Great britain olympic table tennis team

Great Britain name table tennis team for Paralympics in Rio

Part of the Olympic Games since Seoul table tennis is the most popular racket sport in the world. Devilish spin and incredible reflexes make it a spellbinding spectacle. Men and women compete individually and in teams.

Joao Monteiro and Tiago Apolonia of Portugal celebrate during Men's Team Table Tennis first round match against team of Great Britain on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 3, 2012 in London, England.

Joao Monteiro and Tiago Apolonia of Portugal celebrate during Men's Team Table Tennis first round match against team of Great Britain on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2012 in London, England.

North Korea's Kim Jong returns a shot to Great Britain's Na Liu during the women's team table tennis competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in London.

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North Korea's Kim Jong returns a shot to Great Britain's Na Liu during the women's team table tennis competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. in London.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Xu Xin of China is seen during the Table Tennis Men's Team Quarterfinal Match between China and Great Britain on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Xu Xin of China is seen during the Table Tennis Men's Team Quarterfinal Match between China and Great Britain on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

China maintains its third place spot behind the United States and Great Britain on the medal table on the eleventh day of the Rio Games after winning five medals: two gold, one silver, and two bronze. Li Xiaoxia, Ding Ning, and Liu Shiwen have defeated Germany to claim the first title in the women's table tennis team event. Diver Cao Yuan grabbed the gold in the men's 3m springboard.

China maintains its third place spot behind the United States and Great Britain on the medal table on the eleventh day of the Rio Games after winning five medals: two gold, one silver, and two bronze. Li Xiaoxia, Ding Ning, and Liu Shiwen have defeated Germany to claim the first title in the women's table tennis team event. Diver Cao Yuan grabbed the gold in the men's 3m springboard.

Paul Drinkhall leads the way as six table tennis players selected for Team GB

London 2012 Olympics: Paul Drinkhall leads the way as six table tennis players selected for Team GB

Paul Drinkhall leads the way as six table tennis players selected for Team GB

Liam Pitchford - Table Tennis. Men's singles.

Liam Pitchford - Table Tennis. Men's singles.

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Paul Drinkhall - Table Tennis. Men's singles.

Paul Drinkhall - Table Tennis. Men's singles.

David Wetherill with a fantastic shot at the London 2012 Paralympic Games for GB (with replay)

Mega epic amazingness - David Wetherill with a fantastic shot at the London 2012 Paralympic Games for GB

Usain Bolt claimed a record third 100m title while tennis player Andy Murray won Britain's fifth Rio gold on GB's best day at an overseas Olympics. A 15th gold of the Games, putting GB second in the medal table, followed gymnast Max Whitlock's historic double success and Justin Rose's golf victory. Cyclist Jason Kenny defeated team-mate Callum Skinner for his fifth title.

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Jamaican Usain Bolt wins a record third successive title while tennis player Andy Murray claims Britain's fifth Rio gold on their best day at an overseas Olympics.

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Andy Murray serving as flag bearer for Team GB

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