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How to qualify for table tennis at Paris 2024. The Olympics qualification system explained

Table tennis will once again feature at the Olympic Games in two years’ time, with the same five medal events contested at Tokyo 2020 scheduled for Paris 2024. Find out everything you need to know about the number of athletes, stars to watch and pathway to qualification for Paris 2024.

Table tennis made its Olympic debut at Seoul 1988 with a total of four medal events across men’s and women’s singles and doubles.

At Beijing 2008, a major change was implemented with team events replacing doubles. The programme remained the same until Tokyo 2020 when the new mixed doubles event was introduced.

All five medal events from Tokyo 2020 will once again feature at Paris 2024. But before that, NOCs and athletes need to secure their spots for the Paris Games.

What is the table tennis qualification pathway to Paris 2024?

Here is how athletes can qualify for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 table tennis competition.

Team Qualification

There are four ways for NOCs to obtain a team quota place (three athletes per NOC) :

1 – Continental qualification events – six teams

Each ITTF Continental Federation will identify an existing event to play the role of the continental Olympic qualification event.

The highest-ranked NOC in each Continental qualification event (for Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania) will be rewarded one team quota place, apart from the Continental qualification event of Pan America which will allocate two team quota places.

2 – 2024 World Teams Championships – Eight teams

The 2024 World Teams Championships will be held from 16-25 February 2024 in Busan, the Republic of Korea.

The NOCs of the eight quarter-finalists will secure a team quota place for Paris 2024.

3 – World Ranking – One team

The highest-ranked NOC (not already qualified) in the World Team Ranking published immediately after the 2024 World Team Table Tennis Championships Finals (the March 2024 World Team Ranking) will earn one team quota place.

4 – Host Country – One Team

The host country France will secure one team quota place if they have not already qualified through the qualification pathway.


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