| Event type

Team, Women

Date1 – 5 August 2021
LocationTōkyō Taiikukan, Shibuya, Tokyo
Participants48 from 16 countries

16 teams qualified for the women’s team event according to the same scheme as in the men’s competition. In addition to hosts Japan, six teams qualified as winners of continental tournaments. The remaining nine teams were determined from a qualification tournament played in Portugal in January 2020. When North Korea decided not to take part in the Tokyo Olympics, the team was replaced by France. Six of the qualified teams came from East Asia, six from Europe and the remaining four represented the rest of the world. Like in Rio, the team rounds were played in the so-called “Beijing System” of one doubles, two singles, and up to two more singles matches if required, as the first team to win three matches won the contest. All matches were played to the best-of-five games. Asia’s dominance was even greater than in the men’s event. All six Asian teams advanced from the first round, accompanied only by Germany and Romania from Europe.

The Chinese supremacy was reflected by a relation of 36-4 games record from four rounds and 12 matches. The team included Chen Meng and Sun Yingsha, the finalists in the singles, and Wang Manyu, ranked fourth in the world. It was no surprise that they faced Japan in the final, the second-best team based on world rankings. China won 3-0, with their opponents Miu Hirano, Kasumi Ishikawa, and singles bronze medallist Mima Ito, winning just two games.

Germany and Hong Kong were both well beaten in their semi-finals by 3-0 score-lines, by the favorites China and Japan respectively. In the bronze medal match, Germany went into the lead after winning the doubles but Hong Kong came back to win three singles in a row and claim the medal.

1People's Republic of ChinaCHNGold
Chen MengSun YingshaWang Manyu
Miu HiranoKasumi IshikawaMima Ito
3Hong Kong, ChinaHKGBronze
Doo Hoi KemLee Ho ChingMinnie Soo
Ying HanXiaona ShanPetrissa Solja
=5Republic of KoreaKOR
Choi Hyo-JuJeon Ji-HuiSin Yu-Bin
Daniela Dodean-MonteiroEliza SamaraBernadette Szőcs
Feng TianweiLin YeYu Mengyu
=5Chinese TaipeiTPE
Chen Szu-YuCheng Hsien-TzuCheng I-Ching
Michelle BromleyJian-Fang LayMelissa Tapper
Liu JiaLiu YuanSofia Polcanova
Carol KumaharaBruna TakahashiJéssica Yamada
Farah AbdelazizYousra HelmyDina Meshref
Stéphanie LoeuillettePrithika PavadeJia Nan Yuan
Mária FazekasDóra MadarászSzandra Pergel
Natalia BajorQian LiNatalia Partyka
=9United StatesUSA
Juan LiuHuijing WangLily Zhang

Round One

Date1 – 2 August 2021
Match #101 Aug 14:30Table 1People's Republic of ChinaCHN3 – 0AustriaAUT
Match #201 Aug 10:00Table 3SingaporeSGP3 – 0FranceFRA
Match #302 Aug 10:00Table 4Republic of KoreaKOR3 – 0PolandPOL
Match #401 Aug 14:30Table 3GermanyGER3 – 0AustraliaAUS
Match #501 Aug 10:00Table 2Hong Kong, ChinaHKG3 – 1BrazilBRA
Match #601 Aug 10:00Table 3RomaniaROU3 – 0EgyptEGY
Match #701 Aug 19:30Table 3Chinese TaipeiTPE3 – 0United StatesUSA
Match #801 Aug 19:30Table 2JapanJPN3 – 0HungaryHUN


Date2 – 3 August 2021
Match #103 Aug 14:30Table 1People's Republic of ChinaCHN3 – 0SingaporeSGP
Match #203 Aug 10:00Table 2GermanyGER3 – 2Republic of KoreaKOR
Match #302 Aug 14:30Table 1Hong Kong, ChinaHKG3 – 1RomaniaROU
Match #402 Aug 19:30Table 2JapanJPN3 – 0Chinese TaipeiTPE


Date3 – 4 August 2021
Match #104 Aug 10:00Table 1People's Republic of ChinaCHN3 – 0GermanyGER
Match #203 Aug 19:30Table 1Hong Kong, ChinaHKG3 – 0JapanJPN

Final Round

Date5 August 2021 — 11:00
Match 1/205 Aug 19:30Table 1People's Republic of ChinaCHN3 – 0JapanJPN
Match 3/405 Aug 11:00Table 1Hong Kong, ChinaHKG3 – 1GermanyGER