Table tennis at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Table tennis
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia World Congress Center
Dates20 July to 4 August 1996
Competitors166 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

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 4318
2  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0101
3  South Korea (KOR) 0022
4  Germany (GER) 0011

Medal summary

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


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. 1 August 1996. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
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