
      03) Li Xiaoxia
      04) Kasumi Ishikawa
      05) Ai Fukuhara
      06) Han Ying
      07) Jeon Jihee
      08) Cheng I-Ching
      09) Yu Mengyu
      10) Petrissa Solja
      11) Seo Hyowon
      12) Li Jie
      13) Doo Hoi Kem
      14) Hu Melek
      15) Lee Ho Ching
      16) Liu Jia
      17) Yu Fu
      18) Eliabeta Samara
      19) Li Qian
      20) Li Jiao
      21) Ri Myong Sun
      22) Polina Mikhailova
      23) Chen Szu Yu
      24) Georgina Pota
      25) Li Fen
      26) Tetyana Bilenko
      27) Yanfel Shen
      28) Matilda Ekholm
      29) Jieni Shao
      30) Li Xue


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      Schedule

      06th August: The Singles Preliminary stages + 1st round matches
      07th August: The Singles 2nd and 3rd round
      08th August: The Singles 3rd and 4th round
      09th August: The Singles Quarter Final Stages
      10th August: The Womens Singles Semi Finals, bronze and gold medal match
      11th August: The Mens Singles Semi Finals, bronze and gold medal match
      12th August: The team event for the Rio Olympics Table Tennis Event begins.

      Competition Schedule

      Live streaming links coming soon...

      Players are now beginning to head to the Olympic Village in Rio. Since London 2012, the best players from all around the globe have been training and preparing intensively. Over the last few months many of the World Tours have been full with top players participating, gaining that final preparation for the ultimate event! The big question, will we see a Ma Long versus Zhang Jike final? Can London 2012 bronze medalist Dimitrij Ovtcharov go one step further and reach the final of the Rio Olympics? Germany's Timo Boll is finding peak performance having won last weeks European Test Event for the Games. Japan's Jun Mizutani comes in at number 4 seed and will be looking to go all the way. In the women's singles Ding Ning leads the seedings followed closely by Feng Tianwi and Li Xiaoxia. Its all to play for!

      A fantastic event to follow, be sure to get involved on the TTD discussions!

      We can use this topic as a means to display all the latest results, videos and news from this prestigious Rio Olympics! What are your predictions from each event.

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      I want to see my main man Samsonov take gold. Probably gonna be Ma Long, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, and I'm want to say Zhang Jike taking home medals.

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      Is there a way to attach the second poll with women's title? I think that the real intrigue will be there: Li Xiaoxia had recovered from injuries and Ding Ning is very strong as well, that will be a massive showdown.

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      I am following Samsonov and he is the reason why i will watch rio games.

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      Same here dirtyD, I am following the same man in this big event.

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      Isn't this where Dan comes along and starts a TTD giveaway to the person who guesses the top 3 of each event?
      Or is it a done deal with odds on favourites.
      Let's wait in hope, I'm keeping my choices under wraps ????!

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      I think Ma Long and Ding Ning will win. It's their time to shine!

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      The draw should be very interesting. It is quite obvious that Ma Long and ZJK cannot meet before final, but other players are very crutial. If Dima is going to be in the same half with ZJK everything can happen. I am going to say that the only trouble for Ma Long can be ZJK if he reaches the final. He already lost to Ovtcharov, Chuang, Samsonov, Fegerl and Chen chien an. So it will be really interesting how the other half will be build.

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      Samsonov will win!!!

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      The China team are heading to Rio!



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      Team CHINA are ready for Rio!


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      I love to see Xu Xin play with those glasses on.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TurboZ View Post
      I love to see Xu Xin play with those glasses on.
      That would be cool, he would still win all his games

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      Who do you guys think is likely to win the bronze medal?

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      After watching Xu Xin beat ML in the Korean open, I think that Xu would have a
      serious chance at giving ML a nasty game if it came to it. Xu is in great shape. Much better than ZJK in my opinion.

      What I wonder is at the Olympics, is this a time to try new
      things to put your opponents off or will everyone play their normal, predictable game but try
      to play it better than usual?

