Major achievements in table tennis by nation


This is a list of achievements in major international table tennis events according to gold, silver and bronze medal results obtained by athletes representing different nations. The objective is not to create a combined medal table; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by athletes in major global events, ranking the countries according to the most podiums accomplished by athletes of these nations. In order to be considered for the making of the list, competitions must be ranked among the highest possible rank (R1) by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF);[1] these competitions are: 1) Summer Olympic Games, 2) Youth Olympic Games, 3) World Table Tennis Championships, 4) World Junior Table Tennis Championships, and 5) Table Tennis World Cup.[2] Masters, as well as Para meets, such as the Para World Championships and the Paralympic Games, were not taken into consideration, as per ITTF guidelines.

Results


The conventions used on this table follow the ITTF guidelines, namely: MS for men's singles, WS for women's singles, MD for men's doubles, WD for women's doubles, XD for mixed doubles, MT for men's team and WT for women's team. The Mixed Team event at the Youth Olympic Games is referred to as XT.

Notes
  • A red background   indicates that the result was achieved in doubles or mixed team events where each athlete represented a different country. These results are considered valid for both countries and accounted for in the final ranking.
  • The table is pre-sorted by total number of medal results. In case of a tie, countries are then compared according to most gold medal results, silver medal results and bronze medal results, respectively. Persisting a tie, equal ranks are given, with countries being listed in alphabetical order.


Best international results by nation (1926 – April 2019)
World Championships Olympic Games World Cup Youth Olympics World Junior Championships
Rk. Nation MS WS MD WD XD MT WT MS WS MD WD MT WT MS WS MD WD MT WT MS WS XT MS WS MD WD XD MT WT
1 China
2 South Korea
3 Japan
4 Germany
5 Hong Kong
6 Chinese Taipei
7 France
8 Romania
9 Hungary
10 North Korea
11 United States
12 England
13 Yugoslavia
14 Austria
15 Czechoslovakia
16 Sweden
17 Poland
18 Singapore
19 Russia
20 Croatia
21 Soviet Union
22 Belgium
23 Belarus
23 West Germany
25 Korea
26 Spain
27 Egypt
28 Greece
28 Portugal
28 Wales
31 India
32 Scotland
33 East Germany
34 Canada
34 Denmark
34 Italy
34 Netherlands
34 Serbia
39 Luxembourg
40 Brazil
40 Czech Republic
40 New Zealand
40 Slovenia
40 Tunisia1
40 Vietnam

1 The medal was officially awarded under the Olympic flag at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics to a Mixed-NOCs team consisting of one athlete from China and one athlete from Tunisia.

Further reading


See also


Major tournaments for disabled athletes
Other major world tournaments
Continental tournaments
Others

References