Because it was in 1988 – in Seoul, South Korea – that table tennis first joined the Olympics and became an Olympic sport.
Also to know is, who won table tennis in the Olympics?
People’s Republic of China have been crowned men’s team table tennis champions after a 3-0 victory over Germany. The winning team, made up of table tennis legend MA Long, FAN Zhendong and XU Xin, beat the German team of Patrick Franziska, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Timo Boll to gold with a final score of 11-7, 11-3, 11-9.
In this way, who is the youngest Olympic table tennis medalist?
Hend Zaza, 12 – Syria – Table tennis. While NISHIYA won gold, it’s Zaza who walks away with the title of “youngest,” the Syrian having lost her opening match in table tennis on Saturday (24 July). Zaza is the youngest table tennis player at the Olympics ever – and the youngest Olympian in any sport since 1992.
Is table tennis in the Olympics?
Table tennis made its Olympic debut at the Seoul 1988 Games with men’s and women’s singles and doubles. Since Beijing 2008 the competition has consisted of men’s and women’s singles and team events, while the Tokyo 2020 competition will also include a mixed doubles event.
Englishman David Foster