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      No bold predictions on my side

      MA Long for gold. I think ZJK will underperform in line with recent results he's much less fit than he used to be. For the other two medals it depends on the draw I think Wong Chuting and Gauzy could surprise. Mizutani seems to lack a bit off confidence. Ovtcharov Bill and Samsonov seem out of form.

      Women's final should be DING Ning vs LI Xiaoxia if they're seeded 1 and 2. Ishikawa was performing badly recently but I think she'll recover in time. Intrinsically I think apart from the Chinese she's the best as FENG is getting too old. CHENG from Taipei is the rising player to watch.

      Ding Ning vs LI Xiaoxia I think LI wins. Ding is stronger player overall but between those two maybe advantage to LI as she knows how to beat Ding

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      Team event
      China for the two gold medals. Depending on the draw, Korea could get Silver if they avoid China before. Portugal will be strong , Taipei will be there, I don't like Koki Niwa but Japan should make it

      Women's I think unfortunately Japan may underperform as they have too much home media pressure. Individual results have been mediocre recently for Ishikawa and even worse for Fukuhara. Ito has too many ups and downs. All Asian teams are strong , both Korea's , china's satellites Singapore Hong Kong and Taiwan. And let me call Netherlands an Asian team as well... It's quite open
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      The semifinal seeds are probably ma long vs mizutani and zhang jike vs ovtcharov. Boll is on good form right now and recovered well from his injury in wtttc, he managed to beat ovtcharov to a olympic preparation tournament so I wouldnt count him out so easily. There is always vladi who can pose a threat and dont forget that dima never had a top performance (like the one in tokyo against ZJK) in any single world competition yet

      In 2011 he lost to boll in 2013 to baum in 2015 to lee sang su who is also a threat for everyone. His only exquisit performances are in 2013 world cup and 2014 wtttc so it will be really exciting if dima really manages to achieve a break through in these olympics

      The thing that makes me somehow uninterested & bored is that if dima beats ZJK in the semifinal, I dont think he can do the same thing in the final against ma long so the final will be one sided and boring. On the other hand europe players will start to build confidence more if they see another fellow achieving a top class performance against the chinese
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ilia Minkin View Post
      Is there a way to attach the second poll with women's title? I think that the real intrigue will be there: Li Xiaoxia had recovered from injuries and Ding Ning is very strong as well, that will be a massive showdown.
      Good question, there isn't currently but we will look into it Ilia.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ardenhouse165 View Post
      Isn't this where Dan comes along and starts a TTD giveaway to the person who guesses the top 3 of each event?
      Or is it a done deal with odds on favourites.
      Let's wait in hope, I'm keeping my choices under wraps ????!
      Haha! We will launch a competition shortly. Looking forward to seeing your choices Ardenhouse

      Quote Originally Posted by Sali View Post
      The draw should be very interesting. It is quite obvious that Ma Long and ZJK cannot meet before final, but other players are very crutial. If Dima is going to be in the same half with ZJK everything can happen. I am going to say that the only trouble for Ma Long can be ZJK if he reaches the final. He already lost to Ovtcharov, Chuang, Samsonov, Fegerl and Chen chien an. So it will be really interesting how the other half will be build.
      Quote Originally Posted by TTFrenzy View Post
      The thing that makes me somehow uninterested & bored is that if dima beats ZJK in the semifinal, I dont think he can do the same thing in the final against ma long so the final will be one sided and boring. On the other hand europe players will start to build confidence more if they see another fellow achieving a top class performance against the chinese
      The draw will be very interesting. Boll and Samsonov could definitely cause a threat. I have been thinking this recently, Dima beats Zhang Jike in semi finals and then plays Ma Long in the final. Similar to when Ryu Seung Min beat Wang Hao in the Athens Final in 2004, Dima will hit peak performance and completely buzz and his first ever victory against Ma Long will be at the Olympics. Just a dream?

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      I think LGL regrets that he chose ZJK. Now all china coaches Wonder what they can do to make ZJK go to the final. He is the only person who can beat ma long, if he reaches the final. Now I would say it is 50:50.

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