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Table tennis reaches last qualification stage

2018-06-12 19:02:04

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After a tournament in the Cook Islands that followed a series of Olympic qualifiers, only the results from the International Table Tennis Federation world ranking are remaining.

Table tennis at Buenos Aires 2018 will be held at Tecnopolis Park. There will be an individual competition for each gender in addition to a mixed international team contest. The competitions will start on October 7 and end on October 15, with October 11 as a rest day.

The table tennis list for Buenos Aires 2018 is almost complete.

After a series of qualifying tournaments organised by the ITTF, in addition to continental qualifiers that took place in 2017, the table tennis representatives for the Youth Olympic Games will be known with the addition of the world ranking results.

Last weekend the island of Raratonga (Cook Islands) was the site for the last Olympic table tennis qualifier.

On the first day of competition, Pang Yew En Koen, from Singapore, clinched the Olympic ticket for the men, while India’s Archana Girish Kamath, won the spot among the women.

In the second day of action, Jann Nayre, from the Philippines, won in the men’s division, while Alice Li Sian Chang, from Malaysia, triumphed among the women to secure a spot at the Youth Olympic Games.

With these results there are now 52 confirmed quota places in both genders for table tennis at Buenos Aires 2018.

On July 1 the ITTF will close the youth world ranking and determine the remaining three men’s and women’s places.

Each National Olympic Committee can send a maximum of two representatives per gender. As the organising country for the next Youth Olympic Games, Argentina has two spots (one per gender) guaranteed.

Table tennis at Buenos Aires 2018 will be held at Tecnopolis Park. There will be an individual competition for each gender in addition to a mixed international team contest. The competitions will start on October 7 and end on October 15, with October 11 as a rest day.

Photos: International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)

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