| Event type

Team, Women

Date12 – 16 August 2016
LocationRiocentro Pavilhão 3, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants48 from 16 countries

A total of 16 teams were invited to participate in the team tournament. The highest-ranked NOC from each continent that already contained two qualified players for the singles had a third player added to make up their team. These six teams were joined by the ten highest-ranked NOCs from any continent.

All matches were played in the so-called Beijing System: two singles matches, one doubles, and up to two more singles - if required, as the first team to win three matches won the contest. All matches were played to the best-of-five sets. China’s Liu Shiwen, Ding Ning and Li Xiaoxia did not lose any match and won all their matches 3-0. They were never threatened and had been the pre-tournament favourites. Surprisingly Germany won their semi-final 3-2 against Japan and went on to collect the silver medal, with the bronze going to Japan.

1People's Republic of ChinaCHNGold
Liu ShiwenLi XiaoxiaDing Ning
Ying HanXiaona ShanPetrissa Solja
Kasumi IshikawaMima ItoAi Fukuhara
Yu MengyuFeng TianweiZhou Yihan
=5Democratic People's Republic of KoreaPRK
Ri Mi-GyongRi Myong-SunKim Song-I
=5Republic of KoreaKOR
Jeon Ji-HuiSeo Hyo-WonYang Ha-Eun
=5Hong Kong, ChinaHKG
Lee Ho ChingDoo Hoi KemTie Ya Na
Sofia PolcanovaLiu JiaLi Qiangbing
Gui LinBruna TakahashiCarol Kumahara
Jian-Fang LaySally ZhangMelissa Tapper
Eliza SamaraDaniela Dodean-MonteiroBernadette Szőcs
Dina MeshrefNadeen El-DawlatlyYousra Helmy
=9United StatesUSA
Jiaqi ZhengLily ZhangJennifer Wu
=9Chinese TaipeiTPE
Cheng I-ChingHuang Yi-HuaChen Szu-Yu
Jie LiJiao LiBritt Eerland
Katarzyna Grzybowska-FrancQian LiNatalia Partyka

Round One (12 August 2016)

Match #1 CHN 3 – 0BRA
Match #2 PRK 3 – 0AUS
Match #3 KOR 3 – 2ROU
Match #4 SGP 3 – 0EGY
Match #5 GER 3 – 0USA
Match #6 HKG 3 – 1TPE
Match #7 AUT 3 – 1NED
Match #8 JPN 3 – 0POL

Quarter-Finals (13 August 2016)

Match #1 CHN 3 – 0PRK
Match #2 SGP 3 – 2KOR
Match #3 GER 3 – 1HKG
Match #4 JPN 3 – 0AUT

Semi-Finals (14 – 15 August 2016)

Match #1 CHN 3 – 0SGP
Match #2 GER 3 – 2JPN

Final Round (16 August 2016)

Match 1/2 CHN 3 – 0GER
Match 3/4 JPN 3 – 1SGP