Which TEAM will win the Rio Olympics?

  • China

    Votes: 82 85.4%
  • Germany

    Votes: 5 5.2%
  • Japan

    Votes: 3 3.1%
  • Korea

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Chinese Taipei

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Great Britain

    Votes: 4 4.2%
  • Portugal

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Hong Kong

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • France

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (Post Below)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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--Official Topic For The Team Event at the Rio Olympics--

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

The singles event is now over at the Rio Olympics but the action doesn't stop there! The Men's and women's team event has just got underway in Rio! We can use this topic as a means to display all the latest news, results and more from the team event at the Olympics!

China, the 2016 World Team Champions enter the Rio Olympics as the number 1 seed!

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2016 Men's World Champions - Team CHINA - Photo by: ITTF Flickr

Men's Team Seedings

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Great Britain Enter The Rio Olympics - Photo by: ITTF Flickr

01) China - (Ma Long, Zhang Jike, Xu Xin)
02) Germany - (Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Timo Boll, Bastian Steger)
03) Japan - (Jun Mizutani, Koki Niwa, Maharu Yoshimura)
04) Great Britain - (Liam Pitchford, Paul Drinkhall, Sam Walker)
05) France - (FLORE Tristan Flore, Simon Gauzy, Emmanuel Lebesson)
06) Korea - (Joung Youngsik, Joo Saehyuk, Lee Sangsu)
07) Sweden - (Par Gerell, Mattias Karlsson, Kristian Karlsson)
08) Poland - (Wang Zengyi, Jakub Dyjas, Daniel Gorak)
09) Australia - (Hu Heming, David Powell, Xin Yan)
10) Hong Kong - (Wong Chin Ting, Tang Peng, Ho Kwan Kit)
11) Portugal - (Marcos Freitas, Tiago Apolonia, Joao Monteiro)
12) Austria - (Stefan Fegerl, Robert Gardos, Daniel Habesohn)
13) Chinese Taipei (Chuang Chih Yuan, Chen Chien An, Chiang Hung Chieh)
14) USA - (Feng Yijun, Kanak Jha, Timothy Wang)
15) Brazil - (Hugo Calderano, Cazuo Matsumoto, Gustavo Tsuboi)
16) Nigeria (Quadri Aruna, Segun Toriola, Bode Abiodun)


Women's Team Seedings

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2016 Women's World Champions - Team CHINA - Photo by: ITTF Flickr

01) China
02) Japan
03) DPR Korea
04) Singapore
05) Korea Republic
06) Brazil
07) Australia
08) Egypt
09) Romania
10) Germany
11) USA
12) Chinese Taipei
13) Hong Kong
14) Netherlands
15) Austria
16) Poland

The matches are underway! Full schedule below:

12th August: Men's Team Round 1 and Women Team Round 1
13th August: Men's Team Round 1 and Women's Team Quarter Final
14th August: Men's Team Quarter Finals and Women's Team Semi Final
15th August: Men's Team Semi Finals and Women's Team Semi Final
16th August: Women's Team Bronze and Women's Team Gold Medal Match
17th August: Men's Team Bronze and Women's Team Gold Medal Match

We can use this discussion as a means to display all the latest results, news, and more from the most spectacular team event! What are your predictions?
 
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Today's Matches - 12th August

Women

China 3-0 Brazil
Australia 0-3 North Korea
Korea Republic 3-2 Romania
Egypt 0-3 Singapore
Germany 3-0 USA
Chinese Taipei 1-3 Hong Kong
Netherlands 1-3 Austria
Poland 0-3 Japan

Men

China vs Nigeria (Local time: 19.30pm)
Great Britain vs France (Local time: 19.30pm) UK users BBC
Sweden vs USA (Local time: 19.30pm)
Brazil vs Korea Republic (Local time: 19.30pm)
 
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Xu Xin's debut today leads currently 2-0 over Segun Toriola
 
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Somebody should tell Walker that getting into rallies far from the table is a high risk strategy for him.
 
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Get in! Well played Sam Walker - dug in there superbly. GB through and will now face .....China :eek:
 
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